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#1 2011-10-04 6:13pm

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From: Stockholm, Sweden
Registered: 2009-11-11
Posts: 14
Bikes: 11

1983 Kuwahara Nova

1983 Kuwahara Nova

Stefan Ekwall tribute bike.

I found this Kuwahara at (the swedish version of Craigs List) in the spring of 2010.

The woman Tina, that I bought the bike from, had bought it in early 90´s to her kids from Stefan Ekwall in Märsta. For those who don’t know who Stefan is, I can tell you that he’s the grandfather of BMX in Sweden. Stefan was a role model for me in the 80´s and he has been a huge inspiration for me. Stefan used to run a BMX shop in Märsta called “TWS” (Two Wheel Service). This bike/project is a tribute to Stefan for all of his hard work for the BMX scene.

When I bought the bike, it had different parts and the frame was chrome plated. Blue is my favourite color of the Nova’s, that’s why I have painted it blue. I took the Akisu aero fork (mint condition) from another bike. The seat post is my old seat post from when I was sponsored by “Kuwahara Sweden” in the 80´s. Except for the fork, seat post, SR stem, and the yellow ACS Z-rims, all the other parts is NOS (new old stock).

The brake guard (California Racing Design) was bought from legendary Tim March in England.

Many thanks to Stefan Ekwall and his family!

See more pictures at my website:



#2 2011-10-04 7:20pm

red stick
Pro Member
From: Port Allen, LA
Registered: 2011-06-25
Posts: 675
Bikes: 43
For Sale: 1

Re: 1983 Kuwahara Nova

Very, very, nice... I love it!coolcoolcool

Please, just one more bike



#3 2011-10-05 1:19am

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From: Sydney, Australia
Registered: 2011-03-04
Posts: 1106
Bikes: 16

Re: 1983 Kuwahara Nova

Super sweet ride. fave.wink

European tour 2019.Paris,Italy,Poland,Netherlands,England & Malta.

Still livin the dream. Hahaha.



#4 2011-10-05 6:58am

Centurion Member
Registered: 2010-01-15
Posts: 218
Bikes: 31

Re: 1983 Kuwahara Nova

Very beautiful guy



#5 2011-10-05 9:37pm

Pico Sanchez
From: Nor-Cal
Registered: 2010-06-17
Posts: 1251

Re: 1983 Kuwahara Nova

Yea, sweet man. Cool story

Builds on a budget. One spoke at a time...



#6 2014-05-04 5:51am

From: Wisconsin Land of Bmx
Registered: 2013-04-14
Posts: 30
Bikes: 3

Re: 1983 Kuwahara Nova

Nice job



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