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Opinions on this bike please!! IS this my OG bike from the 80s?

#1 2013-05-28 5:16pm

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Opinions on this bike please!! IS this my OG bike from the 80s?

This bike is SO MUCH EXACTLY like my bike from 1983, I'm starting to wounder if it IS my actual bike from 1983! I can not remember what happened to my original bike back them. I had got a JMC later and then, at that time, that was the only bike i cared about. Not only is the parts exact, but i noticed three small details in my pic from 83 that match up. The OS chain tensioner on the drive side, a TT decal and the pedals. Most all 83 Novas came with KKT AMX pedals, mine came with KKT SMX pedals. Also in the OG pic, there is the "NOVA" decal on the top tube. You can see the remnants of that decal on the bike now. Not only is this the 3rd Nova in this blue i have seen(and the only one with the silver parts package), but i have only seen two with that NOVA decal. Even the ads do no have that decal so it wasn't on all of them and i rarely see that decal on any. They also didn't come with tensioner but i had one BITD and low and behold, there is one on this.

Maybe someone here can spot something that would prove or disprove it is? Just the thought of 1. Finding your first bike 30 years later in a different state AND 2. it being in OG condition is CRAZY to think of! But im seeing things on this that is making me think that might actually be the case so talk me out of my crazy thought! smile

Check out the pic from 1983 blown up to see what i am taking about.
http://imageshack.us/a/img441/9041/img460v.jpg
And full pic....
http://imageshack.us/a/img20/4418/img4592p.jpg

And the remnants on the "NOVA" decal...
http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/4920/dscn3328j.jpg

And as it sits....
http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee169/deputyfl/ugyouiyfgouyf/DSCN3326-Copy_zps64c194b4.jpg

Old mag review..
http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/7937/supernova03.jpg
http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/8646/supernova04.jpg
http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/7016/supernova05.jpg

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#2 2013-05-28 5:19pm

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Re: Opinions on this bike please!! IS this my OG bike from the 80s?

It's possible looks like it to me you crazy bastard lol


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#3 2013-05-28 5:22pm

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Re: Opinions on this bike please!! IS this my OG bike from the 80s?

Did it have the checkered seatpost on it BITD and in the old pics there? Hard for me to tell.


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#4 2013-05-28 5:23pm

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brackett wrote:

Did it have the checkered seatpost on it BITD and in the old pics there? Hard for me to tell.

Yes sir, look close and the top pic and ya can see the Elina UL!

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#5 2013-05-28 5:23pm

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Yes you can see it right behind his right leg


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#6 2013-05-28 5:24pm

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Re: Opinions on this bike please!! IS this my OG bike from the 80s?

It sure looks like the same bike.


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#7 2013-05-28 5:30pm

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By the way, I last had the bike in Roswell Georgia, probably don't remember having it after around 1984 and do not remember how when or why i got rid of it. I found the bike at the Spring Fling in Tampa a few months back and got it from a museum member through a trade.

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#8 2013-05-28 5:31pm

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Look at the "new" photo, and look at the fork, towards the bottom, opposite side of dropout.    It has a weird paint removed spot. 

Now, look at the "old" photo, it's there!!!!!!


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#9 2013-05-28 5:32pm

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Wow!! Lucky lucky smile Congrat's on finding your bike!!! smile


I got lots of stuff, what you need? lol

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#10 2013-05-28 5:37pm

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Re: Opinions on this bike please!! IS this my OG bike from the 80s?

TONE wrote:

Look at the "new" photo, and look at the fork, towards the bottom, opposite side of dropout.    It has a weird paint removed spot. 

Now, look at the "old" photo, it's there!!!!!!

Good eyes.


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#11 2013-05-28 5:45pm

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TONE wrote:

Look at the "new" photo, and look at the fork, towards the bottom, opposite side of dropout.    It has a weird paint removed spot. 

Now, look at the "old" photo, it's there!!!!!!

THat's a Round decal of some sort... I saw it too... I think it's the same bike... You have your childhood bike Von... I say someone needs to prove it to be untrue sir...


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#12 2013-05-28 5:46pm

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Von, take that sucker into work, go see your buddies in the crime lab and do some DNA testing...

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#13 2013-05-28 5:48pm

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TONE wrote:

Look at the "new" photo, and look at the fork, towards the bottom, opposite side of dropout.    It has a weird paint removed spot. 

Now, look at the "old" photo, it's there!!!!!!

i dont see it???


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#14 2013-05-28 5:49pm

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When I bunnyhop I hear a creak and I don't know if it's my bike or my joints. Oh well.

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#15 2013-05-28 5:53pm

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Von, is the bike shop where you guys originally bought it still around? If so there's a chance they may have old sales records and could look up the serial number.

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#16 2013-05-28 5:55pm

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I say its your Bike, so hard to tell, but good catchn on the fork paint ..

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#17 2013-05-28 6:36pm

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It finally made it home  ENJOY IT


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#18 2013-05-28 6:43pm

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sweet stuff. I wish I could find my Kuwahara kz-1 mad


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#19 2013-05-28 6:56pm

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cool
Wish I could find my old MX II but I know that thing is long gone and parted being in Chicago.p


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#20 2013-05-28 7:09pm

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bmxerpete wrote:

Von, is the bike shop where you guys originally bought it still around? If so there's a chance they may have old sales records and could look up the serial number.

That is precisely what I was thinking. Just read one of those stories of someone on here doing that...and it actually worked...or so they said


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#21 2013-05-28 7:10pm

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Rividude wrote:

TONE wrote:

Look at the "new" photo, and look at the fork, towards the bottom, opposite side of dropout.    It has a weird paint removed spot. 

Now, look at the "old" photo, it's there!!!!!!

THat's a Round decal of some sort... I saw it too... I think it's the same bike... You have your childhood bike Von... I say someone needs to prove it to be untrue sir...

This is this decal Von:

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i175/vimto_uk/Reference/kuwahara_champion01.jpg

There would have been one of the same decals on the seat tube also.
This bike of Polanco's has them: http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/kuwahara/60329#.UaVj50Cxef4

With that being said it is pretty odd the seat/post/stem etc are all still the same, what are the odds?

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#22 2013-05-28 7:13pm

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Yes, that decal is on the seat tube and bottom fork leg. ^
I emailed the bike shop i got it from tonight! See if i get lucky smile

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#23 2013-05-28 7:14pm

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My vote is that it is your bike from BITD......cool story nonetheless.

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#24 2013-05-28 7:16pm

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bmxerpete wrote:

Von, take that sucker into work, go see your buddies in the crime lab and do some DNA testing...

DUN-DUN...


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#25 2013-05-28 7:17pm

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..it gives me hope:cool:


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