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    • CommentAuthorhroddd
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2008
     
    hello to anyone and everyone,

    i just picked up a pearly white 58cm kuwahara carrera ul yesterday for $20. i know the general history of the kuwahara company but can't seem to find anything specific on this bicycle in particular. anyone got info?
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    Here is one on craigslist that looks nice. These bikes seem like decent frames, not top rated, but very serviceable. For 20 bucks you got a deal and you can spend some money on it. Clean it up real good with a soap and water bath--get all the grime and grease off in all the nooks and crannies. if there are scratches and chips buy some auto touch up paint that matches and do a touch up on the frame. Clean and oil the chain. Look for a good used lightweight saddle for 20 bucks, and if the wheels are not very good, spend 50-60 bucks on some good late 1980-90s 700c wheels (mavics?), put some decent tires on it with new bar tape and you are good to go for less than a 100 bucks. If you do clipless pedals used Look style pedals can be had for 10-20 bucks too! Check craigslist!

    http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/bik/1028967201.html
    • CommentAuthorSkylar
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th 2009
     
    I just uploaded my Kuwa project, it was a trash scavenge.

    Besides mine there's a handful on google, they're pretty obscure.

    Mine has mid-range Tange tubing. It is a lightweight for an '85 model.

    Kuwahara made Apollo bikes as well, but built their company off of BMX/Freestyle bike sales and Factory teams, as well as their bike starring in E.T.
 
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