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1982 Kuwahara E.T.

1982 Kuwahara E.T.

simply unexpected find

7 November 2014:

It is done finally...super stoked with this baby. My most prized build. She was so hard to build because of some technical issues in installing the tioga head set, seat tube mast and the tange sealed bottom bracket. almost didn't make in the 2015 calendar build off completed submission. Huge thanks to my two know who you are. I know many of you here will enjoy this but not as much as I do...hehehe:))

11 June 2013:  

At long last...just cant believe it.. just found today 11june2013. went to accompany wife to a tailor..women stuff. came a boy on the bike slowly pass by my car. my god..loop tail, hole in gusset. can that be.......? dropped wife, quickly turn round the corner, eyes searching, boy gone. circled the blocks no sign of the young kid. parked my car and hoping he would reappear. then there he was happily riding.. seemed we are destined to meet. stopped  the boy and asked would he sell his bike for rm300 (~90dollars). told me he need to ask his grandma who's looking after a grocery shop nearby. my heart was thumping n hands shivering. long story short. met the lovely old lady. i was greeted with all smiles by his family members.. verrrrry good sign. paid the boy, I GOT IT. like a kid who just found a treasure box took the ET to my car and drove to my BEAUTIFUL wife. 

  i'm going to build it soon. it appears that the fork(tange), headset(tange) & stem(sugino) are original and the rear mag looks like ogk. The kid is 10 years old and turned out he found the bike at the scrap yard and fixed it himself. I really hope her grandma will buy him a new bike. gonna visit them one day to buy some groceries.:) 

Components:1. Frame  & Fork: 1982 Kuwahara ET
2. Handlebar: Win V-bar 26"
3. Grip: OGK 77-17A
4. Stem: Win Slant 
5. Headset: Tioga MX2 with Tange Head Lock LP-440
6. Seat: Elina Lightning Bolt
7. Seatpost: Nitto
8. Seatpost Clamp: Suntour Arrow
9. Pedals: Victor Rat Trap
10. Crank: OPC Sugino CrMo 175
11. Chainwheel: Sugino 45T
12. Bottom Bracket: Tange Sealed Bearing BB-220SB
13. Chain: Izumi
14. Freewheel: Suntour 16T
15. Rims: Araya 7X
16. Hubs: Suntour High Flange Sealed Bearing (Front) & SR High Flange (Rear)
17. Tires: Tioga Competition III (2.175 & 1.75)
18. Brake Lever: Dia Compe Pre-bent
19. Brake Caliper: Dia Compe MX900
20. Brake Clip: Dia Compe
21. Brake Pads: Skyway
  • All-Around
  • Company: Kuwahara
  • Model: E.T.
  • Wheel Size: 20"
  • Headtube size: 1"