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Old 06-14-12, 12:51 AM   #1
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Upgraded an old Kuwahara to a cruiser...

Found this old Kuwahara Parkway bike in sad shape at a garage sale ... ended up paying $10...

It's a decent old frame (4130 butted cromoly) though scratched and ugly, and it only had early 90's Shimano 200GS components on it... I can live with the derailleurs, but the huge resin brakes and nasty shift levers had to go...

So I stripped the old bar, 200gs shifters, painted the stem silver, added a new cruiser bar, new tektro levers and brakes (linear pull lever, so linear pull brakes) and a Shimano M310 3x7 speed rapidfire shift set... and then slid on some SWEET grips...

Don't those grips make the 7-year old in you go "OOOOooohhhhhhhh!!!"

Added some big whitewall balloon tires and went for a ride!

One day I think I'll strip it and repaint... but for now it's something enjoyable to ride around town with the wife.





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Old 06-15-12, 08:35 PM   #2
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That looks like fun.
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Old 07-12-12, 07:06 PM   #3
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Looks cool. Nice job! I have an old Giant road bike that my dad had. I think I'm going to start my own project bike.
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Old 07-13-12, 04:09 PM   #4
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nice... I like converting old crap mtn bikes to cruisers...

black out the bars and wheels and it would look pretty sweet...
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Old 07-14-12, 10:39 AM   #5
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Looks good, I like it the way it is... looks comfortable too.
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Old 07-18-12, 10:30 AM   #6
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Looks great! When i made mine someone here suggested i add a cup holder. It's the only bike i take for coffee now.



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