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  1. #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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    Mostly Harmless dirty tiger's Avatar
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    That looks like fun.

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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.
    Living Life Full Throttle!

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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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    el padre
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    Looks good, I like it the way it is... looks comfortable too.

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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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    Everyone needs a fat tire bike.
    What's not in your legs needs to be in your gears.

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