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Old 11-14-10, 12:14 PM   #1
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Another great ride on my Kuwahara sport 12

took out my recently fixed up 1985 kuwahara sport 12 for a tune up ride and was one of the quietiest rides i have ever had the only noise was from the tires on the pavement and very fast . do any other kuwahara owners find these bike are very good quality ?? check out my pic !!
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I haven't really had a chance to finish fixing mine up, but the short ride I did take on it was very encouraging. Mine is a Nishiki Custom Sport, but there is a lable on it stating that it is handmade by Kuwahara, so I'm assuming that it sort of counts here.






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Nishikis were actually made by Kawamura Cycle, not Kuwahara. I have to slow down whenever I see either of those names since the difference is only one single letter and some vowel placement .
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Kuwahara made bikes for the US under various names, including Schwinn, Apolo, and Concord. - I had a couple early eighties Concords, and they were really quite nicely made - and just as nice to ride.
It's no surprise that you are enjoying yours!
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took out my recently fixed up 1985 kuwahara sport 12 for a tune up ride and was one of the quietiest rides i have ever had the only noise was from the tires on the pavement and very fast . do any other kuwahara owners find these bike are very good quality ?? check out my pic !!
What a great photo! (I want a cool looking lake to ride around too!)
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Nishikis were actually made by Kawamura Cycle, not Kuwahara. I have to slow down whenever I see either of those names since the difference is only one single letter and some vowel placement .

Holy R.I.F. Batman,

Ok, now I'm going to have to go out to the barn and take a closer look. I could have sworn it said Kuwahara, but it is a 'script' font, so it wouldn't be too hard to miss

Thanks for pointing that out

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