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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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pinch1967 View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by cinco View Post
    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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