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    K2ProFlex baby! ilikebikes's Avatar
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    Latest addition to the stable.

    Kuwahara built "Concord." I think she's a beauty, please tell me what you guys think. I know this is the FOO, but you guys are like family, and I value your opinions.

























    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Wow - very nice!

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    It looks like it'd be sketchy on singletrack.
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    I would do my hobby on that bike. Nice bike man!

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    Classic AND vintage!
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    Gorgeous! So clean and shiny. What vintage is she?

    I have two bikes made by Kuwahara, one is "Asama" but Asama used to be Kuwahara.

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    Thanks! I havn't really cleaned her up yet, I still have some detailing and waxing to do. I'm not sure of the year as I was told that the serial number is at the bottom of the seat tube, and there are decals there that I will not remove, so as far as I can tell late 70's early 80's, but thats just from what I can tell, please post a few pics of your Kuwaharas! I'd love to see them!
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    It looks to have been ridden very little in its life, and stored well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Serendipper View Post
    Classic AND vintage!
    In nearly equal measures at that.

    Raises the question though. If you're changing or adding bikes, wouldn't it be an "unstable"?
    The search for inner peace continues...

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    Never changing, always adding. So I guess it could be an un-stable!
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    People whose sig line does not include a jsharr quote annoy me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikebikes View Post
    Your tire needs a hair cut.
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    Two wheels good. Four wheels bad.

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    I thought you were going to make a comment on Dia-Compe "G" brake calipers.
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    It looks like a total piece of garbage. I don't think you'll like it.
    On the other hand, I really like garbage. You can send it to me, and I'll gladly take it off your hands so you don't feel odd about it.





    it looks very nice. A very clean vintage ride. Enjoy!

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    very nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikebikes View Post
    I thought you were going to make a comment on Dia-Compe "G" brake calipers.
    I have the same calipers on my Nishiki, with a set of Kool-Stops on the front. No complaints.

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    arX derailleurs puts it in the mid-80s, a solid mid- to upper-range bike. Very similar to my Kuwahara-built Nishiki Olympic 12 that I wrecked last year. A fine bike indeed.
    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



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    K2ProFlex baby! ilikebikes's Avatar
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    All the mid 80's Nishiki Olympic 12's I've seen have brazed on top tube cable guides, the bike I have has cable clamps? I don't think cable clamps were used inthe mid 80's? I may be wrong though.
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    ilikebikes: My Asama is a hybrid, the Kuwahara is an early 90s MTB (currently at MEC getting repairs etc) I don't think you want me uglying up your pretty road bike thread with my hybrid/mtb, eh?

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    Why do you have a cow-bell hanging from your door knob? Do you need more cow-bell?

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    K2ProFlex baby! ilikebikes's Avatar
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    http://www.gophila.com/C/Things_to_D...ship/1946.html
    They are given to the crowd at the bike race, I go just about every year, the cowbells are used as a way of "clapping" for your favorite cyclist, I had to many so I gave away all but two, one on the front door and one on the back, so we can hear when the doors are opened, kinda like they do at most candy/corner stores. (BTW, we can all use more cowbell!)
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luddite View Post
    ilikebikes: My Asama is a hybrid, the Kuwahara is an early 90s MTB (currently at MEC getting repairs etc) I don't think you want me uglying up your pretty road bike thread with my hybrid/mtb, eh?
    you didn't think anyone wanted to see a pic of you but you were wrong about that!
    Post some pics when you can, I'd like to see your bikes.....and maybe some CLEAR pics of you too.
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    you might try posting pictures in the classic and vintage forum and see what the fine folks there have to say about your beauty.

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    Beautiful, very beautiful.
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