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Old 05-20-05, 02:44 AM
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Kuwahara Frame

Hi

first post from a new member.

Rescued from a garbage bin in my street a road bike frame. I'm in Sydney Australia and the frame is branded "Appollo", which is a local bike manufacturer. The frame however has stickers saying "by Kuwahara", "019 Ishiwata" and "Kuwahara Osaka"

It had no front wheel, a badly bucked rear wheel, no seat or seat post. It does have Shimano 600 brakes and derailleurs and levers, Shimano biopace triple chainrings. The buckled rear wheel has a 6 speed Shimano 600 old style threaded casette.

The frame is pretty tatty, but it also feels very light.

I have sufficient components in my spares box to get a complete bike together (I have some nice Campag Lambda Strada wheels that would be suitable).

Before I start though, can anyone give me any info on this frame. It is nicely built and I'm thinking it might be worth repainting. Its cost me zero dollars so far!

Cheers
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