Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Classic & Vintage
Reload this Page >

Kuwahara Porn...

Notices
Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

Kuwahara Porn...

Old 05-26-10, 12:45 PM
  #1  
Sixty Fiver
Bicycle Repair Man !!!
Thread Starter
 
Sixty Fiver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: YEG
Posts: 27,268

Bikes: See my sig...

Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 58 Post(s)
Liked 27 Times in 17 Posts
Kuwahara Porn...

Most folks who know are aware of my love for those mid eighties Kuwaharas, especially the Shasta and Cascade models.

It all started 5 years ago when I got to check out my friend's 1988 Shasta and right after that started looking for the same bike and had to settle for my Cascade.

My friend's Shasta came to visit my shop and as it has always been too small for him he wanted to refit it for his better half and trekking bars seemed the way to go.

And when I say small...I am talking about a 47 cm lugged frame ! My bikes are 55cm tall with equal top tube measurements and the little Shasta also has a 55cm top tube which I find fascinating.



My Cascade... she's ready to hit the Rockies now that I have added the low riders and fitted the VX derailleurs.



My 1988 Shasta has been stripped to the bone and is a very lightweight urban assault vehicle and winter ride. It's Hurricanes have seen more than 10,000 km of trouble free riding in every kind of weather and are still looking pretty fresh.



And my friend's 1988 Shasta is in such beautiful shape... the original headset needed to be replaced and used an NOS Tioga MTB Master and it got some fresh Schwalbe Hurricanes as I have never found a better 2.0 tyre. They roll out fast, corner like they are on rails, and offer an outstanding ride while offering some insane life and puncture protection.



Love the trekking bars...



The Shasta was an $800.00 Cdn bike in '88 and second only to the Cascade... figure that after 22 years this is looking like a pretty good deal with a less than 40.00 / yr cost and the bike will last another 22 and probably another 22 after that.
Sixty Fiver is offline  
Old 05-26-10, 12:52 PM
  #2  
darkmagus
Senior Member
 
darkmagus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 256
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Is that a bell hooked up to a brake lever on the second bike?
darkmagus is offline  
Old 05-26-10, 01:07 PM
  #3  
Sixty Fiver
Bicycle Repair Man !!!
Thread Starter
 
Sixty Fiver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: YEG
Posts: 27,268

Bikes: See my sig...

Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 58 Post(s)
Liked 27 Times in 17 Posts
Originally Posted by darkmagus View Post
Is that a bell hooked up to a brake lever on the second bike?
I needed to use the dummy lever for something...
Sixty Fiver is offline  
Old 05-26-10, 01:19 PM
  #4  
Maddox
Ride heavy metal.
 
Maddox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Teenage Wasteland, USA
Posts: 1,633

Bikes: '74 Raleigh LTD-3, '76 Motobecane Grand Jubile, '83 Fuji TSIII (customized commuter), '10 Mercier Kilo WT (fixed obsession), '83 Bianchi Alloro, '92 Bridgestone MB-1 (project), '83 Specialized Expedition (project), '79 Peugeot UO-8 (sold)

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
I needed to use the dummy lever for something...
That is remarkably ingenious.

Good spot, darkmagus!
Maddox is offline  
Old 05-26-10, 05:47 PM
  #5  
DiegoFrogs
Senior Member
 
DiegoFrogs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Toledo, OH
Posts: 2,471

Bikes: '77 Centurion "Pro Tour"; '67 Carlton "The Flyer"; 1984 Ross MTB (in USA)

Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 135 Post(s)
Liked 34 Times in 26 Posts
I'm gong to have to do that to my fixed gear(s) now too...
DiegoFrogs is offline  
Old 09-21-14, 08:00 PM
  #6  
AvenirFolder
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 122
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
I just picked up a 1987 Kuwahara Shasta for 50 bucks and am in the process of cleaning it up. Almost everything is original and little used. My dad had one of the same year that was a yellow-black combo. He paid a whopping $750 for it new back in the day. Triple butted, Biopace chainrings, Nitto stem and handlebars etc etc. Gotta love 'em!



Attached Images
File Type: jpg
Kuwahara Shasta 1987 Vintage .jpg (100.9 KB, 105 views)

Last edited by AvenirFolder; 09-26-14 at 10:11 PM.
AvenirFolder is offline  
Old 05-07-15, 11:39 PM
  #7  
MrB67
Member
 
MrB67's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: San Antonio TX
Posts: 40

Bikes: 2014 Cinelli Experience, 1995 Carrera Podium, 1984 Kuwahara Pulsar, 1982 Murray MTN. Bike

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
1984 Kuwahara Pulsar

I have a 1984 Kuwahara Pulsar. Picked it up last year; I was in the market for a older road bike that I could rebuild (if needed) and use as a training bike. I love the "feel of steel" - lugged steel frames have a great ridding quality. For me the added weight of a steel frame and a older bike was exactly what I wanted in a training bike. Currently the bike is completely disassembled, and in the middle of the rebuild. I'm thinking of posting a rebuild thread. Anyway, here are some pics of it before I started to take it all apart:



Not too much info out there on 80's Kuwahara road bikes, mostly info on the BMX bikes.



MrB67 is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
obrentharris
Classic and Vintage Sales
16
08-13-18 03:45 AM
robertofergy
Classic & Vintage
14
05-01-12 09:33 AM
FJ29er
Commuting
5
09-27-11 04:22 PM
oouellette
Singlespeed & Fixed Gear
39
02-16-11 10:07 AM
K. Legaspi
Singlespeed & Fixed Gear
7
03-27-10 10:27 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.