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Is this 1985 Kuwahara Japanese road bike collectable?

Old 01-09-15, 02:04 PM
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I would keep the Kuwahara as a rider, if it fits you. It is a beautiful frame but unlikely to fetch much money on the open market. If I found a bike like that in my size, I would snap it up in a minute if the price was right, and I would keep it for commuting.

BTW, your frame appears to be close to my size ... 57ish?
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Originally Posted by tarwheel View Post
BTW, your frame appears to be close to my size ... 57ish?
With a 57 c to c top tube, the Kuwahara fits like a glove. Knowing that it's not particularly collectable frees me up to customize it to my liking. So, now it's sporting a temporary lighter wheelset and a Brooks saddle. It's my official "off the wall" bike and a real pleasure to ride.
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I would say it is collectible, Kuwahara did not import a lot of road bikes to the USA and Canada in the 80's. They are rare finds, compared to the popular brands of that time. But if you are wondering if they have a high $ value, probably not. It really depends on the negotiation between the seller/buyer. But I will say that it is a nice ride you got there. I have a 1984 Kuwahara Pulsar, and it's nice to stumble upon another Kuwahara owner. I'm in the middle of a rebuild of mine, hope to post a thread on that soon, but here is what she looked like before I took her all apart...
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My opinion is that the Kuwahara's especially the 24" frame with the araya wheels will be sought after for years to come. Maybe not as collectibles but as great bikes to ride and easy to maintain. I have refurbished a couple and love the quality of them. One I have has a factory welded frame but not sure what model it is as the paint is not good but the bike itself is now in excellent riding condition.

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Old 07-01-19, 07:06 PM
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Sorry to Necro this thread but I'm looking at buying an old pearl blue Kuwahara road bike for $400. Seems a bit high but the thing looks in amazing condition. Cannot post pictures but am looking for opinions..
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Thread back from the dead... Here is a collectable japanese bike...

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