Old School Pictures

Ian Read and friends
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Ian Read and his friends from Kamloops, BC, Canada way back in 1982/83. (TOP LEFT): Wayne on Ian's black KZ with Mike on his chrome KZ-1 jumping in formation. (TOP CENTER): Wayne flying high on Ian's KZ bike. (TOP RIGHT): Kevin #400, Ian #529, Mike #16 all racing on Kuwahara KZ-1 bikes. (BOTTOM LEFT): Ian doing a cat walk for the crowd in a wheelie contest. (BOTTOM RIGHT): Ian again bunny hopping over a string in a bunny hop contest.
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Dave Kidd
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Dave Kidd from New Zealand sent in these pictures of him racing his Kuwahara bikes from way back than. Dave was a Kuwahara sponsored rider way back than in New Zealand and recently got back into Racing Kuwahara bikes when Kuwahara released their all new models. 139K - Click for full size image
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Bob "Trash Can" Morgan
111K - Click for full size image A super cool shot from BMX magazine in the early 1980's of Bob "Trash Can" Morgan on his Kuwahara. Thanks to Alex Vesa for sending this one in.
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63K - Click for full size image A fantastic shot of Bob "Trash Can" Morgan. He was a popular racer and test rider for Kuwahara back in the days. He got his nickname Trash Can cause he was famous for breaking bikes and parts due to his riding techniques.

Stu Diggins
This is a British factory rider named Stu Diggins. This picture shows him on his custom LaserLite which he raced back in the 1980's in the UK. 54K - Click for full size image

Clint Miller
153K - Click for full size image Clint Miller with his custom Kuwahara LaserLite bicycle. I believe he used GHP forks and rode with Flight 401 cranks instead of the 400 cranks.

A cool picture of the world famous Clint Miller from the October 1983 issue of BMX Action magazine. Do you need a super sized image of this picture? Then click here (192K)

Special thanks to "Bling"

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Bob Medrano and Frank Post
31K - Click for full size image Bob Medrano (left) and Frank Post in action, this photo was from the June 1982 Issue of BMX Action. The photo was taken at the Mongoose/GNC BMX Superbowl. They were killing time during one of the prolonged intermissions. Frank Post won the A Pro Money at that event, and Bob Medrano won the B Pro Money.

Phil Hoogendoorn

Some pictures of Phil Hoogendoorn from The Netherlands. Phil was the winner of the Junior 16 and over at the World championship in Holland (1983).

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Uffe Meijer

Some pictures sent from Uffe Meijer of Sweden. Uffe road for Kuwahara over in Sweden back in the early 1980's. Uffe Dropping in on the quarter pipe (top left), Uffe and his team mate Pelle Karlsson of the Swedish Kuwahara team (top center), Uffe with Bob Haro on a trip to Sweden (top right). Bottom row pictures from left to right Uffe says "The left picture shows me on the first edition Kuwahara Laser Lite with weak rear drop outs, they where reinforced on later editions. As you see it's got the Sugino 400 cranks and Suntour XC-II pedals with the sharper teeth (bottom left), The black and white picture shows me riding the freestyle frame and fork set up with 401 flite cranks, MKS Graphite pedals, Araya 7X rims with a bendix coaster brake, Elina seat, probably RedLine Stu Thomsen bars, and a Redline forklifter stem (bottom center)." Uffe having fun on the quarter pipe again (bottom right).

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Lee Medlin & Gary Ellis
43K - Click for full size image Here is a great picture from back in the old days. "Pedelin' Lee Medlin on the left and "The Lumberjack" Gary Ellis on the right. I believe this picture was from an old BMX calendar circa 1982.

Oli
Some pictures sent from Oli of Germany. Oli wrote "It's me last year at the 25th anniversary BMX in Europe festival in Belgium. I rode my old Kuwahara Lazer Lite."
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Sean
Some older pictures of Sean having fun behind his Fathers shop where he and some of his old BMX buddies built a huge dirt jump. Sean use to race his Kuwahara for a local bike shop back in the good old days. Some comments from Sean " I raced for a bike shop in the early 80s and Kuwaharas were always my bike of choice. Over the years I had four of them, including one that was raced by Gary Ellis. The shop I rode for got the frame in a shipping mishap and sold it to me. Sadly, I sold it a few years back to help buy a mountain bike. I had two of the lower-end models, the factory bike, and a white/green freestyle one. I then built it with the following parts: Redline cranks, SunTour pedals, Kuwahara seat post and handlebars, GT stem, AME grips, chrome Dia Comp brakes, and chrome UKAI rims. Thanks for building the site, reading it has brought back some great memories. Sean "
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Rod Miles
82K - Click for full size image Here is a picture of Rod flying high on his single gusset Kuwahara from the mid 1980's in West Lake.
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Dave Vanderspek
82K - Click for full size image The legendary Dave Vanderspek of the infamous Curb Dogs showing off on his 1986 Bravo KT. Want to know more about Dave Vanderspek?? Then click here for more.