1983 Kuwahara Laserlite “NOS Grail”

1983 NOS Grail

This is my NOS (New Old Stock) Grail. Kuwahara’s Mid ’83 Laserlite still New in the Box for 39 years!

This is the most common Laserlite from the 80’s. It is the un-stamped (meaning the frame is not stamped with “K” or “Kuwahara”) version of the Tange Japan made oval top and Bottom tube racing machine. This is a #T3I model so its the production run of September, one month before they started stamped in mid October 1983.

Before I acquired it, it had been sitting in a shop, and then another collector’s storage for all these years. It’s in Mint Condition but it’s hard to tell because its dusty and the release powder from the tires, which is coming off, is a waxy substance which is all over the rims and other parts of the bike. I figured I won’t clean it for now.

HIGHLIGHT: I noticed it doesn’t have the “Laserlite” top tube decal which I have seen absent on many Kuwaharas that I’ve owned. Every other component is true to the Factory release. Cranks are “Sugino 400” stamped and not “Redline 400”. All the factory removed parts like Suntour Stem, XC-II pedals, Dia Compe brakes and silver cable, Elina Aero Turbo seat, etc are in a little box inside the big box. Oh… and did you notice the plastic chain guard?

And of course… it comes Factory with the Icing… the “Kuwahara” stamped IRC 80x Tires (Fat/Skinny Combo)!

Year1983BrandKuwaharaModelLaserliteSpecsFactoryConditionNew In BoxSerial #T3Exxxx

Parts List:

FactoryNOS Original Tange KZ83 Frame
FactoryNOS Tange TRX Forks w/ NOS Tange Dropout Savers
FactoryNOS Factory Kuwahara Decals
FactoryNOS Hatta MX-2 Headset
FactoryNOS Suntour Headlock Nut
FactoryNOS Suntour Power Stem
FactoryNOS Nitto "Laserbars" Handlebars
FactoryNOS O.G.K. 82-2A Cobra Grips
FactoryNOS Dia Compe Tech 3 Brake Lever
FactoryNOS Dia Compe MX-900 Brake Caliper w/ Centron Centering Adjuster
FactoryNOS Dia Compe Brake Cable & NOS Dia Compe Silver Housing
FactoryNOS Nitto Layback Seat Post
FactoryNOS Tahei Elina Aero Turbo Seat
FactoryNOS P.D.N.P. Seat Guts
FactoryNOS Suntour Broken Arrow Seat Clamp
FactoryNOS Sugino 400 Cranks 180mm
FactoryNOS Sugino Sealed Bottom Bracket
FactoryNOS Sugino 44T Machined Chainring
FactoryNOS Suntour XC-II Pedals
FactoryNOS Sugino Chainring Bolts
FactoryNOS Izumi Black/Silver Chain
FactoryNOS Chain Tensioner
FactoryNOS Araya 7X Chrome Rims
Factory_NOS Suntour Sealed Bearing LF Hubs
FactoryNOS Asahi Spokes w/ Black Nipples
FactoryNOS Suntour 16T Freewheel
FactoryNOS IRC Racer 80x Skinwall Tires (20x2.125 Front / 20x1.75 Rear) "Kuwahara" Stamped
FactoryNOS IRC Tire Tubes w/ Pacific Valve Caps
FactoryNOS Rim Strips

NOTE: All parts are N.O.S. and in Mint condition. However, the bike is very dusty and needs a good cleaning.