1985 Kuwahara Bravo

1985 Kuwahara Bravo

The Bravo, Kuwahara’s freestyle BMX alternative to the Exhibitionist. Using the same frame and forks as the Laserlite, they added fork pegs and changed up all the parts.

Found this Bravo all weathered and faded from years of neglect. It had the Original Tange Japan made frame set and bars but was missing several factory components and I wanted it to look like new again before I gave it to my daughter. So it got the complete strip down. Found most of the proper parts that belonged on the bike and started restoration. Re-anodized the stem, seat clamp and chain ring. Repainted the frame set, bars, seat post, cranks and pedals. Found a beautiful original condition Elina Flyte Tech seat and cleaned up the Original lavender Peregrine Master mag wheels. Didn’t bother with the ACS rotor and the rest of the parts I used reproduction as she would be riding it.

Licensed Factory Correct Reproduction decals by Vintage Steel BMX (@vintagesteelbmx).

Year1985BrandKuwaharaModelBravoSpecsFactoryConditionShowSerial #K5Hxxxxx

Parts List:

FactoryOG Tange Frame
FactoryOG Tange Forks
FactoryNEW Factory Correct Reproduction Decals (Vintage Steel)*
FactoryOG Hatta MX-2 Headset
FactoryOG Tuff Neck Stem
FactoryOG ACS Rotor
FactoryOG Nitto Bravo Handlebars
AlterationNEW AME Round Grips* (Replaced AME Unitron)
AlterationNEW Dia Compe Tech 3 Brake Levers (Replaced Dia Compe Tech 4)
AlterationNEW Dia Compe MX-1000 Brake Calipers (Replaced Dia Compe 880 & 990)
FactoryOG Nitto Layback Seat Post
FactoryOG Elina Flyte Tech Seat
FactoryOG P.D.N.P. Seat Guts
FactoryOG Tuff Neck Seat Clamp
FactoryOG Takagi OPC Crank 175
FactoryOG Tuff Neck 44T Cross Chainring
FactoryOG KKT RMX Pedals
FactoryNEW Yaban Chain (Replaced KMC)*
FactoryOG Peregrine Master Wheels
FactoryOG Suntour 16T Freewheel
AlterationNEW Cheng Shin Freestyle (Replaced Cheng Shin Comp 3)

NOTE: All parts are N.O.S., Original or Re-furbished in Mint condition unless marked with *