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The Antares of BMX Bikes

Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:08 am
by Aquaftm45
For any of those who fit into the age range of the prime BMX era (for me it was '80-84), you might be able to appriciate this brand and particular specimen. Even though I raced a PK Ripper, I always admired my friends Kuwahara. I am not sure how much exposure the brand had in the US, but it was quite popular in Saudi Arabia where I spent my mid teen years. Oil packed sand as the primary medium, made for some of the coolest racing surfaces (and golf courses). When I returned to the states, the PK Ripper took up the task of conveying me for miles and miles around town to the best fishing spots. Might need to pick this one up and slap some bear traps on it to cart me and the new Antares around town just for old times sake... :lol:
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https://www.kuwahara-bike.com/kz-01-100th-anniversary

Re: The Antares of BMX Bikes

Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:08 pm
by Slazmo
Ahh yes the good ole' simpler days...

Reminds me of the Mongoose "Supergoose"... Kids today just wouldn't understand...

Re: The Antares of BMX Bikes

Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:51 am
by LgMouthGambler
Ah yes. Great bikes. You wanna look into BMX history, check out bmxmuseum.com . I have a couple S&M Dirtbike builds on there. Still have my yellow one.

Re: The Antares of BMX Bikes

Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:02 pm
by j2015
was more of a Haro guy myself, lime green.. my Dyno was chrome, and got stolen

Re: The Antares of BMX Bikes

Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:43 pm
by earthworm77
I was a Skyway guy

Re: The Antares of BMX Bikes

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:37 pm
by Redlinerobert
Fellow Kuwahara guy here as well.

How I wish I still had that bike.

Re: The Antares of BMX Bikes

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:17 pm
by Aquaftm45
Redlinerobert wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:37 pm
Fellow Kuwahara guy here as well.

How I wish I still had that bike.
With a name like Redline, I figured...

This 100th anniversary edition is only sold in Japan. JDMTackleheaven said he would snipe one for me. I told him to stop responding to my facebook messages. :lol:

Re: The Antares of BMX Bikes

Posted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:57 pm
by FrankN209
In 96', I had a Free Agent, with a redline 3pc crank, araya rims w/ suzue hubs. Was a clean bike.

Re: The Antares of BMX Bikes

Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:29 am
by basskeeter1
j2015 wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:02 pm
was more of a Haro guy myself, lime green.. my Dyno was chrome, and got stolen
I loved my Haro and moved on to the Interceptor made by GT... gosh i missed those days.

Re: The Antares of BMX Bikes

Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:37 am
by LgMouthGambler
basskeeter1 wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:29 am
j2015 wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:02 pm
was more of a Haro guy myself, lime green.. my Dyno was chrome, and got stolen
I loved my Haro and moved on to the Interceptor made by GT... gosh i missed those days.
GT Pro with the BOX chainstays. =D>

Re: The Antares of BMX Bikes

Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:13 pm
by BRONZEBACK32
Ah yes, I remember those, the only problem I had was I broke quite a few of those rims in my day.

Re: The Antares of BMX Bikes

Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:32 am
by toddmc
https://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/cyc/24189

Here is a picture of a Stormer almost identical to mine. The original Tuff wheels broke less that the newer (bigger hubs) version. I probably put 10,000 miles on that bike. It was a tank. More like an OG Zillion! :lol: