Kuwahara

Kuwahara

Australian INfront, Australia’ premier design resource, is readying itself for a major re-branding. It’s one of the many projects Justin Fox has instigated during his career, which includes establishing numerous communities and forums such as Bikes Move Us, JDM Style Tuning and VWGolf.net.au

It must be refreshing, after a heavy day of pushing pixels, to get one’s hands dirty with a wrenching project. Justin’s latest was this recently completed black Kuwahara. An icon of the BMX universe, there’s more to the Kuwahara legend than just being the bike E.T. commandeers in the 1982 Spielberg film. As usual with Justin’s self-administered assignments, not a nut or a bolt is out of place or the wrong color, and the result is spectacular. The NOS Suntour stem had been lying around for a while and, after a bottle of wine, Justin was inspired to break open the packaging and install it. In fact, all the Kuwahara’s parts are NOS, including the V-bars. They’re mostly period correct, barring the brake caliper, which Justin intends to replace with a Dia-Compe MX1000, which are about to be re-released.

All photography by Justin Fox, check out his blog for the latest updates from one of Australia’s most proficient designers.

Kuwahara
Kuwahara
Kuwahara
Kuwahara