Kuwahara Exhibitionist. 1984

I remember back in the days when I was hanging at the TWS BMX shop in Märsta (runned by Stefan Ekwall) and the swedish team rider for Kuwahara; Andreas Nyberg had one of these Kuwahara “FS” Exhibitionist and how jealous I was of the bike. Ever since then, I have always wanted to get one of these frames with the extraordinary twin top- and downtubes. Since I started to collect old school BMX bikes, it have been my absolute number one holy grail to find, but I thought it was impossible to find one in chrome and in very good condition. In the autumn of 2012, I got an email from a guy called Bosse here in Stockholm who had heard about my collection and asked me if I would like to buy his Exhibitionist which his brother imported from USA in mid 80´s. I went there to buy it as soon as I could. It was like winning top prize in Lotto!

It must be one of the best preserved Exhibitionist frames in the world, and it still got the original decals in very good condition. I could only use the frame, fork, headset and headset-lock from the bike. The other parts I have collected elsewhere. The Kuwahara “LaserBar” and the KKT SMX pedals are mine from back in the days. The genuine Kuwahara “LaserPost” seat post comes from Patrik “Döskallen”. The Takagi cranks are the same as the correct Kuwahara cranks, but they are stamped “Tioga” instead of Kuwahara.

Later on, I found an old test from BMX freestyle Action magazine from 1984 where they tested the Kuwahara FS Exhibitionist bike. I have tried to build my bike exactly like the specifications in the test. There’s just some tiny things that’s differ.

Huge thanks to Bosse who make my dream came thru! :-)

FRAME Kuwahara Exhibitionist, chrome (used)
FORK Kuwahara Exhibitionist, chrome (used)
STEM Redline Forklifter/Suntour – potts mod, black (refurbished)
HANDLEBAR Kuwahara LaserBar (stamped), chrome (used)
HEADSET Hatta 1” threaded, black (used)
HEADSET LOCK SunTour 1“ threaded, black (used)
GRIPS A’me Tri, 2’nd gen, black (NOS)
DONUTS Flite, white (new)
CRANKS Takagi (Tioga Task force) 175mm, chrome (used)
BOTTOM BRACKET Hatta 24T, loose ball bearings, silver (used)
CHAINRING SunTour 42T, black (NOS)
POWER DISC “Unknown” Power disc, polished (refurbished)
CHAINRING BOLTS Sugino (stamped), chrome (used)
PEDALS KKT SMX 1/2¨, black (refurbished)
CHAIN D.I.D. 1/8¨, chrome (used)
SEAT Elina Flyte tech, black (used)
SEAT POST Kuwahara LaserPost (stamped) layback, chrome (used)
SEAT POST CLAMP SunTour Broken Arrow, black (used)
REAR BRAKE Dia-Compe MX 900, Weinmann adjuster, black (used)
FRONT BRAKE Dia-Compe MX 900, Weinmann adjuster, black (refurbished)
BRAKE PADS Dia-Compe, gum (NOS)
BRAKE GUARD California Racing Designs, white/red/blue (NOS)
BRAKE LEVERS Dia-Compe Tech 3, black (used)
BRAKE CABLES Dia-Compe, black (NOS)
RIMS/WHEELS Skyway Tuff Wheels 1, Bendix coaster brake, black (refurbished)
COG SunTour 16T, silver (used)
TIRES Tioga Comp ST, black skinwall 20×1.75” (NOS)
TUBES Kenda (used)
DECALS Original (repop for fork legs)









  • #1 written by David Lim
    about 3 years ago

    Super Beautiful….I will need to have one of this to complete my Kuwahara Collection someday…
    Very nicely done Tobbe.

  • #2 written by David Lim
    about 3 years ago

    Thank you Tobbe for making my dream come true…

  • #3 written by Calvin
    about 1 year ago

    I have a 1984 chrome complete. Kuhahara exhibitionist and wanting to sale. Any serious inquiries please contact me
    Calvin

  • #4 written by ajis
    about 1 year ago

    Hi Calvin,

    Can you email to me picture of your bike and parts list to my email: ajisxz@gmail.com

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