Kuwahara E.T.

Factory Specs & Components

Lifecycle: 1982 (Also spillage into early 1983)
Frame Model: E.T.
Factory Colors: White & Red w/ Black Parts / White & Red w/ Gold Parts (Advertisement)
Frame: High Tensile Steel (Original/Replica) / Mild Steel (Apollo)
Frame Differences: The "Original" and "Replica" versions have identical frame geometry. However, the "Original" versions have better welds than the "Replica" versions.
Fork: 100% Full Chrome-Moly (Should have the 4130 Champion Decal on the bottom of the right fork)
Gusset: Gusset does not have a smaller gusset hole on the right side like KZ's and Version 1 KYZ's.
Serial #: Starting T2, T3 or 82-x-xxxxx (Apollo version)
Top Tube Length: 18.25"
Weight: 27 pounds, 5 ounces
Original Retail Price (Approx.): $260 USD (Original), $225 USD (Replica), $200 USD (Apollo)
Notes *Updated*: . There is a debate out there whether the ET and the KYZ are the same frame or not. Most believe (because of an ad/shipping form on the net) that the ET is a high tensile steel frame. However, through our research, we are starting to believe that the "Original" versions were Tri-Moly frames while the "Replica" versions were High Tensile steel as we have put them side by side and weight tested them. When compared side by side, it is clear that the 2 models are far from being similar with regards to quality. This would put to rest the theory that KYZ's and ETs were not the same frame. We believe they were, but only the "Original" versions. We will upload side by side comparison photos along with weight / other information soon. This research is still under investigation.
Collectibility: Due to the increased demand in the hobby and scarcity of supply, even the Apollo version is a sought after ET by collectors these days.

Frame

Fork

Headset

Stem

Handlebars
 

Grips

B.B.

Crank Set

Spider

Chainring
 

Pedals

Chain

Freewheel

Rims

Hubs

Spokes

Tires

Seat Post

Seat

Seat Clamp

Brake Caliper

Brake Lever

Brake Cable

Factory

Original Components

(The Original)

Tange (w/ Nice Welds)

Tange (Round)

Hatta MX-II

Sugino

WIN V-Bar
 

OGK Vinyl (17-77A)

Hatta

Sugino One-Piece 178mm

Sugino Spider

Sugino 44T Black
 

KKT AMX Black

KEC Black

Suntour 16T

Ukai Speedlines Black

Suntour High Flange

Asahi

IRC Racer 80x Skinwall

Nagaoka Fluted Aluminum

Tahei Elina (1 Hole)

Suntour

Dia Compe 890 Black

D.C. Tech 2 Black

Dia Compe

Factory

Original Components

(Replica Version)

Tange (w/ Ugly Welds)

Tange (Round)

Hatta MX-II

WIN Slant

WIN V-Bar
 

OGK Vinyl (17-77A)

Hatta

Sugino One-Piece 178mm

n/a

Steel 44T Black or
Snowflake / 3 Arrows 44T Chrome

KKT Rat Trap

KEC Black

Suntour 16T

Ukai Steel Chrome

Suzue High Flange

Asahi

IRC Racer 80x Blackwall

Nagaoka Fluted Aluminum

Tahei Elina (1 Hole)

Sugino Steel Chrome

Dia Compe 890 Silver

D.C. Tech 2 Black

Dia Compe

Factory

Original Components

Apollo Version

Japan Made

Tange TX-1200

Hatta MX-II

WIN Single Black

WIN V-Bar Chrome (Steel)
w/ Sanded Welds

OGK Vinyl (17-77A)

Hatta

Sugino One-Piece 178mm

n/a

Snowflake/3 Arrows 44T Chrome
 

KKT Rat Trap

KEC Black

Suntour 16T

Araya Steel Chrome

S.I.W. Steel Small Flange

Asahi

IRC Racer 80x Blackwall

Steel Chrome

Tahei Elina Padded Quilted

Sugino Steel Chrome

Dia Compe 890 Silver

D.C. Tech 2 Silver

Dia Compe