Model

Kuwahara E.T.

Lifecycle: 1982 – Early 1983
Frame Model: E.T.
Factory Colors: White & Red w/ Black Parts / White & Red w/ Gold Parts (AD Mockup on KZ Frame)
Frame: Tri-Moly (Original) / High Tensile Steel (Replica) / Mild Steel (Apollo)
Frame Differences: Tri-Moly (Original) frame has clean welds / High Tensile Steel (Replica) has messy welds.
Serial #: Starting T2, T3 or 82-x-xxxxx (Apollo version)
Decals: Generation 2 (Flagless)
Top Tube Length:
18.25″
Weight: 27 pounds, 5 ounces (approx.)
Weight (Frame): 2551 – 2597 grams (approx.)
Original Retail Price (Approx.): $260 USD (Original), $225 USD (Replica), $200 USD (Apollo)

Fork Facts: Tange ‘Round’ Forks should have the 4130 Champion Decal on the bottom rear of the right fork.
Frame Facts: The ET (Original) and KYZ (High End) used the exact same frame, and the ET (Replica) and KYZ (Low End) used the exact same frame.  Put a raw metal ET beside a raw metal KYZ and the geometry, weight (+/-) and quality are the same. You will notice the welding differences at the bottom bracket area.
Gusset: Gusset does not have a smaller gusset hole on the right side like KZ’s and Version 1 KYZ’s.
Model Facts: Even though there are 2 versions of the ET frame, they did release the Low End ET Frame with “Original” build parts. So you will find some ET Original builds with the poorly welded high tensile frames.

Notes: 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. So YES, ET’s and KYZ’s are in fact the same frame. Both models came in high tensile (with very horrible welds) and tri-moly. You can notice these weld differences down at the bottom bracket area.

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.

E.T. (The Original)E.T. (Replica)E.T. Apollo
Year:1982 - Early 19831982 - Early 19831982 - Early 1983
Model:The OriginalThe ReplicaApollo
Frame:Tange (Tri-Moly)Tange (Hi-Tensile)Kuwahara (Hi-Tensile)
Fork:Tange (Round)Tange (Round)Tange TX-1200
Headset:Hatta MX-IIHatta MX-IIHatta MX-II
Stem:Sugino 'Crown' (Black)WIN Slant (Black)WIN Single (Black)
Handlebars:WIN V-BarWIN V-BarWIN V-Bar (for Single Stem)
w/ No Welds
Grips:OGK Vinyl 17-77AOGK Vinyl 17-77AOGK Vinyl 17-77A
B.B.HattaHattaHatta
Cranks:Sugino One-Piece 178mmSugino One-Piece 178mmSugino One-Piece 178mm
Spider:Sugino Spider (110 BCD)n/an/a
Chainring:Suntour 44T (Black)Steel 44T Black or
Sugino Snowflake / 3 Arrows 44T Chrome
Sugino Snowflake / 3 Arrows 44T Chrome
Chainring Bolts:Sugino (Stamped)n/an/a
Pedals:KKT AMX (Black)KKT Rat TrapKKT Rat Trap
Chain:KEC (Black)KEC (Black)KEC (Black)
Freewheel:Suntour 16T (Black)Suntour 16T (Black)Suntour 16T (Bronze 2 Prong)
Rims:Ukai 'Speedline' (Black)Ukai HE Steel (Chrome)Araya Steel (Chrome) 20x2.125
Hubs:Suntour High FlangeSuzue High FlangeS.I.W. Steel Small Flange
Spokes:AsahiAsahiAsahi
Nipples:AsahiAsahiAsahi
Tires:IRC Racer 80x SkinwallIRC Racer 80x BlackwallIRC Racer 80x Blackwall
Seat Post:Suntour Fluted AluminumNagaoka Fluted AluminumSteel Chrome
Seat:Tahei Elina (1 or No Hole)Tahei Elina (1 or No Hole)Tahei Elina Padded Quilted
Seat Clamp:SuntourSugino Steel (Chrome)Sugino Steel (Chrome)
Brake Caliper:Dia Compe 890 (Black)Dia Compe 890 (Silver)Dia Compe 890 (Silver)
Brake Lever:Dia Compe Tech 2 (Black)Dia Compe Tech 2 (Black)Dia Compe Tech 2 (Silver)
Brake Cable:Dia CompeDia CompeDia Compe
E.T. (The Original)
Year:1982 - Early 1983
Model:The Original
Frame:Tange (Tri-Moly)
Fork:Tange (Round)
Headset:Hatta MX-II
Stem:Sugino 'Crown' (Black)
Handlebars:WIN V-Bar
Grips:OGK Vinyl 17-77A
B.B.Hatta
Cranks:Sugino One-Piece 178mm
Spider:Sugino Spider (110 BCD)
Chainring:Suntour 44T (Black)
Chainring Bolts:Sugino (Stamped)
Pedals:KKT AMX (Black)
Chain:KEC (Black)
Freewheel:Suntour 16T (Black)
Rims:Ukai 'Speedline' (Black)
Hubs:Suntour High Flange
Spokes:Asahi
Nipples:Asahi
Tires:IRC Racer 80x Skinwall
Seat Post:Suntour Fluted Aluminum
Seat:Tahei Elina (1 or No Hole)
Seat Clamp:Suntour
Brake Caliper:Dia Compe 890 (Black)
Brake Lever:Dia Compe Tech 2 (Black)
Brake Cable:Dia Compe
E.T. (Replica)
Year:1982 - Early 1983
Model:The Replica
Frame:Tange (Hi-Tensile)
Fork:Tange (Round)
Headset:Hatta MX-II
Stem:WIN Slant (Black)
Handlebars:WIN V-Bar
Grips:OGK Vinyl 17-77A
B.B.Hatta
Cranks:Sugino One-Piece 178mm
Spider:n/a
Chainring:Steel 44T Black or
Sugino Snowflake / 3 Arrows 44T Chrome
Chainring Bolts:n/a
Pedals:KKT Rat Trap
Chain:KEC (Black)
Freewheel:Suntour 16T (Black)
Rims:Ukai HE Steel (Chrome)
Hubs:Suzue High Flange
Spokes:Asahi
Nipples:Asahi
Tires:IRC Racer 80x Blackwall
Seat Post:Nagaoka Fluted Aluminum
Seat:Tahei Elina (1 or No Hole)
Seat Clamp:Sugino Steel (Chrome)
Brake Caliper:Dia Compe 890 (Silver)
Brake Lever:Dia Compe Tech 2 (Black)
Brake Cable:Dia Compe
E.T. Apollo
Year:1982 - Early 1983
Model:Apollo
Frame:Kuwahara (Hi-Tensile)
Fork:Tange TX-1200
Headset:Hatta MX-II
Stem:WIN Single (Black)
Handlebars:WIN V-Bar (for Single Stem)
w/ No Welds
Grips:OGK Vinyl 17-77A
B.B.Hatta
Cranks:Sugino One-Piece 178mm
Spider:n/a
Chainring:Sugino Snowflake / 3 Arrows 44T Chrome
Chainring Bolts:n/a
Pedals:KKT Rat Trap
Chain:KEC (Black)
Freewheel:Suntour 16T (Bronze 2 Prong)
Rims:Araya Steel (Chrome) 20x2.125
Hubs:S.I.W. Steel Small Flange
Spokes:Asahi
Nipples:Asahi
Tires:IRC Racer 80x Blackwall
Seat Post:Steel Chrome
Seat:Tahei Elina Padded Quilted
Seat Clamp:Sugino Steel (Chrome)
Brake Caliper:Dia Compe 890 (Silver)
Brake Lever:Dia Compe Tech 2 (Silver)
Brake Cable:Dia Compe