More Mini Velos from Japan

Here’s another entry in the mini velo category. This one made by Kuwahara was at the same shop that I purchased my Gios Feluca; as a matter of fact, I think I carried my Gios home to Seattle in the same box that originally contained the Kuwahara. This Kuwahara “Funny Bike” is a flatbar, single-chainring, multispeed bike with a 24” rear and 20” front. Notice how the fork is built with long blades and relatively short head tube.

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Also note the welded construction with a seat cluster lug. Savvy readers would guess that the seat tube/top tube junction would probably be the only angle close to what standard lugs accept.