Classic & Vintage - Koga-Miyata Terraliner identification
Bikeforums.net is a forum about nothing but bikes. Our community can help you find information about hard-to-find and localized information like bicycle tours, specialties like where in your area to have your recumbent bike serviced, or what are the best bicycle tires and seats for the activities you use your bike for.
10-24-07, 11:30 PM
I have a Koga-Miyata Terraliner that I am trying to date. The serial number is U011159, is a 63c frame, red, lugged, triple-butted and splined steel tubing, canti mounts for 700c, internally routed top-tube brake cable, internally routed down-tube generator wire.
This frame is NOS, with original touch-up paint (black and red) and has never had any parts mounted. It even still has cardboard tubes protecting the canti bosses from paint, and has a clear plastic sleeve covering the Koga decal on the chain stay.
If anyone can help me ID the frame, I would appreciate it..
Based on the serial number, the frame was made in 1992, but it's from late enough in the year that it's in that grey area where it could possibly be a 1993 model.
10-25-07, 09:32 PM
You were the one that I hoped would reply...you seem to really know these bikes. A beautiful frame, and should make someone a nice touring ride. Any idea of its worth on ebay? If I cannot get $150 for it I will keep it for myself...but am trying to raise the necessary funds for my own frame jig and have to let the collection go.
Trying sending a PM to Elev12K. While I am quite familiar with Miyata, I do not know the European Koga-Miyata models. He is far more knowledgeable with respect to them. Ofhand though, from your description, it sounds to be the equivalent of a Miyata 1000, in which case, I suspect you would get your price.
11-02-07, 05:07 PM
Sounds like 1993 TerraLiner. It has "Miyata" on the downtube and "Koga" on the seattube. If so, yes it the the one. Original specs were only Altus(!) and some other decent, but not very sophisticated stuff. I would say it was a bit underspecced for the nice frame.
The other two TerraLiners for that year were TerraLiner Alloy and TerraLiner Carbolite. Both shared the concept of tubing bonded to neat aluminium lugs, but the 1st being full aluminium and the later having carbon tubing (3 tubes) in the front triangle. The also shared a nice bonded aluminium fork.
The Alloy was specced with the hybrid specific Shimano 400cx groupset and the Carbolite with 700cx and Syncros/Nitto componentry.
Those 3 TerraLiners came without fenders, racks, lights etc.
I had the TerraLiner Carbolite of the 1992 year. I think with bikes like the Klein Adept and the Kuwahara C-Pacer one of the sweetest among all hybrids ever made. Catalogue pic:
1992 TerraLiner Carbolite with XT, a lot Syncros, SM Titanio. 1992 TLC frame: Hardtlite (steel) stays and fork, aluminium lugs and 4 Carbolite tubes for front triangle.
11-07-07, 12:09 AM
I sure appreciate the information and the time you took to post it. Here is the listing for the frame. ebay item # 320179718486
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.12 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.