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    Koga FullPro-A & Aero Miyata

    Dear classic bike fellows,

    Recently as true passionate I had the opportunity to visit the Koga Miyata factory in Heerenveen and check out their museum. They had about 10 classics, about 7 of them roadrace models & 3 touring bikes. I encountered really nice stuff overthere, for example one bike I didn't knew and seemed to have a lot resemblance with the Aero Miyata. Too bad I had no camera with me ..BUT I already sourced the original catalogue pic & specs (thanks Henk ).

    I thought I share it with you. 1st the 2 pics of the Koga Miyata FullPro-A and secondly 2 pics of the Aero Miyata:


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    Way bigger => Click!

    The 'A' in FullPro-A denotes Aero. This FullPro-A is of the 1985 modelyear.

    These two Aero Miyata pics are stolen of a Japanese auction site (for those interested: It is still up! => HERE, but seller will not ship internationally ):



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    Senior Member zmensing's Avatar
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    That FullPro-A is one of the most beautiful bikes I've seen! Have you ever seen one not in the factory?
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    Oh Dear lord that FullPro-A is freaking amazing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by zmensing View Post
    That FullPro-A is one of the most beautiful bikes I've seen! Have you ever seen one not in the factory?
    Judging by the wonderful things Elev has sold the last few years I would not be suprised to see one in his living room.
    Bianchis '87 Sport SX, '90 Proto (2), '91 Boarala 'cross, '93 Project 3, '88 Trofeo, '86 Volpe, '89 Axis, '79 Mixte SOLD, '99 Mega Pro XL Ti, '97 Ti Megatube, , '90 something Vento 603,

    Others but still loved,; '80 RIGI, '80 Batavus Professional, '87 Cornelo, '86 Bertoni (sold), '09 Motobecane SS, '98 Hetchins M.O., '09 K2 Mainframe, '89 Trek 2000, '?? Jane Doe (still on the drawing board), '90ish Haro Escape

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    the real question is how do I get one in my living room
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    Nice mel! Those fullpro's are so pretty.. My coworker has one with full record 8 speed. Damn pretty!
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    Senior Member Elev12k's Avatar
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    No, not one in my living room. So far I have encountered one on pics of a bike display held in Holland every year and if I recall correctly two in our own BF aerodynamic bike topic. Its predecessor had many aero influences, but a traditional lugged construction: the '81 FullPro-L. I do have that one, but not in my living room Nowadays all catalogues are available through the Koga website, so you could view all line ups in detail.
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    there is this: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWAX:IT




    too bad about the ridiculous price and the god awful dent. i could be way off, but i would expect this bike (minus the dent) to bring somewhere in the $1000 range. given the dent, i'd be shocked if anyone bought this for even $500. it has been listed and relisted a half dozen times with the same asking price over and over, guess he doesn't want to sell.

    ps. i personally would love to own this bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by shnibop View Post
    there is this: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWAX:IT




    too bad about the ridiculous price and the god awful dent. i could be way off, but i would expect this bike (minus the dent) to bring somewhere in the $1000 range. given the dent, i'd be shocked if anyone bought this for even $500. it has been listed and relisted a half dozen times with the same asking price over and over, guess he doesn't want to sell.

    ps. i personally would love to own this bike
    Yes, it's an amazing bike too, but as you said, that dent! I couldn't believe the price when I saw that.
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    Senior Member zmensing's Avatar
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    Ha, I also forgot that it was $2500. CRAZY.
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    it is still a bargain compared with the aerodynamic Panasonic AR-6000 he is also offering >>

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Panasonic-Aero-A...item43a59aee72
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