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    Some questions about my "new" koga-miyata road-racer...

    Hello.

    I just got a "pink" Koga-Miyata model ROAD-RACER. I can't founD anything about it... Anyone knows something about it??

    And I am quite confused. I think it is from the late 70's. But no idea. It's serial number is: G690888. Any idea from when it is?? T-Mar??

    The fact is that it's components are:


    -Tubes: TANGE chamion chrom molibdenum.
    -Brakes: Dura-ace.
    -Front derailleur: Shimano 600
    -Back derailleur: Shimano crane??? Any idea about it?? It is good?
    -Wheels: Mavic(Champion du monde sur rute)
    -Crank set: Dura-ace

    Here is the bike:




    Thanks!!!
    Last edited by jmavatar; 06-02-08 at 05:32 PM.

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    That's hot! I like everything about it except the saddle angle. Well, and I keep trying to picture it with some pink Benotto tape, but it may be a shade off. Anyway, it looks like a great bike. All solid components on a quality frameset.

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    Hmmm the components certainly date to the 1970s. The crane is the early dura-ace derailleur, before it was labelled dura-ace but it did come with the Dura-ace labelled FD and shifters before the change over. A very nice bike indeed. Those are some massive drop bars, but maybe that's just the angle.
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    Heyy guys, thanks a lot for your answers!!

    I cleaned and oiled a little the bike, and it looks really nice. I am in love (and for just 100$)

    In a couple of days I will post some detailed photos.

    I just weight it, and without pedals an impressive 9,6Kg! Quite good for a 56 size steel bike. Isn't it?

    About the crane derailleur I just realize that is build in aluminium and the gear shifters are shimano dura-ace.

    If any one knows something more abut this bike, please, just write it. I can't find nothing about this Road-racer model.

    Thanks a lot and have fun!!

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    I assume you are in Europe? We didn't seem many Koga-Miyatas in North America, especially as early as this appears to be. I am sure someone who knows more about the brand will chime in sooner or later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclotoine View Post
    I assume you are in Europe? We didn't seem many Koga-Miyatas in North America, especially as early as this appears to be. I am sure someone who knows more about the brand will chime in sooner or later.
    YEs, I am form Spain(but I live in Switzerland, where I got the bike) and this is why I have this crap english

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    Here I found my Shimano crane catalogue. From 1973

    http://www.sheldonbrown.com/shimano1973/pages/da5.html

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    Any idea dating my bike??

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    Not sure of the date of your model but it seems they started production in the Netherlands about 1974.

    Check out their web site, www.koga.com it has some history.

    I found one today and, like you, am trying to find out some more details.

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    I checked this koga webpage, and I found the catalogue from 1978 where my bike apears(also it appears in 1979 and 1977):

    http://koga.com/downloads/docs/Koga_Brochure_1978.pdf


    Thanks!!
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    Hi again.

    Impossible to find my model in a english catalogue. Pitty.

    Anyway, any knows why the Road-racer model production just took 3-4 years? By the way, to wich 1980's model can my Road-racer bike compare to? Any idea??

    Is supose to be in the professional line, but comparable to a team-miyata or pro-miyata??

    Thanks a lot

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