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Old 06-02-08, 12:16 PM   #1
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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!!!

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Old 06-02-08, 01:57 PM   #2
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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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Old 06-02-08, 02:05 PM   #3
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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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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


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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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