Guys, please. We're trying to determine who's bike is hot or not. Take your arguing to a helmet or light thread.
Last edited by KonAaron Snake; 11-14-13 at 12:21 PM.
FYI, a standard stem is easily sanded down to fit a French headset. Okay, it may take up to an hour of sanding and testing and sanding some more, but in the big picture, not a hard thing to do.
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Aaron, I said I like your Koga Miyata! Sorry I didn't provide enough of an argument for you. Jeesh.
Tanks sci guy (and Tom)...it's a fun bike to ride and can do pretty much anything.
FYI -- Someone is selling a Koga Miyata at my LBS in Raleigh, NC. It is quite the bargain at only $400 for a complete bike. Unfortunately it's too large for me.
Heck of a good deal - it's a little lower end than mine, but still a great price for a sports tourer.
Here we go :-)
My frankenstein commuting bike. Fuji Newest 2004 frame with 8 speed XTR combo shifters.
Last edited by flake; 11-16-13 at 06:57 PM. Reason: Insert image
It's not to my taste, but if you like it, it's hot.
Very close to hot, for me.
Last edited by spare_wheel; 11-17-13 at 10:08 AM.
Curious why you'd define a front rack and dual bottles as commuter inappropriate...keeping in mind that one of the few things I'd change is adding a third set of bosses under the down tube. I drink and sweat a lot
I actually like the front rack more than the rear - the balance feels great and when I have a project at work and need LOTS of space, that front rack came in handy.
Gotcha! You're right - it's sort of a do it all bike rather than a true commuter.
I'm actually a fan of tourers as commuters...you might not usually need the extras, but it's nice to have when you do.
Giant Defy Dura Ace : Rip/Hammer-Specialized Allez Ultegra/105 : Recovery/Spinner-Specialized Allez Red : Trainer-Kona Major(Rad) Jake : Down & Dirty
I'd be satisfied with a "lukewarm", but it's up to you!
Last edited by Telly; 11-17-13 at 02:13 PM. Reason: ...added an older drive train side photo!
I know I'm a snoot, I just don't like flat bars, tig welding, or straight blade unicrown forks. I have to go stone cold. Also negative points for the non-drive side photo.
As for TIG welding... deal with it!
Anyway... at the price and condition I got it, I can live with alot of little faults!
Last edited by Telly; 11-17-13 at 02:32 PM.