Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
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Wicki, since you used £, in price quotes,
NB In the UK, you can get a Koga Miyata Signature program bike,
custom parts pick.
delivered to a nearby dealer,
a Thorn- Raven loaded touring specialty bike from SJS,
or A Tout Terrain Silk Road.. German..
All better than a LHT (opining), because They designed around a Rohloff IG Hub,
and in case of Koga , consider the practicality of a Kickstand..
Surly does not, only the Soma another Us importer brand, made in Taiwan,
has a KS plate.
My '04 WTR has 2, 2nd one keeps the front wheel load in check.
Koga Miyata sells complete bikes , most other brands are expecting you
to assemble racks and mudguards and such thru the dealer, at point of sale.
(I had a lucky stroke finding a used WTR, as there is only 1 dealer left ,on those
other coast from here, and they are no longer sold thru that seller)
amongst their options of the signature program, is a suspension fork ,
you said you thought that was important,
Mine was modified at the point of origin, to fit a Tubus Ergo front rack,
to the lower sliders,, machined for the purpose,
and then painted to match the frame color ..
Oh and i think someone, at Koga, in NL, puts your name on the frame..
Last edited by fietsbob; 08-10-11 at 11:39 AM.