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Koga Miyata Full Pro - whats it worth?

Old 06-09-17, 08:04 AM
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Koga Miyata Full Pro - whats it worth?

I am able to get my hands on a Koga Miyata Full Pro. The images are not that good, only one close up, but it looks to be in very good shape. The "rain protectors" (what are they called in english??) looks kinda ugly though, but imagine without them, hehe. The seller said "it has Dura Ace", but thats kind of all the info to be had. Anyone recognise the components from these pictures?
The thing is it is a bit too small for me, so I dunno. He is asking $300.
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Old 06-09-17, 08:52 AM
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The subject bicycle is an early 1980s model with Dura-Ace EX. I assume you are in Europe and I'm not familiar with the prices/market conditions but I would would consider that a good price in my market, for this bicycle which appears to be in very good, rideable condition. Still, you'll want to check the bearings closely before you buy, given the regular wet weather use. It will definitely warrant a full overhaul, just to be safe. You've got to wonder when a person can't even be bothered to dry a bicycle off before taking photos.

A major consideration here are the Dyna-Drive pedals and crankarms, which use a non-standard, 1" thread. The pedals are missing the proprietary toe clips, which are rare and expensive. Replacement pedal choices are limited to other Shimano Dyna-Drive pedals unless you purchase adapters (~ $25 US) or change the crankset. The rain protectors are typically called mudguards (England) or fenders (USA).

Also, be aware that you should compensate for Dyna-Drive systems with a frame that is 1-1.5cm smaller than normal, due to the lower pedal platform. Miyata compensated for this in there frame sizing system, designating Dyna-Drive frames with a DD stamped on the bottom bracket shell. So, the measured frame size may be slightly different than advertised or stamped on the shell.

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Old 06-09-17, 10:31 AM
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Thanks for the input! I think Im going to pass on it. Its a little small and its a good drive away. I was really interested because Ive read many a post saying its a really good ride.
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