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Old 06-11-14, 03:57 PM
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unknown miyata

Hi is anyone able to identify this bike? Asking price is $180. Thanks.

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Old 06-11-14, 04:15 PM
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Should be a 1989 914, per 3rd photo. Solid deal if Shimano 105 or 600 component group.

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The fork has been replaced, look for crash damage.
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Old 06-11-14, 04:44 PM
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Not sure of any of the Kogas after 82. This site should help you, i used this site before i purchased my Kogas.

Koga // Service > Brochures > Oude brochures

The serial numbers for Miyata Bicycles Made in Japan Since 1972, according with the first letter on the serial number:[9]

A 1972 B 1973 C1974 D1975 E1076 F 1977 G 1978 H 1979 I 1980 J 1981 K 1982 L 1983 M 1984 N 1985 O 1986 P 1987

Q 1988 R 1989 S 1990 T 1991 U 1992 V 1993 W 1994 X 1995 Y 1996 Z 1997

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Here are some of my Kogas.

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thanks everyone, especially for the tip re: the fork. the frame looked nice but the rest was a real dog's breakfast parts-wise. i took a pass on it.
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