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Old 05-12-05, 07:22 PM
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Koga Miyata - Runner

Just picked one of this up - Looks like a nice bike, seems slightly heavy - can anyone tell me any history beyond what I've read on Koga-Miyata (did a search but didn't see RUNNER mentioned).
Its a road bike - looks like a 'racer'
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Old 05-12-05, 07:28 PM
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Old 05-15-05, 06:40 PM
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No Info out there?? Can't believe it.
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Old 05-15-05, 06:58 PM
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Yeah, weird. Nice lookin' bike, though. Can we get some bigger pics?
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Thread resurrection.

I'm building one up as a cheap winter training bike with mudguards and a parts-bin drivetrain.
It has proprietary FM-1 triple butted ChroMo tubing, is from 1991, and takes a 26.8mm seatpost.
hopefully it will prove to be a nice ride.
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Old 11-01-14, 11:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Barchettaman View Post
Thread resurrection.

I'm building one up as a cheap winter training bike with mudguards and a parts-bin drivetrain.
It has proprietary FM-1 triple butted ChroMo tubing, is from 1991, and takes a 26.8mm seatpost.
hopefully it will prove to be a nice ride.
Still no pictures!
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Old 11-01-14, 07:08 PM
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I see a white bike on a white background.
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It is an etry level road bike model. You can find it in the catalogs on the Koga website.
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Parts bin special, salvaged/scavenged drivetrain, retrued discarded wheelset, I have about €15 in this little beauty. I just need to put on some pedals and pump the tyres & itll be good for a shakedown run.





I would imagine it will go up vertical walls, the gearing is so low!

A fun little parts-bin project.
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Looks most road worthy. Hard to be sure, but head tube angle seems steep enough to make it a responsive rider.

. besides - every good man needs a little pink in their lives to get through the winter.
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Weeeell, Ive just accidently bought an RSX 7-speed groupset on eBay, in excellent condition, so this little pink Miyata may be returning to a road bike configuration at some point after the winter! Its going to be spending a little quality time with a colleague in Switzerland for a month or two.

Having put a few miles on it I can really recommend the set up. Flat bar road bikes are a hoot around a city.
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Hi, I am living in Amsterdam and there is no I shortage of koga miyata around. I have the a few and I am sure that there is no ruunner, it could be a road runner. Pretty sure on that.
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Originally Posted by ionikos View Post
Hi, I am living in Amsterdam and there is no I shortage of koga miyata around. I have the a few and I am sure that there is no ruunner, it could be a road runner. Pretty sure on that.
I have to semi agree with this, as far as I know runner is usually the second word in the model name for koga miyata, i.e. ridge runner.
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Morning chaps,

The bike has the remnants of the 'Runner' decal on the top tube.

koga miyata sold a Runner S in 1989, and a Runner in 1990, which is the one I have.

https://www.koga.com/files/1/1/4/Koga_Brochure_1990.pdf

Page 10.

on page 14 you can see a nice Dutch chap called Aart assembling a Runner, the decal is mostly visible on one of the photos.

All vintage catalogues are available online.

Ridge runner was an MTB, you are quite correct.

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