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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:44 pm 
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Just thought I'd share this with you mtb guys. Koga Miyata Ridge Runner with a split downtube. Seems pretty nice, stupid light. Debating whether to keep it or not :?

Anyone give me info on it? i.e year of manufacture?

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:04 pm 
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From the top of my head 1997. Everything after 1995 is outside the scope of my collection. 1995 was the last year for the Japanese frames.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:40 pm 
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http://vintagemiyatabicycles.blogspot.co.uk/2010/07/miyata-bicycles-serial-numbers.html

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...first letter on the serial number.
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 1998 R 1989 S 1990 T 1991 U 1992 V 1993 W 1994 X 1995
Y 1996 Z 1997


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:07 pm 
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Hmm? Well mines H6J04565 but I've got a feeling it's not from '79!


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:43 pm 
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Your frame is not a Miyata frame. It is built by Hodaka. Officially under supervision of Miyata. I don't know whether something changed in the numbering when when frameproduction moved from Miyata Jp to Hodaka Tw.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:02 pm 
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That's a lovely looking frame.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:45 pm 
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Decided to split to sell as some of the parts have seen better days and I know that it'll be one of those projects that'll just be hanging in storage forever. Shame.

I stripped it down today the frame alone weighs in at 1.8kg, that's pretty light by my reckoning! With fork and a couple of bits about 3.1kg.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:11 pm 
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Nice,
Out of interest what size is it?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:38 pm 
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Wild guess: 47cm ct. Tel, I think it is best you put up your fs topic now. Same rules as roadsection apply here too.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:30 am 
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Indeed. My apologies, will edit previous post.

Yes you're spot on with the size; 47cm/ 18.5".


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