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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:11 pm 
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odd frame here: http://www.bikemannetwork.com/biking/p/ ... -MYACTYLNR


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:45 pm 
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It is an early/mid nineties commuter/hybrid frame. Neatly made with triple butted spiral spline cromo. Same for the forks. Good stuff.

Koga Miyata is still in business. Their frames come from Hodaka since mid/late nineties. Before that from Miyata Jp. Koga always served the higher ends of the markets. Nowadays they're also the luxury division of Miyata in Japan.

http://www.koga.com

Miyata Jp: Also still in business. Don't know where they have their frames made now, but it could very well be still in Japan.

http://www.miyatabike.com/

They have a pretty advanced online catalogue showing for example bonded aluminium bikes. Don't know whether the frames are any good, but they look neat. Online catalogue =>

http://www.miyatabike.com/catalog/index.html

An other Japanese manufacturer, Panasonic, is also still in business. They for example do fine titanium bicycles that don't find their way abroad =>

http://www.panabyc.co.jp/products/pos/index.html


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 6:15 pm 
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we sell them!

we evan have a nos mountainbike in stock....but its from last year :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 10:05 pm 
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That frame from Bikeman is a Dutch Miyata, called Koga-Miyata. Available on almost every corner in Holland. Nothing special in my opinion. They are heavy but very durable and nicely designed frames. They make a lot of touring bikes and randonneurs and have a lot of experience with that sort of thing. It's not worth much, but then again: the asking price is pretty sharp. Could be turned into a durable cummuter bike.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 10:36 pm 
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It is not heavy. My parents have a frame like that build up with lights, fenders, rack, Brooks seat, bell etc and both are only around 15,5kg, what I consider not much. My parents' bikes are from 1992.


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