Walter, that cable hole issue was for one particular year in the late 80s. They soon got reinforcements added.
What I have to say about the RandoExtra is that it is a serious randonneur for people who go everywhere. Finishing is neat and the Japanese like always build them flawless, using their own very advanced 3ple butted Spiral Spline tubing. A durable 7 step coat was used. The intention with the concept was that it is stable under heavy load, also when going downhill and it needs to be reliable. It is as light as it could possibly be without doing concessions to everything mentioned before. It should be repairable at the most remote locations. It is not the French style randonneur that more is a fashion item or lifestyle icon, however the Koga still looks very good
That is what I would say if I were the seller of such an item
and I think that covers it well.
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