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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 12:47 pm 
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Offering Koga-Miyata GranWinner Alloy frameset *SOLD*

* New Old Stock *

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Very well engineered Japan made Koga-Miyata frame. Bonded frames: Technium, DynaTech, Vitus, Alan - I've owned them pretty much all. This Miyata frame dates from 1993 and a saw lot of R&D effort by the always dedictated people of the land of the rising sun, making it the probably the furthest developed bonded al design in the marketplace. The frame is light, but not dangerously light. I have no scale here, but I think it weighs ca 2000-2100gr for frame and forks.

There not only went a lot R&D effort in it, but as you can expect from the Japanese the execution is flawless: All transitions are smooth, coat is nice and thick ...you will have a very tough time finding imperfections. All this had a price tag of course: ca 1800 guilders back in the day.

Typical for this generation bonded Koga-Miyata frames: The nice slim monostay and the rear brake cable routing along the toptube -the best way imo- with the stops neatly integrated in the head- and seatlug.

With the paintscheme you and your Japanese candy are full in fashion. You won't go unnoticed in traffic and you will be the star on the road. You can blend in with the fixiegang and other hipsters due to the frame's clean optics and generous use of pink.

Features
- aluminium tubing and lugs for frame
- aluminium blades and crown for fork, steel steerer
- APA (Aluminium Pressured Adhesive) bonded construction
- routing along toptube
- front derailleur tab
- mounts for 2 bottles and mount for co2 cartridges
- Seattube 56cm c-t

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New Old Stock

Looking for 250 GBP shipped

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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 3:18 pm 
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Do I need a superwinner and a grandwinner?! Porbably not! it is lovely though...


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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 4:41 pm 
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very very tempted...

what period groupo can I get away with running on this?


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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 4:49 pm 
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I believe (feel free to correct me if i'm wrong) this was the 1993 model and came with ultegra 600 16 speed with sti shifters. But like i say correct me if i'm wrong:)


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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 5:11 pm 
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Hi Pace,

Yes, Sheathy is right. Alternatively Dura-Ace 7400 series or Suntour Superbe. Something fine Japanese is what it deserves.

Here the full spec sheet including geometry chart >>>

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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 10:54 pm 
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You should definitely buy that Sheathy (am I helping?)


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:28 am 
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haha your definately not helping! They would look nice together, but I can's afford it and thankfully it is too small anyway (phew). Watching a nice koga tri bike at the moment which is also incredibly tempting!


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:23 pm 
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That is lovely - I'm especially fond of the KHS-esque colour combination. If only I didn't have an Olympics ticket bill (and, I suspect, slightly too long a pair of legs).


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:35 am 
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So, having bought this and looked at it for a bit, I've realised that I'm just not going to get round to using it....

So it's for sale again to anyone who is interested - would like to get my cash back, but am open to offers.....

PM me if interested


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:46 pm 
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Arghh, I want it but can't justify the buy as it is too big for me.


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