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 Post subject: My Koga Miyata Flyer
PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:47 am 
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I signed up on this forum last year when I was looking to get my bike, well I fell in love with the look of a Koga Miyata advertised on LFGSS. It was very exciting waiting for a bike to arrive from another country!

It's a 1986 Koga Miyata Flyer with FM2 tubing and a HM2 fork. It has a Shimano Signature groupset I believe, which is Shimano 600 with a shiny crankset. It's pretty light weight and lovely to ride compared to the old Raleigh that introduced me to cycling.

I rode it around for a few days as it was, but was always planning on a Brooks saddle! At the time I wanted to keep it for a long time, so having the Brooks made sense. A friend had purchased the Brooks bar tape by mistake, so gave it to me, perfect!

As I was going into the last year of University, I made time to cycle everyday, and now I still get out on my bike at least 3 times a week, I couldn't imagine life without it! I've been for lots of adventures around Wales, with the Taff Trail being a favourite place to cruise along. For the winter I added some MKS mudguards, which required some p-clips to fit but matched the bike nicely. I even had some panniers at one point, but my housemate last year usually carried any extras when we went on rides together.

I've got a problem at the moment however, as the freehub is worn out, making a constant clicking noise and not always turning freely when I try to freewheel. I'm not sure what to do, as a new cassette won't fit, I can't find a freehub for a 10 speed and if I replaced the wheel with a modern one I'm worried that the rest of my drivetrain won't work with the extra gears.

I look forward to all the rides to come and never want to let go of my little old bike!

One of my first rides on the bike:

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First time out on the Brooks and some toeclips!

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My driving gloves match it well too, even if they're a bit Alan Partridge!

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This is where the Taff Trail gets interesting!

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Outdone by my housemate on their Single Speed up a mountain!

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Bristol to Bath with a friend, now with the mudguards fitted.

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And in Bath, it's not always so clean sadly!

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2011 12:23 pm 
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Seems to me that you just have to replace or service the freewheel.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2011 12:27 pm 
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Lovely bike, and awesome Caerphilly Castle backdrop. As jCymbal just said, it probably just needs a thorough service.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 5:20 pm 
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Location: Maastricht
Your Flyer looks quite the same as mine: http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... highlight=

But you've done allready more rides on it as I did ;). Nice one you ahve.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 5:32 pm 
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some nice shots


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