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 Post subject: Koga Miyata repaint
PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 4:56 pm 
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Just had my Koga Miyata Proracer S repainted and I'm rather pleased with the result.

Just waiting for my new headtube badge to show but I think it's done for the moment

Not a pure retro as It's running Dura Ace 7700 gearing and brakes, Cane Creek levers with ahead forks and stem

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:16 am 
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I can fully understand you're happy it. It looks great and it will for sure be an excellent performing bike.

Tiny detail: you're aware the tubing decal isn't the right one for your frame?


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:07 am 
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Thanks for the nicwe words and yes I am aware it's the wrong one it should be one of the FM-1 ones as below but I missed this set on ebay. It's the only decal that isn't under the lacquer.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:20 am 
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Are the shifters indexing 9speeds ? cheers Ian


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:28 am 
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latman wrote:
Are the shifters indexing 9speeds ? cheers Ian


No they are just friction shifters as they mount on a central mount rather than either side of the tube which limits your options.

I could probably get 9 speed to work but the friction shifters look to be working fine


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:56 am 
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I know shimano made a "flat boss" for oversize alloy tubing , http://www.unc.edu/~cupery/pics/bikes/H ... fters.html would that be all it needed or is there no boss at all used ?

http://www.cyclebasket.com/m9b0s357p231 ... oss_Cover_


ps I love Metallic blue....


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:59 am 
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TBH I've not tried it with indexed shifters.

If you want I'll strip it off and photograph it so you can see how it goes together and I have a couple of other shifter options I can try as well

Cheers

Ken


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