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 Post subject: 1994 SkyExpension
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2007 11:48 pm 
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Hi All,

This is a 1994 Koga Miyata SkyExpension. I picked it up yesterday. I am a very happy guy :D

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It is my 2nd now. I already had the '95 model (finished it only 2 weeks ago). Pic of semi finished =>

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I am a really lucky guy owning both '94 and '95, as those bike are very rare. I am only missing '93 now. It was called RidgeRunner Suspension for that year.

When it comes on numbers this guy still beats me easily though :mrgreen: =>

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Greg Herbold raced those frames in DH events in the early/mid nineties.

Due to bike storage reasons I won't keep this baby as a complete bike. I will probably hang the frame on display somewhere. The XTR groupset will be offered for sale.


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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2007 10:22 am 
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:P Gotta love Miyata's!

If I only had the space... Shame you are breaking it. I am intersted in the XTR levers/shifters and the canti's if you do decide to sell the bits.

A nice addition to a very cool collection!


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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2007 3:36 pm 
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Hi Stick,

I am currently not at the point of breaking the bike, but I will remember. Have to admit though that I have a slight preferance for selling the groupset as a whole.


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 Post subject: Re: 1994 SkyExpension
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 4:56 am 
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When it comes on numbers this guy still beats me easily though

Yea but you're second. Nothing wrong with that. I wished I had your collection of bikes. Excellent taste.


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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 11:57 am 
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Those are some seriously handsome frames.

8)


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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 12:37 pm 
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Thanks all

Btw did anyone notice the rackmounts and the dynamo mount on the blue '94 one? :lol: A bit a quirky feature for a 6700 guilders (over 3000 euros) costing rig that I would consider appropriate for DH only :? Weird guys the Japanese sometimes.

On the rear: The '94 model rear is made of steel and for the '95 year it of aluminium. The front triangle is of course carbon bonded to lugs. Shock is by Yamaha.


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2007 6:29 pm 
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You did it again Melvin :)
Good work.


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Bit of a lame question, but what sort of rear travel would you get from one of these?


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2007 7:50 pm 
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This review of the 1993 model is telling us the shock delivers 4cm travel. I have no idea how much that is at the rear wheel.


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2007 9:40 pm 
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where do you find this stuff?? :lol:
Looks fantastic, seems a shame to brake it.


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