Earlier today I wrote Koga had a tendency to overstock and that this is why at some point a lot -in particucular- smaller left over frames had to go. The frames were bought by shops all around the country. The shops sometimes sold them as frame only, but in other cases they put some -sometimes really crap!- left over parts on them and offered them in that way to the public.
This is how I acquired my TrailRunner.
My TrailRunner were sold with some stuff the shop had laying around and that is why there is partially STX and some later era stuff on this bike. Brakes, front mech, headset, post are all the correct XT.
This is how the TrailRunner was specced by Koga in 1991:
Planning to spec mine just like that.
Decent frame? Well, weldquality is way nicer than many could ever imagine such excisted. Makes my other welded alloy frames look like build by the monkeys. Do not know whether the job is done by robots or such, but to me it is hard to believe such flawless, perfect symetric welds can by done by a human creature. The point is it is okay
Forks? Miyata BigChamp
BTW Koga had also the tendency to overstock in Switchblades, Cook Bros E cranks, Machine Tech hubs, Zero Weld & Flex, Zero stuff... Anyway I liked their buying bahaviour
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