What have you never seen? The RidgeRunner or all of them?
The RidgeRunner is lighter than the TerraRunner of the same year. The RidgeRunner is more racy: lighter and with a more racy geometry.
The same Hardtlite FM-1 tubing decal you spot on bikes ranging from FullPro to Randonneur. It is always the same stuff, but the difference is in the dimensions: wall thickness, length of butted sections. Also within a certain model the dimensions differ, depending on frame size.
The original owner of the pictured RidgeRunner lived 30 meter from the sea, at the beach. Thanks to the 7 step coat the frame still looks very good. I collected the bike when trying to catch the ferry on my way to OWMTBC 2010 in Wales. At Mr. Kawasaki's place I stripped it from its parts and we wrapped it in protective foil. Possibly some people who attended OW do remember the frame.
I have been collecting Koga MTB's since very long. I also have garments and memorabilia from both Koga-Miyata and Miyata. Only later I started collecting 'strange' brands and a couple years after that I took off with roadbikes.
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