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Can tell you everything on it, into the tiniest detail
1995 MY Koga Miyata Explosion. Last year of the Jp Miyata frames. Pretty expensive frames. Bonded/bolted alu 6000 contruction. Counterpart of the Miyata Elevation 5,000 in the US. See below a pic of Greg on one.
Of the same year I had a SkyCarbolite. Same lugs, carbon in the front triangle en titanium tubing in the rear.
Your bike probably has Magura brakes as the original were Koga branded brakes, that in fact were Tektros. Crap stuff. About 1995 was the beginning of the era when everybody started sourcing non Shimano stuff here and there
Huge disappointment. Many lbs' replaced the brakes immediately. By 1996 Koga already learned their lesson. Really weird this happened, as only 2 years earlier Koga specced their bikes with Syncros all over.
Original specs: Groupset was a mix of LX and XT (and the crappy brakes), ITM stem/bar, 400mm Kalloy post (still present on yours), Mavic 230 rims, Conti tires, San Marco Bontrager, XC51s, 2 bottles/cages ...and touch up paint
Retail 2895 guilders.
Coincidentally I give a friend the same bikes about a year ago. Was tough to part from it, as I liked it too ...BUT hey, he was my friend. His was mint/9.8 out of 10.
Yours looks pretty good too. 15 euro is good value. 15 euro bought you the best bike -with some tweaks- in your stable
...well, actually I am death serious
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I also have pics of the pre production 95 Explosion. It showed the ST setup as shown on several on HBalls bikes you saw in the topic. It didn't reach final production stage. Possibly Koga didn't dare it.
The Explosion/Elev5k (or other HT's like Elev7k, Elev10k) was used by Greg in DS events.