This Sunday I purchased a 1991 Koga-Miyata TerraRunner mountainbike. I travelled 150km per train and rode the bike back home. It performed flawlessly. I've climbed the Van Brienenoordbrug and I went through the Kralingsebos in Rotterdam. The Kralingsebos was very crowded with families on the beautifull autumn day. People queuing in front of the 'patatkraam' and the 'pannekoekenhuis' faced possibly the best day of the year. No trace of economic downturn could be seen.
Miyata used their own oversized Hardtlite FM-1 Spiral Spline tubing for this frame. The oversized dimension of the tubing was new for 1991. Other modifications to the frame compared to the 1990 TerraRunner included:
- toptube cable routing
- 1-1/8" headtube
- 29.6mm seatpost (was 26.8mm)
- new geometry
Interesting is the generous number of braze ons: there is a fitting for a race number(!), but the frame is also ready for heavy duty trekking (fittings for rack, low rider, 3 cages etc). The frame is finished in gloss black with a blue-gold graffiti spray. Similar could be seen on Koga FullPro and Miyata 916 of the same era.
The bike is undergoing an overhaul atm. The bike was acquired in full original spec and with hardly a sign of use. Koga selected only quality parts for this TerraRunner, but I decided to put focus a bit more on weight saving. The diet will consist of parts like Onza Chill Pills, USE handlebars and Ringle Ti-Stix skewers. NOS parts, so conditionwise in line with the rest of the bike.
The paintscheme is the same as on the 1991 Koga FullPro and 1992 Miyata 916.
Tioga T-bone Prestige stem holding USE bars >>>
I already were happy owner of the Carbolite issue of the 1991 TerraRunner >>>
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