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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:40 am 
98+ BoTM | BoTM | Gold | Rider
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Sat at the back of the French Class at School in 1991, I remember opening the latest issue of MBUK and seeing that double page spread of Greg Herbold's Tricked Out Koga Miyata, a brand I hadn't even heard of! Prototype This, Disk Drive That and Deore XT The Other.. This was one serious Steed and instantly, I was in love..

25 Years Later, and I still look at that Koga and think "I want that". So here goes, I am embarking on a 1991 Hairball Techno Mania Tribute..

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:46 am 
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Deffo, nothing more enjoyable than fulfilling your childhood dreams :xmas-cool:.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:31 am 
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Location: Riding my Woodsie.
Cool. 8)
Doesn't look too bad for a start point.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:32 am 
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
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Signing in on this, boy hood dream bike forme too.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:59 am 
98+ BoTM | BoTM | Gold | Rider
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firedfromthecircus wrote:
Doesn't look too bad for a start point.

As it stands, it rides really good! Had it delivered to work in Central London, then rode it 5 or so miles home.. I'm 6'1" and the thing fits perfectly, which was a surprise given how Gate-like it looks, so I might even be able to throw this around the South Downs as an actual Rider.. :twisted:

The parts on it that won't be kept are in great condition too, so should be able to sell/buy without too much outlay.. Until it come to the Disko that is :shock: ..and maybe the Porcs.. :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:28 pm 
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Looking forward to this, I had a few of these Carbolite's. Nicely build but pretty heavy frames.
As a Dutchy I have to follow this build :-)


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:41 pm 
98+ BoTM | BoTM | Gold | Rider
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Jamis Diablo wrote:
Nicely build but pretty heavy frames.

Yeah, not the lightest Rig I've ridden..! But, hopefully that'l mean it can take my 85Kilos throwing it around.. :twisted:


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:46 pm 
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Cool! Love Koga Carbolites very strong frames! Hope you can fulfill your childhooddream! What is Greg doing these days besides exploring?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:56 pm 
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I had a similar experience when I saw this in 94 :D


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 1:39 pm 
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Great thread this as I remember being blown away by that pic as well. Look forward to seeing the final build!


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