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 Post subject: 1993 Koga
PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 5:42 pm 
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Okay, Koga brochures. The point with Koga brochures is they do not fit my scanner. They are huge, pretty impressive brochures. Always gloss black cover with (most often blue) 'Koga Miyata' and 'The quality people in cycling' on it. The brochure definately is developed with the aim to breath quality. Anyone who has ever seen one knows probably what I mean.

This 1993 brochure came in two parts. One part with the bikes and one part with specs. Most recent brochures even included a DVD.

As the Koga brochure doesn't fit my scanner, I scanned each bike seperately. Koga offers much more than only MTBs (Koga is actually way bigger in the segments Racing, Touring, Randonneur). I decided not to scan the full range, but the MTBs and a few more.

RidgeRunner-Suspension (RDG-S)

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Carbon front, alloy lugs. Hardlite FM-1 steel rear
Full XTR
Syncros stem, bar, post, bar ends
Showa suspension forks (Showa also manufactured Tioga forks)

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Yamaha shock

Miyata Elevation 12,000 in the US

SkyRunner Carbolite

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Carbon tubing for front and rear, alloy lugs. Bonded and bolted contruction.
FatMax fork. Alloy, bonded and revited (canti studs)
Full XTR
Syncros bar, post, bar ends, stem
SM Titanio

Elevation 10,000 in the US

TrailRunner Carbolite

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Carbon front with alloy lugs. Polished alloy tubing for the rear.
FatMax alloy fork (glued and revited)
XT/DX
Syncros bar, stem, bar ends, post

Elevation 7,000 in the US

TiRunner

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Titanium tubing for front and rear, alloy lugs
FatMax fork, alloy bonded, revited
Full LX
Nitto

Though lower specs this bike was 100 guilders more expensive (4395 instead of 4295) than the above TrailRunner. Because of the titanium of course.

Elevation 8,000 in the US

TerraRunner Alloy

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Full alloy, bonded, bolted etc
FatMax II Hardtlite FM1 fork

Elevation 5,000 in the US

ValleyRunner Alloy

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Alloy front, Hardlite FM1 rear (brazed at the dropouts)
FatMax II fork

Nice frame, but it made this Exage bike more expensive than many XT competitors.

Elevation 2,000 in the US

ForeRunner

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Hardtlite FM1, brazed with lugs
Hardlite FM1 fork
500LX

Pretty much similar to my 88 ValleyRunner and the Ridge Runner H-Ball wun the DH Worlds in 1990 with. Of course some modifications like larger head and shorter stays.

FullPro Titanium

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Roadbike with titanium tubing bonded to alloy lugs
Dura Ace
Syncros post and ti bb
Ringle Ti Skewers
Nitto

TerraLiner Carbolite

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700c hybrid/cross bike with carbon tubing for the front. Alloy lugs and rear.

I owned the 1992 TerraLiner Carbolite. It was my first proper bike. Nowadays TerraLiner Carbolite is to me the most impressive bicycle in their current line up. Carbon everything and weighting in at under 10kgs including fenders, rack... Current TLC

One page from the spec brochure:

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RDG-S and SkyRunner specs

That's all folks!

- Melvin


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:54 am 
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You said in your post that you scanned the mountain bikes from the 1993 catalog. I was wondering if you had, or could scan the section for the road bikes? I recently picked up a 1995? Prologue frame off of eBay, and have been looking for information on it.

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Hi Kendall,

I do have the 1995 catalogue, but I realize I do not have it at this place. Your bike has FM-1 TripleButted SpiralSpline for the frame, right?

Will post the bike as soon as I have the catalogue.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:00 am 
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Btw How does it look like?

You have a pic? ..or the Ebay link?


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Yes, it has the FM1 triple butted splined tubing. The main triangle is dark purple and the seat/chainstays are purple to champagne fade, the forks are champagne fade also. I do have a picture, I will post it when I get home. I bought it from ebay back in april, and built it up with what I had around the house. It is a great bike, it has gotten me through 2 centurys and 800 miles additional riding/training this season.

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Melvin, I added a picture of my Koga to my gallery.

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Kendall,

It is a 1993 Koga Miyata Prologue. Unlike Miyata in the US Koga only did the highest segments in the market. The Prologue always was a more entry level offering in their line up. The component specs were not really impresive, but it still has the nice frame!

Toptube of a late eighties Miyata roadbike with FM-1 TripleButted SpiralSpline:

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Will post the specs and pic as soon as I have the catalogue. Can take a few weeks though.

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Thanks, Melvin. I always thought it was a 95 or 96.

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Kendall,

Long time ago, but finally I have the original specs for the Prologue:

Frame Miyata Hardlite FM-1 spiral spline triple butted
Fork Miyata Hi-Manga HM-2
Headset Shimano HP R500
Stem 3T Podium black 8cm (50-56) or 10cm (58-63)
Handlebar 3T Podium silver 44cm (50-56) or 45 (58-63)
Grips Cinetica Extra Ribbon Elephant
Brakes Exage BR A500 CS 49
Brake Levers BL A500 Aero, black covers
Shifters Exage SL A500 SIS 7s
Front Derailleur Exage
Rear Derailleur Exage
Cassette CS HG50 13 15 17 19 21 23 26
Chain CH HG50 black 108 links
Cranks Exage FC A500 52 & 42, 170mm silver
Bottom Bracket BB CS21N 68/115 BSA
Pedals Look PM 56
Rims Mavic MA-2 NE 700c 36
Hubs Exage FH-HG50/HB RM50 HG 100-126
Spokes Hoshi Starbite 14g ss
Tyres Conti Supersport 700x20c
Saddle San Marco Fox black Lorica
Seatpost SR CTE-101 26.8 190mm
Weight 10.9 kg

2 touch up paint & pencils, Zefal FPX pump, Cobra bottle black, silver bell

The bike is of the 1993 modelyear.

- Melvin


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2006 2:08 pm 
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Thanks Melvin, for the specs. You don't possibly have a scan of the catalog page?

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