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    Koga Miyata Fullpro-S 1984 Resto

    In the last couple of months I've rebuilt the wheels. All were astonishingly good condition but I stripped it all so I could clean up the rims. The original finish is a matt clear anodize which is terrible - it soaks up dirt and is hard to clean. So I cleaned up the anodizing without removing...
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    1981 Koga Miyata FullPro-L, 15 years later, how will it look like?

    interested to see how it comes out. Similar to my own Full-Pro S (1984) build I'm doing now - that has a AX / EX mix which is handy as I don't like the look of the AX brakes & rear mech, or the aero hoods.
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    Koga Miyata Fullpro-S 1984 Resto

    I can't believe it's one year on since I started this. Anyway the frame is more or less finished now. I decided to clearcoat over the decals which is probably a mistake, as I had to layer it on pretty thick to allow for some cutting & buffing. Regardless I went through the clear in a few places...
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    '81 Claud Butler Colstar Yumeya/DuraAce #035210 FINISHED p16

    Re: Re: ah, this does make sense. Thinking more carefully about the timeline, I sold mine in '79 so I must have bought it in around 77. A quick study of your old catalogues (which I should have done first!) confirms that the blocky font that I had is from that time. I don't recall a white band...
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    '81 Claud Butler Colstar Yumeya/DuraAce #035210 FINISHED p16

    Re: Re: I didn't know that. The one I had must have been a late one as it had what I assume are later decals (blocky sans serif font) like the blue complete bike on the first page of this thread. Pretty much all I have seen have what I assume are earlier decals (like yours Peachy). I'd almost...
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    '81 Claud Butler Colstar Yumeya/DuraAce #035210 FINISHED p16

    Re: 1981 Claud Butler Colstar - DuraAce #035210 Congratulations sir, what a superb story and stunning end result! My tiny collection has no British bikes, let alone a Claud, but I have a soft spot for the Colstar. I bought a frameset from a shop in Romford as a spotty youngster in about 79/80...
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    Koga Miyata Fullpro-S 1984 Resto

    From an Ebay seller in Berlin.
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    Koga Miyata Fullpro-S 1984 Resto

    Re: I thought the frames were imported complete. But I suppose it's a bit like some current high end Italian bikes where the frames are made in Taiwan but nobody wants to admit it. Either way I'm happy with the frame. I'm not sure why all the decals were removed, the rest of the the bike is in...
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    Koga Miyata Fullpro-S 1984 Resto

    So I bought this Dutch-Japanese beauty this summer and have started dismantling. I've already sourced a decal set from the guy on Ebay who seems to offer a remarkable selection of K-M decals and I must say they are excellent. I was a bit disappointed with the "triple butted tubing" decal -...
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    1976/77 Koga-Miyata Road Racer

    That's nice for a first road bike, well done. I've just started a full resto on a 1984 KM Fullpro-S which I will be posting as I make progress. I'm missing an aero bottle too but am pondering one of the period Shimao copies on Ebay - might not be authentic but look the part and are cheap...
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    Koga Miyata Fullpro-S 1984

    Re: Thanks for the comments. Certainly the front tub is a bit off - I rode it for 30km on Sunday and it was fine, but now it will get stripped down and the tubs will be replaced. You're correct about the calipers - there are aero AX calipers in the DA and 600 ranges, but I'm glad this bike...
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    Koga Miyata Fullpro-S 1984

    I've wanted a mid 80s bike for a while and a few years ago I was drawn towards Koga Miyata as they were doing something unconventional, eschewing European parts and using Japanese frames and Shimano groupsets for their bikes. I just bought this 1984 Fullpro-S, in original condition complete...
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    Finished - my Pinarello Banesto

    Re: Thanks for your kind words gentlemen!
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    Finished - my Pinarello Banesto

    It took me a few months to get this finished. It's not a wall queen as I have used it already and intend to continue to use it for short sportives or social rides. Especially once I have a Banesto jersey to go with it. Purchased from Ebay as you see it - The only parts I have replaced are...
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    .. Banesto Pinarello Oria ML34 - here it is...

    Re: @ gridno, unfortunately not I will keep the Shamals on the bike as they are correct for the period.
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