This Koga Miyata Gentsracer dates back to 1981 and is a superb racing machine. The frame was built by Miyata, a company which has been in the bicycle business since 1890 and employed some of the best frame builders.
But not only the employees were special at Miyata. A hallmark of all their bikes was the tubing of tremendous quality. The result is stunning. So proud was Koga Miyata of their work, that they soon granted a life long guarantee on the frames.
This particular bike is made with Hi Manga double butted steel tubing and is fully fitted with a Shimano 600 groupset. The geometry of the frame has been adapted to the special Shimano 600ax crankset and thus comes with slightly lower seat tube which fits like a standard 56cm frame.
This bike arrived at Steel Vintage Bikes in almost original condition – it is just as it was displayed in the 1981 catalogue – the bike underwent a complete check in our workshop and thus is ready to be ridden!
Suitable for Eroica events. Elegant.
|Frame & Fork||Koga Miyata; Tange Champion / High Manga|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano 600|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano 600|
|Crankset||Shimano 600ax; 170mm; 52/42|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano 600|
|Stem Bar||Wei Hau; 42cm|
|Brake Levers||Shimano 600|
|Hubs||Ofmega; Freewheel 13-19|
|Rims||Mavic Module E; 700c clincher|
|Tires||Michelin Dynamic Classic; 700c clincher|
|Seat Post||Shimano 600ax early version|
|Chain||YBN Classic; hard plated|
|Handlebar Tape||Cotton Cloth|