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This Koga Miyata is a world renown fully supported touring bike.   It's stable aluminum frame and design make for hours of comfortable riding - even fully loaded.  I have had this bike loaded to a total weight of 85 lbs and it rode like nothing was there.  It was stable as a rock and smooooth.   This is the bike for long haul touring, but performs great for riding around town and shorter trips.

I rebuilt it with new components two-three years ago to give it better gearing, and then never really rode it due to an illness.  Frame has about 600 miles on it, and the components about 75. 

KEY FEATURES:

-triple 22-32-44 in the front and a 11-32 rear cassette for excellent climbing ability even when carrying a full load of gear. 
-Adjustable stem with riser carbon fiber bar and Ergon grips and bar ends make for very comfortable riding positions.
-tubus rear rack is the best in the business
-rear fender.  Attachments for front rack and fender.
- Maxis overdrive tires with tons of tread for stable riding in all kinds of conditions on Koga Miyata touring wheels. -
-Pedals and pump shown are not included.  those are just on there for test rides

Please email me for more photos.

-Item will be professionally packaged in a bike box.  Buyer pays actual shipping costs via their method of choice.




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Classifieds / FS: Koga Miyata Globe traveler - lower gear ratio. like new
« on: February 11, 2012, 05:51:59 pm »
I am selling my 4 year old Koga Miyata Globe traveler- size 54 cm.   I am 5'10 and it fits me pretty well.    It only has a couple hundred miles on it.  I bought it with a transamerica tour in mind, but alas I fell in love got married, and just had a child so I only got to do a few of my warm up trips around Europe and I think supported only tours are in my future  :-\  I have loaded it down with supplies and gone for 3-4 days several times and it rides fully loaded like nothing else.
 
I modified it from the stock model it came with by changing to XT front derailer and Deore LX Dual control shifters/brake levers  A shimano 105 rear derailer.  I dont remember the exact cassette I put on it, but basically when I changed everything out I switched the gearing to a good low Mountain biking gear ratio.  I added a Carbon fiber riser bar (it may be too wide for many people) and Ergon GC3 touring grips.  The front rack is not shown in the picture, but I do have it.    The only thing missing that some might wish was there is the front fender.  I took it off, and it got bent in my move by the movers.

These sell retail for around $3000k prior to the modficiations made that make it better for the tough climbs in the mountains.  I will part with it for $2000 obo

I also have a set of yellow ortlieb pannier bags that are in perfect condition, along with the backpack adapter.  I will sell these as well for $290

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