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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. 


-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.

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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