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Can you help me find out which Koga Miyata this is?
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Hello everybody, it would be great if anybody could help me identify the model. It is approximately 45 years old.

Thank you and greetings from Germany!


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(03-01-2021, 02:42 PM)Christian Wrote:  Hello everybody, it would be great if anybody could help me identify the model. It is approximately 45 years old.

Thank you and greetings from Germany!

Welcome from Florida!

The frame certainly looks to be from the late 70s-early 80s. There should be a serial number on the frame somewhere. I have a K-M GentsLux (lugged aluminum frame) that is serialized, but is from '95. You can contact K-M with a photo and the serial number and they may be able to give you a year and model. There are some catalogues that you can review, but I don't know what years they cover. If that frame is one of the very early ones (late '75-'76) there might not be a catalogue to use as a reference. If you think (or know if) any of the components are original then you may be able to narrow down the year using date codes on the parts. It would help to have a photo of the headtube/fork details: badge, lugs, crown, dropouts.
Take care,
Jesper

"I am become Death, the destroyer of bicycles." NJS
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(03-02-2021, 01:34 AM)Jesper Wrote:  
(03-01-2021, 02:42 PM)Christian Wrote:  Hello everybody, it would be great if anybody could help me identify the model. It is approximately 45 years old.

Thank you and greetings from Germany!

Welcome Florida!

The frame certainly looks to be from the late 70s-early 80s. There should be a serial number on the frame somewhere. I have a K-M GentsLux (lugged aluminum frame) that is serialized, but is from '95. You can contact K-M with a photo and the serial number and they may be able to give you a year and model. There are some catalogues that you can review, but I don't know what years they cover. If that frame is one of the very early ones (late '75-'76) there might not be a catalogue to use as a reference. If you think (or know if) any of the components are original then you may be able to narrow down the year using date codes on the parts. I would help to have a photo of the headtube/fork details: badge, lugs, crown, dropouts.

Thanks a lot! Smile I'll let you know when I've found out
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any updates @Christian ? just curious
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