Koga Miyata Pro 1992 56cm
Koga Miyata was founded in 1974 by Andries Gaastra. Not an unknown name at that time in the bicycle industry, since he held a top position with bicycle manufacturer Batavus until then.
From the start, Koga-Miyata chose to assemble their bikes with parts from the then relatively unknown Japanese Shimano, which had just entered the Dutch market. The frame was built by Miyata's best frame builders from one of the best tubing of the time, Hardlite FM1.
Did you know the way the Koga Miyata brand name originated? Andries Gaastra simply fed the first letters of the surname of his wife Marion Kowallik together with those of his own last name so the brand name Koga was born. The addition Miyata came from the Japanese frame builder Miyata, with whom Gaastra entered into a collaboration.
But let's get back to this fantasic and very well preserved example of early 90's Koga Miyata Pros. In the Koga Miyata hierarchy this was the best that money could buy, only the full Pro was above this model in the hierarchy. Both the Pro and the Full pro were decked out with the best parts that were available at that time, the latest generation of the Dura Ace 7400 group group, the 7403.
I bought the bike in The Hague from the original first owner. He hasn't used the bike much, as you can see in the pictures. The bike is still completely original as it was in the advertisement at that time. The only thing I have replaced are the tires and the handlebar tape. A unique opportunity for a Koga Miyata enthusiast..