Since 1974 people have had more time for leisure activities, because the working week got shorter. Koga, as a newly-founded bike manufacturer, took immediate advantage of this trend. Andries Gaastra, former Sales Manager at Batavus, founded Koga B.V. when his father Gerrit sold the Batavus business. He joined the first two letters of his wife’s surname with the first two of his own to form the brand name KOGA.
Gaastra’s aim was to bring an exclusive range of lightweight bikes to European market. He built the very first Koga at his own home in Oranjewoud, near Heerenveen. Gaastra quickly decided to specify components only from exclusive suppliers, so as to meet the highest quality expectations. Once Koga had become an importer of Shimano components, a network developed including other Japanese manufacturers. Among them was Miyata, a company which at this time had already been producing bike frames for 80 years.
In 1980s KOGA also sponsored professional cycling teams. In 1981 they were supplying CAPRI SONNE Pro Team with their bikes. The team had Dutch rider Peter Winnen on board who won a stage at 1981 Tour de France riding very similar KOGA Miyata Full Pro.
Here we are prsenting another vintage top level racing machine – KOGA Miyata Full Pro ,which dates back to 1981. Superb frameset is made of Tange Champion tubing, shining in stunning and original blue/gold paintjob, with several pantographs, cut-outs and KOGA head badge on the head tube. It’s build with Shimano Dura Ace EX 7200 groupset, Cinelli handlebar, Super Contour Royal saddle and Mavic GP4 rims. No much words needed.
Legend. Nice catch for every bike collector.
Frame & Fork: KOGA Miyata Full Pro / Tange Champion tubing
– seat tube (c-t): 56 cm
– top tube (c-c): 55 cm
– headset tube: 14 cm
– standover: 81.5 cm
Crankset: Shimano Dura Ace EX 7200
Bottom bracket: Shimano Dura Ace EX 7200
Front Derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace EX 7200
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace EX 7200
Headset: Shimano Dura Ace EX 7200
Shifters: Shimano Dura Ace EX 7200
Brake Levers: Shimano Dura Ace 7300
Brakes: Shimano Dura Ace EX 7200
Handlebar: Cinelli Campione del mondo
Stem: Shimano Dura Ace EX 7200
Hubs: Shimano Dura Ace EX 7200
Rims: Mavic GP4
Cassette: Shimano Dura Ace EX 7200
Seatpost: Shimano Dura Ace EX 7200
Saddle: Super Contour Royal
Pedals: Shimano Dura Ace EX 7200
Leather strap: Christophe
Tubulars: Continental Giro (new)
Handlebar Tape: Benotto, light gold
Condition: Used, but good condition. No cracks, no dents, not bent. Original paint. Some signs of normal use. All parts are working fine.
Weight: 9.65 kg