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Old 07-05-19, 07:51 AM
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Originally Posted by JaccoW View Post
Koga-Miyata used make a lighter weight chromoly model in the form of the RoadAce (I have one) and there are even years that used their splined and butted FM-1 tubing if I recall correctly.

EDIT: Their 1996-1997 SilverAce had an FM-1 frame, just before they switched to aluminum. This was with a Shimano Nexus 7 and weighed about 17.8kg.

But nowadays your best bet would be to get a Pashley Guv'nor and outfit that one with fenders and such since they make them out of butted Reynolds 531.
I like that snail eccentric rear axle adjuster. I can't say I've ever seen one on a bicycle before.
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