Unfortunately I don´t know the PathRunner. Actually mine isn´t a Miyata, but a Koga Miyata. I am from Europe and Miyata´s always were a bit exotic to me. Of course I knew the ones of H-Ball. Awesome ! More multicolered as a cheap christmastree and they always looked quite heavy. A quite dramatic appearance, I guess that is what I want to say.
You own a nice stable. What exactly is meant by Elevation 5,000. Alloy front and rear triangle bonded and bolted? In Europe those were known as TerraRunnerAlloy and Explosion. Besides the ValleyRunner I own:
´91 KM TrailRunner - welded alloy 7000, BigChamp fork, really heavy duty
´92 GentsRacerCarbolite - roadbike, fronttriangle with 4 carbon tubes, alloy rear, bonded
´93 ValleyRunnerAlloy - alloy front, hardlite rear, bonded and bolted construction
´93 TrailRunnerCarbolite(on eBay now) - carbon front, polished alloy rear, bolted and bonded
´93 SkyRunnerCarbolite - carbon front and rear, bonded and bolted
´95 SkyCarbolite (damaged) - carbon front, titanium(!) rear, bonded and bolted. Initialy Koga intended to market it with a small suspension unit in the rear (like HBall rode). They pictured it in the brochure (see picture below) and I ordered one. They later realized that is wasn´t such a good idea and they cancelled it, so in the more luxurious, glossy brochure which later came it wasn´t pictured with the suspension unit. Neverteless I bought it.
´97 Suvivor - welded hardlite frame, good quality but I am not sure whether it is made by Miyata in Japan
I will take some pictures of my bikes and post them in future. Maybe it also would be nice to start a thread concerning the US Miyata´s and their European Koga Miyata counterparts. Personally I am very interested in all the styles Miyata´s were made.
You bought those NOS frames on eBay. Probably you made a good deal, cause I sometimes see them go on eBay.com for very interesting prices. Those old (Koga) Miyata´s were quite valuable back then. In Europe they were only sold as complete bike, but once I crashed my ´95 SkyCarbolite and the insurancecompany refunded me $1000 dollars frame only!
initial ´95 Koga SkyCarbolite