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What do you guys know about this Panasonic?

Old 03-28-11, 07:20 PM
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What do you guys know about this Panasonic?

I just picked this up the other day. I have never seen a Panasonic like this before. Google has turned up little. It was custom ordered. I can tell that much. What do you guys know about it? What was original equipment? I'm sure T-Mar will have something to add.

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Old 03-28-11, 07:20 PM
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Old 03-28-11, 07:25 PM
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Now that is cool.
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Looks nice!!!
I would guess it was the top of the line at the time, sold as a frameset maybe? So the original equipment may have been whatever the buyer wanted.
That is just a guess though.

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I know Panasonic used to have a special order program which was mainly linked to the paint: If a certain color or style became too popular it would be discontinued. This meant that a particular color scheme may have at most 200 units or so. This covered just about all their bikes from mamacharis (standard issue Japanese single speed) on up.
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Old 03-28-11, 07:30 PM
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Drooling....






...still drooling.
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Old 03-28-11, 07:45 PM
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That looks like a real keeper!
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That it's really slick... and I'm slightly jealous.
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Originally Posted by Kuotient View Post
Drooling....






...still drooling.
+1, I'm going to need a towel!

Gorgeous bike realestvin7, and it's my size !
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Old 03-28-11, 08:11 PM
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Why the "Titanium Technology" label? I believe Panasonic make a titanium frame. Can you tell if it is paint over Ti?
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Oh my...
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Seeing the Japanese language decals make me think that it may be a Japan market bike.
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Old 03-28-11, 08:28 PM
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+2

Unbelievable. The paint, the TI, the different-color-in-different-light Panasonic decal, just wow. And for whatever reason, this really does it for me:

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Beautiful!
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The wheels have a blue-ish hue to them, which I thought was neat. Also, did anyone notice the number hanger on the top tube? I'll tell you this...the inside of the seat tube is shiny as can be.

Update: The only part of the frame a magnet sticks to it the fork. The magnet sticks to every one of my other steel framesets like a champ.

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Old 03-28-11, 09:21 PM
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I want it. That is hot.
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Old 03-28-11, 09:24 PM
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How on earth do I adjust the stem on this thing? I've never seen a Nitto like this one.
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Old 03-28-11, 09:34 PM
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Oh SHift!!!!!!!!! that is too cool. I would love to have that bike.
Gezzz that is beautiful and cherry!

Hold on to that one!
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Old 03-28-11, 09:42 PM
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To top it off, this was attached to the seat/seatpost...





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Old 03-28-11, 09:43 PM
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Very nice! Is the stem made out of titanium also?
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Very nice! Is the stem made out of titanium also?
Nope. Still cool as crap though.
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Old 03-28-11, 10:23 PM
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Awesome!!!
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Pretty slick bike. See it has Shimano 600 tri-color along with first generation STI.

I'd date the bike at '91 maybe '92.

Good score
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Originally Posted by realestvin7 View Post
How on earth do I adjust the stem on this thing? I've never seen a Nitto like this one.
Pull the black plastic cap out of the bolt at the top of the stem. It is pressure fit into the top of a hex slot to keep the moisture out.

That is one snazzy paint job. Sort of reminds me of looking at clouds in the sky on a moonlit night.
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