> >

1983 Panasonic Track Bike

All labels were removed at some point, but this is a 1983 Panasonic Track bike made in Osaka, Japan.

56cm steel frame serial number 3F04059 marked on lug above fork, no brazed cable guides or water bottle mounts. Gold accents at lugs.

Vintage Chrome Tange CroMo fork which is the same age as the bike but appears to not be OEM. Tange stock headset

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
sugino super maxi 165mm crank marked c-1 forged Japa

Sugino 48t Japan chainring, 18t shimano SS freewheel, Surly 16t fixed cog


Nitto Pearl 10 stem Nitto Tokyo drop bars

Peal Izumni saddle SR Laprade f-84 fluted seat post 26.6mm

Shimano Ultegra brakes, Shimano levers

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Modern track wheelset

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Initial
  2. Stage 2
  3. Restored '83 Panasonic Track Bike

Added by danmar. Last updated over 5 years ago.

As of over 5 years ago, danmar has indicated that they no longer own this bike.



MikeDun69 says:

I will update my page next week I have this bike

Posted over 5 years ago


Ronzonatron says:

Nice novelty item- but looks like a VERY entry level bike. A cheap thing for people to try the sport or school's competitions and the like. So don't go thinking it's an old Keirin bike or anything like that. Panasonic did and still does those- but the quality is incomparably better.

Posted over 5 years ago


mannequinforce says:

Are you planning on a full resto/rebuild?

Posted over 6 years ago


danmar says:

Honestly it doesn't need a lot of work except some paint touch up. I'm swapping out the wheelset for a less finicky set with sealed hubs. But unfortunately it's one size too small for me so I'll be selling it in a few weeks.

Posted over 6 years ago