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1985 Panasonic Team

When it was new, the basic Team model fit into the lineup below the DX-4000 model and sort of on par with the DX-3000 if not somewhere between the 3000 and 4000 models. The bike has Tange 2 tubing and had a bit of a mix and match of Shimano, Sugino, and other parts. I seem to remember mine being roughly $330 when new in the autumn of 1985. The bicycle pictured below belongs to me… and (believe it or not) it is not the same bike I owned back in 1985. I just found and purchased this bike during May of 2008 to add to my collection. As it turned out, the very same place that had sold my original Team back in 1985 had three left over at the end of that year. They were merely frames and forks though and they sat around collecting dust for a while. Sometime during 1987, the mechanic at the shop built this bike up using all Shimano 600 EX components with the exception of downtube shifters which are Shimano 105.

Tange Cr-Mo Double butted tubes (Champion No.2) with pin stripe, Forged ends, Lostwax seat lug

Tange Cr-Mo, AC-2 crown, Forged ends

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Shimano 600, Forged alloy 52/42T

Shimano 600UG Silver 6-speed, 13-28T

Shimano 105 downtube shifter, Shimano 600 EX front and rear derailleurs

Cinelli bars / Nitto Pearl Stem

Selle Italia Mundialita with SR CT-P5E micro adjusting seat post.

Shimano 600 EX

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Shimano 600 EX

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Shimano 600 EX

More Info:
See it here: http://panasonicbikemuseum.info/1985-panasonic-team/

Added by PBVM. Last updated over 9 years ago.

1 Comment


sloman says:

Great bike and backstory. Enjoy

Posted over 9 years ago