1985, Panasonic, Touring Deluxe, green/white, pic, 58cm, $325 (craigslist / Madison)
- 1985, Panasonic, Touring Deluxe, green/white, pic, 58cm, $325 (craigslist / Madison)
Not mine ... (pic on site)
58cm steel lugged Touring/Cyclocross bike - $325 (Fitchburg)
Date: 2009-11-30, 10:19AM CST
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This is a 1985 21-speed Panasonic Touring Deluxe that was restored and upgraded with modern wheelset.
The Tange 1000 lugged steel frame was blasted, primed, painted, and given a clear coat (along with
fancy Peugeot decals, because I couldn't find any Panasonic - call it a "Faux Peugeot").
Its a very versatile machine. With a tough steel frameset, and canti brakes, it makes a nice cyclocross rig (which is what
I used it for this season). It would also make a nice loaded touring bike, as it has barcons, and all the
eyelets necessary to throw racks on it. Or as a winter commuter. Or you could turn it into a fixed gear and make
a hipster happy for christmas.
The frame is in excellent shape, and overall very well-maintained.
Deep V alloy wheelset (just overhauled and repacked the hubs) PLUS quick release skewers
Shimano 600EX triple crankset (48/38/28 with 175 mm cranks)
Shimano Deore XT cantilever brakes with Dia Compe brake levers
Shimano 600EX sealed headset
Shimano 600EX Ultegra barcon indexed shifters
Deore XT rear der
Bianchi stem with removable faceplate
Laprade shorty seatpost (can swap for a longer one if you require)
Bontrager Race Lux saddle
Kenda cross tires