Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-21-07, 08:21 AM   #1
bigwoo
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
bigwoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Denver, CO
Bikes: March [B]'71 Schwinn Sports Tourer [/B] [B]
Posts: 1,378
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Could someone help me with a Panasonic?

Sorry, the digital camera is on vacation, and even if it wasnt we are getting slammed w/ freezing rain and snow here in Denver. So there's no way I'm going out to the shed
(It just started thundering big-time as I type this)

Bottom head lug is stamped 8D0XX87, so I'm guessing it could be a good one from Osaka?


Bone-chilling rain is here. I was all set to use the sweet Cannondale MTB I posted a while back as a storm/daily city commuter, but yesterday I picked up a very attractive lugged Panasonic MC 2500 MTB that looks like it would be a pretty sweet city bike. I was so impressed with the lugwork that I didn't hesitate to grab it.


I cant find anything about this vintage MTB. Would anyone have a catalog or experience with one of these??

I'm kind of conflicted. I just got done prepping the panniers and fenders on the Cannondale, but suspect that the Panasonic might be equally as sweet. It will need minor tuning, nothing major. Exage components appear to be original.

If you could help me make a decision on which one to go with, I'd be greatful. I've never had a Panasonic.....

Last edited by bigwoo; 10-21-07 at 04:12 PM.
bigwoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-07, 08:24 AM   #2
bigwoo
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
bigwoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Denver, CO
Bikes: March [B]'71 Schwinn Sports Tourer [/B] [B]
Posts: 1,378
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I did however come across this old page, which I found interesting:

"NBIC


Produces bicycles under three different brand names:
Panasonic - high quality, high-priced sports and fashion bicycles (top of the line)
National
Hikari - basic transportation bicycles from home to work


NBIC has two factories located next to each other:
mass production
mass customization


High-end Panasonic bicycles are produced in both the MP and MC factories
MP factory employs more line workers
MC factory employs best skilled workers


PENNSTATE


© T. W. SIMPSON


NBIC’s Shift to MC


MC idea originated after NBIC’s president visited a famous department store in Osaka and noticed that women could custom order dresses which were delivered in 2 weeks


Despite opposition, MC factory was fully operational 7 months after department store visit


Panasonic Ordering System (POS)
choose from over 8 million possible variations based on model types, color, frame size, and other features
delivered in 2 weeks, not a day more or a day less
priced only 20-30% higher
production begins after arrival of customer order and specs "


http://64.233.167.104/search?q=cache...lnk&cd=6&gl=us
bigwoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:40 PM.