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    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.
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    Senior Member bigwoo's Avatar
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    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
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