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    Senior Member Nikon shooter's Avatar
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    Panasonic. Villager II pulled from a barn

    Actually it was more of a big garage. Bottom line is, I got it for free. Looks to be from the early eighties. Lots of rust and corrosion on some of the components, some look OK. I'm going to fix it up as a project. I know it's not worth it monetarily, but I won't lay a lot out of pocket. Does anybody know if these bikes came with drop handlebars? This one has a flat bar. I'll look at some online catalogues and see what I can find out. Before and after pictures to come later.

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    Panasonic Nut ZeRinger's Avatar
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    Yes, they normally came with drop bars. Does yours also have the front freewheel system?
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    Senior Member Nikon shooter's Avatar
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    Not sure, I'll have to look tomorrow.

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    How's your fixer-upper project going? I got one of these for free this weekend, and am planning on fixing it up as a cheap commuter bike. I don't think anyone ever used the one I picked up. It's still got the old Panasonic tires on it.

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    Not sure, I'll have to look tomorrow.

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    Congratulations on a free bike. My question was also about the Shimano Positron? front freewheel system. I believe that's what they were called. I've never ridden one and never worked on one, but from all accounts they are fussy.

    Definitely post photos.

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