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Old 12-20-06, 11:04 AM   #1
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Panasonic Brand?

I think this bike is too new for the Classic and Vintage forum, and it is a mountain bike, so..... Found this thing on a junk pile in the woods the other day. I needed some of the parts, so I brought it home. Is the frame worth saving, or is this Walmart/ToysRUs stuff? Don't remember the model off hand.
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Old 12-20-06, 11:24 AM   #2
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I didn't think they made any bikes that were really pieces of junk. They basically became Raleigh as they later started making bikes for them.
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They make real quality bikes for some domestic companies. I imagine the bikes they make for themselves have some integrity as well.
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http://www.sheldonbrown.com/japan.html#panasonic
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Old 12-21-06, 06:38 AM   #7
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Thanks for the replies. No pics available for a while. I discovered this bike while my daughter and I were doing a morning run on a woods road near my parents house, where the bike is now. Won't be getting back up there for a couple of months or so. In any case, we will keep it for a possible restoration in the future.
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I have a Panasonic Mountain Cat (I am guessing late 80's) in my basement that is my grocery getter. I love it!! But with its horizontal drop outs I have been considering doing a SS conversion to it on the very cheap....
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