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    Panasonic bike

    I just pulled a Panasonic bike out of the trash today. I wanted to know if anybody knows about these bikes and if it is a good FG candidate?

    Thanks.

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    panasonics were brought up a couple days ago in road cycling. heres a link to the thread:
    My bike; Panasonic

    hope that helps some. they seem to have made good frames, but i wouldnt know whats good or not good for fixies.
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    what are the dropouts on your panasonic like? most of the panasonics i've seen are fairly old, with semi-horizontal drop-outs, suitable for fg. if you like the frame, and the drop-outs are right, it'll make a fine fixie.

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    It has the usual semi-horizontal drop-outs. It is in bad condition so I wanted more info before I strip and start to rebuild the bike. I just can't bring myself to leave a good bike in the trash when I know it just needs a little work.

    shaharidan thanks for the link, it was helpful.

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    Sishi,

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    I was working on the bike this past weekend. It has a freewheel BB. That is the weirdest thing. Must be some strange 80's things.

    Who has heard of a freewheel BB?

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    Not sure if I quite understand what do you mean freewheel bottom bracket? It can only turn one direction?

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    It is the strangest things. I was cleaning and working on the bike and it had a strange sticker explaining this new technology of the free wheel BB. It turns both ways. I was confused to say the least. The rear tire is fixed with 5 rings for gearing.

    The strangest set up I have come across. B/c of the free wheel bottom bracket the thing is entirely useless to me since I want to make it a fixie. I need a entirely new BB and crank set.

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    Basically, instead of the rear wheel free wheeling, the BB does. Very strange.

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    Freewheel BB's were availble very briefly in the early 80's. The only advantage they had was that you could shift while coasting. Other than that it was a bad idea, and one usually poorly done, too.
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