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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 08-14-08, 06:27 PM   #1
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panasonic track bike of yore

behold:
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Old 08-14-08, 06:51 PM   #2
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i dont see anything
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i dont see anything
try this link:
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Old 08-14-08, 07:09 PM   #4
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Old 08-14-08, 07:12 PM   #5
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There's something I'd love to find in the back of an old shop...never touched...just waiting for a little grease and a visit from mr wrench and ms. screwdriver.
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27" wheels. Ugh. Eff that. It actually looks like a pretty ****ty bike. Check out those Mickey Mouse cranks, non-removable chainring, pedals, and hoodless brake levers. Cheap-o. The original Suntour equipped Madisons were nicer.

It is an interesting historical piece though.
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Old 08-14-08, 08:50 PM   #7
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lol. we had a panasonic that was like that. not the track one, but the lowest end panasonic of that era, looks like all the same components with a different frame?
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No fenders?
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haha! no toe clips!
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haha-haha! no presta valves!


Sorry...thought this was a point out what is different with the old timey bike.
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Old 08-15-08, 01:38 AM   #12
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If you look at that and then at some of the FG bikes Bikesdirect sells today, they're actually not that different, bad components, very cheap etc. Basically Panasonic knew how to do a low-end fixie back in the day.

Also, there was recently a bike exactly like this for sale in German Ebay, it was stripped of brakes and other extra parts and had a proper cranks on it, but of course it sold for a LOT of money, like 450 euros or something. Because it was 'A Rare Vintage Panasonic Track Bike'.
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27" wheels. Ugh. Eff that. It actually looks like a pretty ****ty bike. Check out those Mickey Mouse cranks, non-removable chainring, pedals, and hoodless brake levers. Cheap-o. The original Suntour equipped Madisons were nicer.

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There's something I'd love to find in the back of an old shop...never touched...just waiting for a little grease and a visit from mr wrench and ms. screwdriver.
Shouldn't it be Mrs. Wrench and Mr. Screwdriver? I don't want to sound sexist, but it seems anatomically more correct.
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Shouldn't it be Mrs. Wrench and Mr. Screwdriver? I don't want to sound sexist, but it seems anatomically more correct.
ummm...yeah. you're right. i had a very confusing childhood. it was awful.

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I don't know what everyone is talking about, that bike's awesome.
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That cottered crank..

The frame and fork are okay, everything else must go.

Wait.. we can keep the reflectors.
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That cottered crank..

The frame and fork are okay, everything else must go.

Wait.. we can keep the reflectors.
Nope.
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/cotters.html
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