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Old 01-18-18, 02:36 AM
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Vintage 1977 Panasonic Sports deluxe in excellent condition,any ideas on worth?
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Old 01-18-18, 03:24 AM
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Entry level boom bike. Not much value.

Impossible to say without pics showing condition.
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Old 01-18-18, 08:03 PM
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From the Panasonic virtual bike museum...
1977 Panasonic Sport Deluxe Factory Specifications with added details when obvious. Approximately 58 cm seat tube as pictured above.
List Price: Unknown [Price paid for new bike in 1978, $170]
Frame: High Tensile 1020 Butted Tubing and chrome fork crown
Fork: High Tensile 1020 with chrome tips.
Stem: SR Alloy
Handlebar: Sakae Randnner Road Champion [Randonneur style]
Saddle: Panasonic Black Vinyl Leatherette
Crankset: 40/52T forged alloy cotterless [Tourney w/170 cranks]
Freewheel: Freewheel 14-28
Chain: 1/2 x 3/32 x 114 links
Hubs: Shimano 8A; 36 spoke high flange; quick release.
Rear Derailleur: Shimano 600
Front Derailleur: Shimano 500 Uniglide
Shifting Lever: Unishift Stem-mounted
Brakes: Diacompe Alloy, center pull w/ hooded levers, safety levers, and quick release levers.
Rims: Araya 27x 1 1/4 – 1 3/8 steel;
Tires: originally with 27 x 1 1/4 Panasonic tires; currently Continental Sport 1000 27 x 1 1/4?
Spokes: 14 G UCP finished w/ reflectors
Pedals: KKT RT – SF w/reflectors
Color: Red
Weight: 31 pounds
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Old 01-18-18, 08:05 PM
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Steel rims on a hi-tensile frame with decent components = less than $100.00 in my market.
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Neither sporty nor deluxe, its the bottom. $25 to $50.

Manufacturers had no requirements to be honest with model names. So they often jazzed up the name to confuse naive buyers. My favorite example is the Ross Professional Gran Tour which is not a professional model, not grand and not a touring bike either. Its the trifecta of marketing expertise. MBA marketing calibre for sure! Bet the guy that dreamed up that name got a bonus that year.
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