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Old 06-24-18, 09:03 AM
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Anyone know value of 1977 Panosonic Super Delux?
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Old 06-24-18, 09:46 AM
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Did you mean Sport Deluxe?
Panasonic Sport Deluxe

Nothing too fantastic going on, probably close to their lowest level offering. High ten, steel wheels. Not a terrible component group though.

I'd buy it if it was $10 at a yard sale, maybe. Probably not.
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Old 06-24-18, 10:16 AM
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PutnamMike - maybe photos when you can add them? Might be in good condition, mine was $25 and think I sold frame alone for $40

Mine came with Shimano 500 group but unsure if that was a good thing. I stripped it to clean up the parts and sold the frame so now I have a box filled with the drive train that I should at the very least polish. Strangely, there seem to be a lot of them in the Niagara/Buffalo area and every example I see has a Pletscher rear rack...

I added the link so you can compare and see if this is the same bike

Panasonic Sport
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Old 06-24-18, 11:46 AM
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Shimano 500 is a big nothing burger. Panasonic made a lot of great bikes, I have several of them. The Sport Deluxe was not one of them. For some reason back then, many manufacturers felt compelled to make and sell a complete product line, from basic to wonderful, and everything in between. And Shimano to this day makes everything from cheap components you find on Walmart bikes to top of the line components you might find on a $5K or even $10K bike. I never understood this, but it allows Walmart to highlight their crappy bikes as being "Shimano equipped".

Bike company marketing departments were well known for using fancy model names for their basic bikes. Terms like Super, Deluxe, Grand, and more showed up not he low end stuff. One of my favorite misdirection moves was by Ross bicycles, who had a Professional Gran Tour model that was not professional, not grand, and not a touring bike either.

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Old 06-24-18, 12:04 PM
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thanks for all the interesting comments............roll on
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