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What Panasonic model equates to the frame of the 1977 Schwinn Super Le Tour 12.2?

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What Panasonic model equates to the frame of the 1977 Schwinn Super Le Tour 12.2?

Old 05-30-13, 07:49 PM
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What Panasonic model equates to the frame of the 1977 Schwinn Super Le Tour 12.2?

Many references state that the 1977 Schwinn Super Le Tour 12.2 frame was built by Panasonic. I'm curious to know what Panasonic bicycle model or models also shared this frame, or was it built by Panasonic exclusively for Schwinn?

I bought mine brand new with my paper route money, and have many, many tens of thousands of miles on her. At age 50, I'm still putting 3 or 4 thousand miles/year on her. She's cold set with a 10-speed cassette hub on the back. 700c wheels. Dual pivot brakes. New derailers. Integrated brakes/shifters. Compact double. Marry the frame. Date the parts, right? in my 40s I had her somewhat set up for spring and Olympic distance triathlons. I did reasonably well, and loved passing younger riders on full carbon bikes. The became enraged when an old nerd on a Schwinn would pass them.
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Old 05-31-13, 03:58 AM
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Can't help with the Panasonic question. I can echo the love of my '77 12.2 - pictured on my photo. I probably get the most pure enjoyment riding it, as compared to any other of my bikes. I still have it set up with my favorite set of friction components - Suntour ARX. I have ridden the component set for 25+ years without a hitch. The hubs still run so smoothly - it boggles my mind.
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