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Old 07-13-19, 02:26 PM
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Help ID this bike.

This was $65 on CL. Painted frame hides most identifiers but there is a S on the top of the seat stay. The badge doesn't look familiar. The FD and RD look newer and the wheels look like Tourney hubs with 700 mm wheels with drilled out valve holes.
What is this and how do you close up the valve holes to presa size?







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Old 07-13-19, 03:40 PM
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I think it's a Panasonic something or other. See this headbadge from Velobase:


It's the right shape, and has a serial # or datecode stamped in the lower left hand side, same as the mystery bike.
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Old 07-13-19, 03:46 PM
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Originally Posted by cdmurphy View Post
I think it's a Panasonic something or other. See this headbadge from Velobase:


It's the right shape, and has a serial # or datecode stamped in the lower left hand side, same as the mystery bike.
I think you nailed it.

They make adapters so you can run Presta tubes in wheels drilled for Schrader valves.
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Old 07-13-19, 04:51 PM
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I would call it "The Tarantula."
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Old 07-13-19, 04:57 PM
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I just use a washer a little bigger than the presta and use the screw on the presta tube to hold the washer in place. It works fine.
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Old 07-14-19, 12:06 PM
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I remember a long time back that stay cap engraving (on a similar mystery frame) really threw a lot of us on a goose-chase since it looks like a stylized "S" and not so much like 2 "P"s. But the headbadge is a unrefutable clue!
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Old 07-14-19, 12:25 PM
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Slam and flip the stem, and you're good to go. (j/k of course)
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Old 07-14-19, 04:53 PM
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Thanks for commencing a new textillium on this with better imagery.

Kurt & I were both curious as to the pedals.

Are you able to identify them now?

Thank you.

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Originally Posted by juvela View Post
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Kurt & I were both curious as to the pedals.

Are you able to identify them now?



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Pedal that I can see in the one pic looks like some kind of Atom (Atomic?) pedal, maybe one with the 3-digit model number (500, 600 etc,)
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Old 07-14-19, 09:43 PM
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Originally Posted by juvela View Post
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Thanks for commencing a new textillium on this with better imagery.

Kurt & I were both curious as to the pedals.

Are you able to identify them now?

Thank you.

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Yup Galli Maillard pedals.
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Thanks guys. You all really helped a lot. The bike has a triple crank and I tried looking at Panasonic touring bikes but it doesn't seem to be in that high a range. The crank is a rivited Shimano bio pace that seems to be steel. So far I can't place the model. The serial # is 2B12127 and the badge has 7101. It's nicer than the cheapies but not as nice as the high end touring bikes. This is the fun part.😁
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Old 07-15-19, 10:25 AM
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OK. I think this must be a dx 4000 but what's with the triple crank? The adjusters on the rear dropouts indicate a high end model and the touring models all had cantilever brakes so this has got to be the dx4000 with a customer installed triple. Any thoughts?
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Originally Posted by Cycle Tourist View Post
Yup Galli Maillard pedals.
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Thanks very much.

Have a pair of these.

They are Atom 700's with a "Galli" red marked dustcap.

My pair turns very nicely.

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For any readers who may have missed it the earlier thread on this cycle is here -

What is this?

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Old 08-20-19, 09:07 AM
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Just finished.


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nice job.
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Old 08-20-19, 09:56 AM
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WOW!

Great work.

Thanks for posting this update.

When I first saw the photo I thought it might be something you had lifted from somewhere as a joke.

You might wish to consider posting it to the "before & after" thread.

Absence of eyelets on fork ends supports idea fork a replace-a-mente.

I still have a couple of these Tange Champion replacement forks in their shipping cartons...

Someone did a good deal of work on the machine to get it to the state in which you purchased it.

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Old 08-20-19, 10:12 AM
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This bike is beautiful; very nice job.
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Old 08-21-19, 08:27 AM
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Nice job and very fast, just 5 weeks from yuck to sweet ride.
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