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1984 Raleigh Team Panasonic - What should I do with this thing?

Old 12-05-19, 07:27 PM
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1984 Raleigh Team Panasonic - What should I do with this thing?

I picked up this 1984 Team Panasonic Replica off of ebay eight months ago... Apparently it belonged to "someone" in Beverly Hills, and had been kept in an indoor closet (as the story goes), and was obtained in their Estate Sale. It seemed like the replica was mostly available as a frameset in '84... It still has what appears to be its original full Campy Nuovo Record Groupo, less the front wheel, which was swapped to a Mavic "Monthlery Route" hoop and a rather undignified Shimano hub along with it. This thing has a very cool "barnfind" feel to it, I am not sure if this should be disturbed. The missing sew-up on the front is a bit of an attention getter . Thoughts?


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Old 12-05-19, 08:24 PM
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Replace the front wheel and ride.

(I was kind of hoping you'd found a 753 frame).
But I can't think of a single reason not to ride it.
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Old 12-05-19, 08:59 PM
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Ride it if it's your size, sell it to someone who will if it's not. I'll be doing the former with my '82 Team as soon as it warms up a bit.
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Does it have an SBDU serial number?
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Does it have an SBDU serial number?
Oh man, I wish. I cant afford any SB serial numbered things.

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Looks pretty big, does it fit?
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Trade it for a 70's frame. (yeah, I'm that weird guy).

Looks in great shape. Hope it fits you well.
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Disturb the crap out of it.
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Put fresh tires on that and ride it until those tires wear out.
Rinse.
Repeat.
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