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Old 11-08-18, 04:18 PM
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Old 11-08-18, 05:18 PM
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Panasonic PR-6000

Gorgeous!
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Old 11-08-18, 07:58 PM
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Panasonic PR-6000

wow! stunning.
I hadnt heard of this model until now and a quick Google explains why- it was made after Panasonic had left the US market.
are you in Europe or did you manage to snag this from overseas?
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Old 11-09-18, 11:45 AM
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It is an ex Panasonic pro team bike. The PR-6000 was also available to the public for 7000 (Dutch) guilders, but this one is ex team. I do know two made it to the US: bikeforums-member and 'Panasonic virtual bicycle museum' owner Zeringer/Darin and member buldogge/Mark have one.
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Old 11-09-18, 01:31 PM
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Panasonic PR-6000

Iíve gotta ask: whatís holding that beautiful bike up in the photo?
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Old 11-09-18, 02:00 PM
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Iíve gotta ask: whatís holding that beautiful bike up in the photo?
Beautifullness
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Old 11-09-18, 06:57 PM
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Brother's 1979 - 80 Centurion Pro Tour and ex. Nishiki Cresta.











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Old 11-09-18, 07:20 PM
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Japanese for sure but designed in America and modified in America . Started out as a Centurion Comp T/A . Now it's a track bike . NJS forks , bars and stem all steel .

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Nishiki Altron , Vitus fork all Alum .

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'87 Nishiki International ...



Mr. Kuwahara ...
My Japanese Bike ...
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Here is my 76 pro tour.
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Old 11-11-18, 06:03 AM
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Great picture! You could have shaved, tough.

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Panasonic PR-6000

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Old 11-11-18, 08:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Dfrost View Post

Iíve gotta ask: whatís holding that beautiful bike up in the photo?
See that mug in the upper left corner? He lets go of the bike and gets out of frame ... ahem ... just long enough for the 'click', then grabs it again. I forget the name for this technique. Ghost stand or something?
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Old 11-11-18, 11:30 AM
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Mid to Late Seventies Kabuki Diamond formula
I bought this bike New after a few years on a Schwinn Varsity. It felt like a rocket ! I still ride it regularly even though it is not as solid as my Reynolds or Columbus tube bikes. I guess I am just sentimental. I put mostly Campy stuff on and tucked the Suntour stuff in a box. Joe
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Old 11-18-18, 06:50 AM
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Can I spin on a 6 speed Suntour freewheel on my old 5 speed Sanki? Was curious about clearance issues......

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Old 11-18-18, 08:41 AM
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My '87 Team Miyata
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Old 11-18-18, 10:58 AM
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This 1985 beauty even has a Japanese name...SHOGUN 500.
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Old 11-18-18, 08:14 PM
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1981 Schwinn Super Sport



1981 Schwinn Super Sport
This is a photo of my 1981 Schwinn Super Sport. It is 100% original, except I ride it with a newer style Schwinn seat.
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My '87 Team Miyata
that's fantastic! Havent seen it posted before.
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Old 11-18-18, 10:28 PM
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thanks! bought frame & fork from Chrome Molly earlier this year, and decided i wanted it to be decked out in "jewelry". she's a fantastic ride, and if i ever do a L'Eroica ride will be my first choice.
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Old 11-27-18, 05:22 PM
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miyata 1200

Just finished. To be sold by the Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange
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Old 11-28-18, 07:35 PM
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Just finished. To be sold by the Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange
Oh my, thatís beautiful!
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Old 11-29-18, 01:39 PM
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not high end bikes by any means...

Sorry no decent pics yet, here's a list:
  • 1985-ish Miyata 610 in decent original shape, but changing wheels from 27" to 700c, and putting it back into shape from a poor straight bar conversion. Thinking of doing a "retro custom" rebuild
  • Early to mid 1980's Norco Monterey SL in good original shape (Ishiwata butted tubing, Suntour Blaze group, Araya rims), designed in Canada, made in Japan
  • Late 80's to early 90's Kuwahara Cascade (Tange Infinity, Deore DX group, Mix of Richey: Vantage Sport rims, stem, etc). Here I am assuming Japanese manufactured. By far the most comfy of all my bikes, purchased at a pawn shop. A little rough cosmetically, but a good functionig bike.
  • 1994 Bridgestone MB-4 (gave to my daughter: Ishiwata triple butted tubing; Diacomp 985 cantis, SS-4 levers; Richey: Vantage Expert rims,stem; Shimano: DX thumbies; LX deraileurs, etc). Metallic dark green. All thanks to Grant Pedersen's creative spec'ing. A beautiful bike I bought new that was/is too small...and a fine lugged steel Japanese frame.
  • mid 1970's (?) Shields-Nishiki Sport by Kawamura. Never a great bike, but an example of a well made inexpensive bikes

Sorry, no decent pics yet. Will post soon
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New build , 84' Centurion Comp T A

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