Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Classic & Vintage
Reload this Page >

Who all did Panasonic make bikes for?

Notices
Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

Who all did Panasonic make bikes for?

Old 08-21-12, 06:28 PM
  #1  
owen006
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Fruithurst, AL
Posts: 44

Bikes: 2010 Scattante XRL COMP, 1995 Cannondale R500-2.8 Aluminum, 1991 Paramount Series 5, 1985 Club Fuji, 198? Puch customized, 1971, Puch Clubman, 2003 Giant Sedona, and various others

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Who all did Panasonic make bikes for?

I have been searching somewhat for a lugged steel touring style bike. I have come across what seems like several bicycyles that were made by Panasonic for other bike brands, Schwinn for example. Who all did Panasonic make bikes for? Do they still make bikes today?
owen006 is offline  
Old 08-21-12, 06:30 PM
  #2  
that_guy_zach
Senior Member
 
that_guy_zach's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: omicron persei 8
Posts: 808
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
You can still order a new Panasonic, They have some great touring frames. The only one I can think of off the top of my head is Schwinn, But with as large of company as that who knows.
that_guy_zach is offline  
Old 08-21-12, 07:05 PM
  #3  
owen006
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Fruithurst, AL
Posts: 44

Bikes: 2010 Scattante XRL COMP, 1995 Cannondale R500-2.8 Aluminum, 1991 Paramount Series 5, 1985 Club Fuji, 198? Puch customized, 1971, Puch Clubman, 2003 Giant Sedona, and various others

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
From Panasonic Bicycle Virtual Museum https://panasonicbikemuseum.info/

Panasonic bikes hiding behind other labels…

You may be surprised to learn that Schwinn, Raleigh, Royce Union, Suteki, Centurion and other labels all at one time or another had Panasonic built bicycles wearing their badges. Schwinn’s very first outsourced bikes back in the early 70s were built by Panasonic. These were the “World” bikes such as the World Traveller and World Voyager. Later on in the 70s, Schwinn made a deal with Panasonic to build the LeTour model which would become the second most popular model for Schwinn in the 1970s.
owen006 is offline  
Old 08-21-12, 09:20 PM
  #4  
Peugeotlover
Senior Member
 
Peugeotlover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: York, PA
Posts: 557

Bikes: '72 Peugeot PX-10; '74 Raleigh International; '87 Specialized RockHopper; '88 Specialized StumpJumper; '02 Cannondale Scalpel

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 46 Post(s)
Liked 7 Times in 3 Posts
Here's a link to Yellow Jersey, a well-known bike shop in Madison, WI.
They still sell Panasonic frames.

This is a bit of history background of Panasonic, quite interesting:

https://www.yellowjersey.org/pana.html
Peugeotlover is offline  
Old 08-21-12, 10:36 PM
  #5  
scotjonscot
Senior Member
 
scotjonscot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: middle north (Mpls)
Posts: 216

Bikes: some

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Peugeotlover View Post
Here's a link to Yellow Jersey, a well-known bike shop in Madison, WI.
They still sell Panasonic frames.

This is a bit of history background of Panasonic, quite interesting:

https://www.yellowjersey.org/pana.html
Wow. That is quite a website.
scotjonscot is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
DougG
Fifty Plus (50+)
89
01-10-21 01:28 PM
JonBailey
General Cycling Discussion
154
11-08-18 12:28 PM
Magz
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals.
10
09-10-15 01:05 PM
blee
Classic & Vintage
5
08-20-15 07:56 AM
fritz1255
Classic & Vintage
13
12-08-09 01:56 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.