Okay, I enter my ex 'ploeg-Post' Panasonic PR-6000. I think it could very well be the best ever steel roadbike in competition use. Panasonic was very committed to build the best and knowledgable people like Jan Legrand put a lot of effort in it. Read a more extensive story overhere on VeloBase.
After experimenting by Legrand and the rest of the team they came up with a frame that uses equal diameter tubes in front triangle (28.6mm). Full Tange Prestige, brazed with silver, own frame parts. Built to the tightest tollerances - as we can expect from Japanese. The frame is very light and responsive.
Full DA7400 group. First year for STI. The catalogue bike set you back 7K in guilders back in the day. Considerably more than say a Master with Record.
I use this bike as regular rider, so it is setup for the purpose. The original Cinelli pantographed stem went for 1cm shorter Dura Ace stem and of course the team never raced with yellow Vredesteins, but they look cool with the paint imo. When I acquired it it got a full overhaull consisting of waxing the paint, rust preventive oils internally, new bearing balls and Motorex - as I always do with a new to me bike.
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