Not top end I know, but i was pleased to get this for a song
It replaces my "racer", read road bike, that was stolen from my garden many years ago.
I will not be doing a "Concours" job on it, just fixing the problems, and a little upgrading when things come along. Maybe Exage brakes and front mech to match the rear mech, aero levers, and quill pedals.
This is circa '86 as it is a 12 speed. It is too cold to go and find the Serial No. at present.
Rear mech Exage 300. 700-23c wheels.
Raleigh Chainset...any life left in the small chainwheel, or chain?
18-23 Hi Tensile steel. Not the lightest, but OK. Missing F mech
Weinman brakes, plastic levers, and Oval tubing on down tube and seat tube.
Original sellers sticker, please don't mention the pram....
All important go faster Aerospace Contour sticker
. I have the correct Raleigh seat bolt
Frame: Raleigh 18-23 Hi Tensile "Aero Profile"
Bar Tape: Silva
Brake Levers: OEM Wienmann, Now Shimano Aero
Brake Calipers: OEM Weinmann, now Shimano Exage
Brake Pads: Shimano
Brake Cables: OEM now LBS
Front Derailleur: Suntour Cyclone
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Exage 300EX
Derailleur Cables: Clark
Cassette: Suntour close ratio 13-18
Chain: LBS with power link.
Chainrings: Shimano Biopace 42/52
Bottom Bracket: Shimano UN 54 sq 68x122
Pedals: Shimano A550 platform
Rims: Front Weinmann/ Rear unknown, both eyelet rims
Hubs: Front Maille/ Rear Pelessier
Hub Skewers: Brand X
Tyres: Schwalbe Lugano 700x23c
Tubes: Cheap and nasty
Saddle: Carge Spoon
Bottle Cage: No
Anyone else on RetroBike got a Panasonic? I do remember seeing one on here. The come in 753, 735, 531 as well as my entry level 18-23 Hi-T
Edit... found some here, though not Hi-Ten...doesn't John have a high end one?
Ian Raleigh's 531
Shawn B has several....
Catalogue from BITD 1984
http://bulgier.net/pics/bike/Catalogs/R ... l84_08.jpg
Catalouge specification '84
http://bulgier.net/pics/bike/Catalogs/R ... l84_09.jpg
Team photo 1984
Team after 1984..
Peter Post, Panasonic team manager 1984 onwards
One of these sold on ebay, late 2010 for £67. The owner claims it cost £175 in 1986, which would make it roughly £350 in todays money!
Any further info, or reminiscences, welcomed...