1980's Japanese Road Bike

by michelle bontrager


refreshed cock pit with Cinelli cork bar tape

refreshed cock pit with Cinelli cork bar tape

We are considered the go-to-shop for classic bike restoration. Our favorite revival of the week is this Panasonic steel road bike from the 1980s.

Japan was the major importer of road bikes into the U.S. during the 1970s-1980s and it is always a kick to find one at a local yard sale.  This type of road bike can be a reliable mode of transportation with proper maintenance. If you purchase a used bicycle, such as this Japanese Panasonic, plan to have the bicycle tuned up and you may need to purchase new tires, inner tubes, cables/housing, and brake pads, especially if the bicycle in question was only gently used. Consider this is a small investment for such a stylish ride.

There are a great many vintage steel road bikes out there, if you purchase a new-old bike we urge you to choose Queen City Cycle for your repair needs. We offer free estimates and I think you will enjoy the end result.

original pedals and christophe straps, new MKS toe clips

original pedals and christophe straps, new MKS toe clips

Steel is REal

Steel is REal

friction shifting and lugs

friction shifting and lugs

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