The 1977 Panasonic Sport Deluxe

Photo credit: Tom Fritts

1977 Panasonic Sport Deluxe Factory Specifications with added details when obvious. Approximately 58 cm seat tube as pictured above.

  • List Price: Unknown [Price paid for new bike in 1978, $170]
  • Frame: High Tensile 1020 Butted Tubing and chrome fork crown
  • Fork: High Tensile 1020 with chrome tips.
  • Stem: SR Alloy
  • Handlebar: Sakae Randnner Road Champion [Randonneur style]
  • Saddle: Panasonic Black Vinyl Leatherette
  • Crankset: 40/52T forged alloy cotterless [Tourney w/170 cranks]
  • Freewheel: Freewheel 14-28
  • Chain: 1/2 x 3/32 x 114 links
  • Hubs: Shimano 8A; 36 spoke high flange; quick release.
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano 600
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano 500 Uniglide
  • Shifting Lever: Unishift Stem-mounted
  • Brakes: Diacompe Alloy, center pull w/ hooded levers, safety levers, and quick release levers.
  • Rims: Araya 27x 1 1/4 – 1 3/8 steel;
  • Tires: originally with 27 x 1 1/4 Panasonic tires; currently Continental Sport 1000 27 x 1 1/4?
  • Spokes: 14 G UCP finished w/ reflectors
  • Pedals: KKT RT – SF w/reflectors
  • Color: Red
  • Weight: 31 pounds
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