The Panasonic Team Europe II was the 3rd from the top in the Panasonic line up for 1985. This bike was constructed with Columbus SL tubing and equipped with Campagnolo Victory components and Araya Aero tubular wheels. Color: Grape Dust

1985 Panasonic Team Europe II Factory Specifications

  • List Price: N/A
  • Frame Sizes: 48.5cm, 51cm, 53cm, 56cm, 58cm, 61cm, 64cm
  • Frame: Columbus Cr-Mo main tubes / Lostwax seat lug / Campagnolo Victory B.B. set.
  • Fork: Tange Cr-Mo, C-2 crown, Campagnolo Victory head set
  • Handlebar: SR CTD Maes
  • Stem: SR CT
  • Saddle: Selle Italia TURBO with Campagnolo Victory seat post
  • Crankset: Campagnolo Victory 53/42T
  • Freewheel: Sun Tour New winner 7-speed
  • Chain: Sun Tour Ultra 6, 1/2″x3/32″x106 links
  • Hubs: Campagnolo Victory
  • Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Victory
  • Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Victory
  • Shifting Lever: Campagnolo Victory, brazed on down tube mounted
  • Brakes: Campagnolo Victory, Alloy side-pull with Victory levers
  • Rims: Araya Aero tubular hard anodized
  • Tires: Panaracer tubular 270gr. Record
  • Spokes: Stainless 14G
  • Pedals: Campagnolo Victory
  • Accessories: Shiny vinyl handlebar tape/Victory toe clips and straps/Two water bottles and bottle cages/Front, rear and side reflectors.
  • Color: Grape Dust

Now… the rest of the story! The bike featured on this site belongs to George E. who is a member of our Google discussion group. The bike first turned up on Atlanta Craigslist for the whopping sum of $195 USD. As it turned out, the bike was hardly ridden and in nearly new condition aside from a little surface rust on some bolts and such. The only real down side is that the bike came with a fairly low end set of wheels and tires that may have come from a lower end Panasonic in 1985. George plans to take care of that issue once he finds the proper Campy Victory hubs and some more appropriate rims. (Originals were Araya Aero tubulars but George isn’t crazy about tubulars so he may use clinchers instead.)

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