Panasonic made cruisers, road bikes, and mountain bikes, but they also made some very nice touring bikes like the one below.


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1989 Panasonic PT-4500 Factory Specifications

  • List Price: N/A
  • Frame: Tange 1000 Cr-Mo double butted tube, forged ends and sealed B.B. set
  • Fork: Tange Mangaloy, CCL crown and forged ends
  • Handlebar: Kusuki WPR-8, Randonneur alloy
  • Stem: Kusuki WINE, alloy
  • Saddle: Avocet Gelflex Touring with alloy 220mm long micro adjusting seat post
  • Crankset: Shimano Deore Biopace 50/44/28T
  • Freewheel: Shimano CS-1000 6-speed. 14-28T, cassette type.
  • Chain: Shimano UG, 1/2″x3/32″x112 links
  • Hubs: Shimano RA50, Alloy small flange freehub with Q.R., Sealed mechanism
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore S.I.S.
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore
  • Shifting Lever: Shimano S434 S.I.S. & Light action, brazed on down tube mounted
  • Brakes: Shimano AT-50 cantilever brakes
  • Rims: Araya SP-20, 27″x1-1/4″, Alloy
  • Tires: 27″x1-1/4″ Open side 90PSI
  • Spokes: 14G U-C-P finished
  • Pedals: Alloy quill with reflectors
  • Color: Sonic Blue