This 1986 Team Japan featured the SunTour Superbe Pro component group and was technically the third model from the top in the Panasonic line up that year after the Team Europe and Team America. The Team Japan was also only available during the 1986 model year… it was renamed the Team National in later years. This particular bike isn’t in perfect showroom new condition but it does show well and rides nicely. These are incredibly rare to find especially with the Suntour Superbe Pro group still fully intact! You might not get the chance to own one of these again. It hurts to put it up for sale but it is technically too large for me to ride.
Very nice condition overall although it has been ridden in the past. Some paint defects and touch-ups as shown in photos but still shows very well overall. This was not an inexpensive bike back in 1986. Cost when new was roughly $970 (1986 dollars)
1986 Panasonic Team Japan Specifications:
Frame Size: TJ-861…61 cm.
Frame: Columbus SP & SL Cr-Mo double butted tubes, lostwax head and seat lugs, SunTour forged ends and sealed B.B. set.
Fork: Tange Cr-Mo blades, C-2 crown, SunTour forged ends and sealed head set.
Handlebar: SR CTD, Maes alloy
Stem: SR CT alloy
Saddle: Selle Italia Turbo with SunTour Superbe Pro seat post.
Crankset: SunTour Superbe Pro 53/42T
Freewheel: SunTour New Winner 7-speed 13-21T
Chain: SunTour Superbe Silver, 1/2″ x 3/32″ x 108 links
Hubs: SunTour Superbe Pro, sealed bearing 32H
Rear Derailleur: SunTour Superbe Pro with sealed bearing pulleys
Front Derailleur: SunTour Superbe Pro
Shifting Lever: SunTour Superbe Pro, brazed on down tube mounted.
Brakes: SunTour Superbe Pro Alloy side-pull with CB-2200 Superbe Pro Levers (NOS Superbe Pro brake hoods fitted as well… minty!)
Rims: Araya Aero tubular ADX-4, 32h, Super Hard Anodized
Tires: Continental tubular (not glued to rims yet… for display only)
Spokes: Stainless 14G
Pedals: SunTour Superbe Pro sealed bearing with reflectors
Color: Imperial Red
Please note that many of the PBVM bikes are stored in a secure remote location. Because of this it might take a couple days to get it fully prepared for safe shipping but we’ll get it shipped to you as quickly as possible.