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Was my late Aunt Betty's bike. in the 1960s her and my uncle use to tent camp on vacation to escape the Summer heat of Milwaukee. My late brother was in process to rebuild when he died. For unknown reason bike has 2 identical front wheels (no drive hub).
 
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Was my late Aunt Betty's bike. in the 1960s her and my uncle use to tent camp on vacation to escape the Summer heat of Milwaukee. My late brother was in process to rebuild when he died. For unknown reason bike has 2 identical front wheels (no drive hub).
The seat doesn’t look like it would be that comfortable either! ;) :)
 
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Well my wife seems intrigued by it so prob gonna have to make it operational. Maybe it's a "thing" with German bikes, but whats up with the cheesy stickers all over it?
 
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1993 Hampton Cruiser. Chop chop!

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3 speed Shimano 3CC hub. Rusty spokes tho. Boo.

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Front is nice, tires not bad just a little toasty.

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Stem, bars, shifter, even grips and bell good.

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Bonus - Extra long stem!

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Little 165 crank and nice sprocket.

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Barefoot pedals?

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BMX style front fork.

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With unique spanner lock nut.

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I've built about a dozen bikes with the spanner nut headsets, three in the past few months. I finally bought a Hozan C-205 lockring wench.
How much is a good wench going for these days (tee hee)?
This is great info actually, as I have a couple of lockrings and was wondering what the "real" tool for them was. tough to get these set up without the right tool!
Thanx!
 
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1993 Hampton Cruiser. Chop chop!

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3 speed Shimano 3CC hub. Rusty spokes tho. Boo.

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Front is nice, tires not bad just a little toasty.

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Stem, bars, shifter, even grips and bell good.

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Bonus - Extra long stem!

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Little 165 crank and nice sprocket.

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Barefoot pedals?

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BMX style front fork.

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With unique spanner lock nut.

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If you wanted to part with that fork, keep me in mind good sir ;)
 
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Not my normal cup of Joe, this caught my eye on FB marketplace. Panasonic sport LX. About an hour away and missing seat and post. Seller wanted $20 and I did not quibble. I had to do something, Wife has upped her game with new tires on her Raleigh Grand Prix, and I have to keep up.
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10 speed. Never saw a dork disk that wasn't toasted by the sun, must of been kept inside. Look at that chain and sprockets, Was this thing ever ridden?
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IDK Panasonic serials maybe 1980? Really nice black paint actually metallic.
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Different graphics!
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Original tires - nice shape and not flat!
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Araya rims.
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Lousy pic as sun set, but CroMo! Very light!
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Will post more in the ROAD & TOURING BIKES forum here.
 
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With no saddle, how could it have been riden? I would never ride a bike "bareback!"

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10 speed. Never saw a dork disk that wasn't toasted by the sun, must of been kept inside. Look at that chain and sprockets, Was this thing ever ridden?
With no saddle, how could it have been riden? I would never ride a bike "bareback!"

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I think that's probably the answer. Had its seat stolen in the first year and sat in the garage/basement ever since.
 
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I think the serial number location puts it after '85. I would have guessed '88, but I can't find any '88s with that graphics package.

Good find, regardless.
Found an '89 with a similar graphics package, but it is a 12spd. I think that probably makes yours an '88. Sport LX looks to have been made from '79 to '89.
Good eye, RG. :41: I found a date on the rear hub "H88", which I believe is Aug. 1988. For the rear hub anyways.
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I think that's probably the answer. Had its seat stolen in the first year and sat in the garage/basement ever since.
Verrt, we will never know the true story, but I do like yours... :D

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Put a seatpost and seat from the stash on it today, shifts, brakes, and tires hold air.
I'm impressed by the quality, but I read somewhere Panasonic shipped bikes with extra long stems so riders could raise the bars up but this bike has a pretty short stem. In the pic its actually at least an inch above the insertion line. :eek: It's also a 21" frame and the seat is set comfortable for me. Bars and stem are gonna have to change tho.

https://ratrodbikes.com/forum/index.php?threads/1988-panasonic-sport-lx.112369/
 
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