25 Jun 2007

Panasonic (New York)

Panasonic Bicycle New York

Lena found this one some time ago lurking on the Wikipedia entry for Panasonic [Update: It no longer appears there].

It’s a fantastically simple design and a really nice photo from Uris. See the full size image here [Update: Link no longer active]. The information on Wikipedia says that the company stopped selling bikes in USA in 1989 but that they sponsored a cycle team in 1991. Frank Jump informs me that this sign was painted in the 1970s, also that he rates Panasonic bikes and had one back in 1973!

A quick search on Google reveals that these bikes are now retro collectors items and you have to love the old magazine ad with the line “be this robot”!

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