Re: [CR]What was the lightest in the 70s

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Date: Sun, 09 Dec 2001 22:24:46 -0600
From: "Steve Kurt" <kurtsj@mtco.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]What was the lightest in the 70s
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Re: the lightweight Panasonic track bike... the article was in the July '75 issue of Bicycling. The Panasonic was indeed 10.5 pounds, and listed at $4000. The pictures show how nearly every unnecessary bit of metal was removed from the bike. Not unlike the bike Eddy used for the hour record, but moreso. jpg's of the article are available for those interested (a few hundred kb per page). There was a semi-recent article in Bicycle Guide(?) looking back at those wonderful Drillium days. I bet I have the article clipped and in a scrapbook somewhere....

Steve Kurt
Peoria IL


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Subject: Re: [CR]What was the lightest in the 70s
From: "Mark A. Perkins"


I remember Panasonic came up with an impressive 10.5 lb. track bike back in the 70's. I think I saw it in Bicycling or Bike World. I knew some people back then, in San Jose, CA, who actually saw it at the Hellyer Park Velodrome and got to ride it. At least that's what I was told.

"Bicycle Mark" Perkins
Visalia, CA