[CR]Can you help ID this 1980s "CBS" tourer?

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From: "Jim Langley" <jim@jimlangley.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2006 18:37:21 -0800
Subject: [CR]Can you help ID this 1980s "CBS" tourer?

An unusual bicycle (to us) turned up at a recent Trips For Kids auction up here and I'm trying to help the owner find out more about it. I've posted the pictures he sent at this link http://www.jimlangley.net/cbs_bike.jpg If you can identify it, we'd sure appreciate it. Notice the CBS on the seatstay caps and the shift lever that operates the Sanyo bottom-bracket generator. My best guess is that this is a Japanese-made bike but I can't place it (it reminds me of the Specialized Expedition). I imagine it has no great collectible value or perhaps even interest, but I thought someone might know of the company CBS. Thanks a lot for taking a look, and ride safe!

Jim Langley Santa Cruz, CA PS: If you enjoy old cycling comedies and have a broadband internet connection and Flash Player, follow this link to Jacques Tati's School for Postmen, a +/- 20-minute cycling movie from 1947: http://www.jimlangley.net/spin/Tati.html