The frame and fork is constructed from Champion No. 1 double butted frame tubes, offered by Tange. Here is a list of Tange tube sets on the high end with dimensions: Tange Champion: A high quality seamless steel tube set. Been around
forever. A little bit heaver than Prestige but a lot cheaper and
probably every bit as good for most riders. Costs about $75 for a
Tange Champion #1 .6/.8 butted tubes (I think)
Tange Champion #2 .6/.9 (I think). Same as walls Columbus SL.
Tange Champion #3 Same "size" as Columbus SP.
Beautiful light blue paint that is very thinly applied allowing one to see all the details underneath.
The lugs are all crisply filed and thinned, photos really do not do them justice. It also boasts a nice fastback seat cluster, elegant rear brake bridge with star / point like flourishes, chain stay bridge, and nice long fork blade reinforcing tangs. The semi-sloping fork crown is also chromed with the Panasonic logo cast into the shoulders. Drop outs are Shimano EF with Shimano fork tips as well. All these details add up to one really impressive machine. It is built with an earlier Shimano Dura -Ace group, including an AX aero stem, quite unique with the hidden clamp wedge. The wheels are mis-matched and is how the bike came to us. The headset is a Hatta Swan Super Deluxe model and the bike also has Medallion (Japanese) brand handlebars with a Criterium type bend.. Serial number stamped on the BB shell is: 2B15380.
I have tried to track down info on this bike with not much success, if any of our readers can provide more details, I am all ears.
The measurements are as follows:
58 CM seat tube center to center.
56 CM top tube center to center.
33" stand over height.
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