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#1 2012-11-25 9:16pm

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1983 National Matsushita Electric

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1983 National Matsushita Electric

Rare Bike made by National Matsushita Electric (Panasonic)?

Not sure what company this should be listed under, I do remember National Road bikes that were built in the 80's. Its made in Japan and the front wheel is an Araya.
It also has Super Maxy cranks, there is a coaster brake wheel on it at the moment but that will be replaced with a free wheel.
Any history on this bike would be great.

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#2 2013-03-04 4:34pm

A.M. RACING
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Re: 1983 National Matsushita Electric

THAT'S COOL..THANX FOR THE FOTOS!

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#3 2013-07-06 11:14pm

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Re: 1983 National Matsushita Electric

Nice work Peat, You got a few beasts in the stable too I see cool Love the National


Sh!ts n giggles!

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#4 2016-01-09 8:11pm

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Re: 1983 National Matsushita Electric

actually, National Panasonic bmx bikes were really good. they were imported into my country by the same people importing the consumer electronics, and they were a hit, the model most popular here was high end, and is actually the only bicycle I am interested in finding right now. I got out of collecting, but have most of the components for it stashed, and am looking for one of 4 frames I had at different times. the framesets were made by tange, with euro bb's, I have a pic riding one of them in early 87, although I had the one in the pic with mostly kuwahara components, the original parts list was pretty cool, mostly shimano, tange, suntour componentry. the red one you have was called the hot rod, the white one I had had no model name I was aware of, but it was higher end, with shimano 600 cranks, white frame, chrome tange fork, similar to the TRX, and all anodized gold components, suntour mini stem, win bars, tange grips, shimano dx levers, 600 caliper, kashimax seat, suntour clamp, nagaoka clamp, kkt amx pedals, shimano hubs, good stuff.

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#5 2016-01-09 8:13pm

polanco
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Re: 1983 National Matsushita Electric

those frames were much more lighter and stronger than kuwahara lazerlites which were my 2nd fave frame to ride back then. I was a short kid more or less, and the freestyle frames were longer and heavier, so I ended up liking shorter, lighter racing frames, until I started growing and ended up six feet tall a few years later, by then I was hooked on the PFT.

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#6 2016-01-11 8:48am

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Re: 1983 National Matsushita Electric

found another pic of the national, this is my friend Francisco valdez, at Mundo Sobre Ruedas skatepark, circa 1983, it seems he had changed the stock stem to a longer, acs type stem.other than that, it looks pretty much stock.

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/4301/jp-national5693dcc5b7.jpg

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#7 2017-02-08 6:08am

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Re: 1983 National Matsushita Electric

Very cool .!.


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