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#1 2015-12-23 5:34am

jakayanbmx
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1979 National Hot Rod

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1979 National Hot Rod

Rarest national. Hotrod

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#2 2015-12-23 6:09am

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Re: 1979 National Hot Rod

That's a seriously cool bike but definitely deserves some more info and pics!

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#3 2015-12-23 6:48am

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Re: 1979 National Hot Rod

http://i965.photobucket.com/albums/ae133/kampeep/Mobile%20Uploads/20150621_175957_zpsrs0rjfsp.jpg

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#4 2015-12-23 6:48am

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Re: 1979 National Hot Rod

http://i965.photobucket.com/albums/ae133/kampeep/Mobile%20Uploads/20150621_175854_zpslxre4yqc.jpg

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#5 2015-12-23 6:49am

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Re: 1979 National Hot Rod

http://i965.photobucket.com/albums/ae133/kampeep/Mobile%20Uploads/20150621_175836_zps7qlzkfyk.jpg

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#6 2015-12-23 6:53am

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Re: 1979 National Hot Rod

http://i965.photobucket.com/albums/ae133/kampeep/image.jpg1_zpscq26nix8.jpg

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#7 2015-12-23 12:06pm

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Re: 1979 National Hot Rod

Cool !!!

We got a few more pic's,  now we need some more of the story...   Please big_smile


Too many cool bikes out there,  not enough money in my wallet ...

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#8 2015-12-23 1:08pm

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Re: 1979 National Hot Rod

Yep, very nice. Agreed... need a story


Looking for an 24" GT fork 87-89

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#9 2015-12-23 5:39pm

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Re: 1979 National Hot Rod

Where in world are you, Malaysia?

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#10 2015-12-24 12:09am

jakayanbmx
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Re: 1979 National Hot Rod

trojan wrote:

Where in world are you, Malaysia?

Thailand.

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#11 2015-12-24 12:23am

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Re: 1979 National Hot Rod

Ripperdawg13m wrote:

Cool !!!

We got a few more pic's,  now we need some more of the story...   Please big_smile

I bought it in japan bike store  that was Mint bmx from 1979.  I changed  new grip (ogk )and tires ( irc racer bmx)

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#12 2016-02-28 8:21pm

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Re: 1979 National Hot Rod

this is it! I have been looking on the internet for ages for one of these, of any year, that was stock. these bikes were manufactured by electronics and road racing giant national Panasonic( matsushita electric) and were very popular here in Dominican republic pre 1985. I had a total of 4 of these, in various conditions, from complete to framesets, and they ruled. super light, strong as nails, I have several action shots of me and some friends riding these circa 86-87, but there is very few info on the web on these. I have been storing parts for an 83 version, which was very similar, it also had shimano sx levers, kkt amx pedals in anodized gold and the rims were araya 7x's laced to shimano via hubs. the rest appears to be stock, although the tires I remember them to be IRC z80x's.  most of the 83's that got here were pearl white frames with chrome forks and golden anodized parts like this one! I am stalking a complete 83 that is about 20 minutes from here! hope to get it soon, that is actually the only bike I want right now.

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#13 2016-02-28 8:46pm

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Re: 1979 National Hot Rod

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/4301/national-panasonic-francisco-pipeline56d3ccade4.jpg this was Francisco valdez at mundo sobre ruedas skatepark in 1983, that one was the same as yours with a white frame. he had switched from the stock suntour stem, which cracked, to a longer acs type.

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/4301/jopa-national-panasonic56d3ccaede.jpg this is me in early 87, with one of my national frames, with mostly kuwie parts and a proneck stem.
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/4301/luis-national-panasonic-256d3ccaecf.jpg this is luis lamarche, on his national frame set with random parts.
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/4301/luis-national-skyway56d3ccaf11.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/4301/luis-national-panasonic56d3ccaf18.jpg

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#14 2016-02-28 8:49pm

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Re: 1979 National Hot Rod

there were at least 20 of those around these parts, I am on the hunt for at least that complete one, and the last frame I had circa 1994, which is not that far around. it is only a matter of time.

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#15 2016-02-28 8:53pm

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Re: 1979 National Hot Rod

if you ever take it apart for regreasing, would love to know the serial inscription on the fork's steerer tube, I remember it is a tange, but can't remember the exact model. also the bars had a stamp on one of the grips sides, and can't remember what it said, would really appreciate those facts, as well as the seat post brand, can't remember if it was a regular fluted nagaoka. man, you are one lucky dude! that is basically the only bike I am interested after selling my complete collection!

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#16 2016-02-28 8:55pm

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Re: 1979 National Hot Rod

Very cool! the early Mutsushita frames are bad arse!!!    cool


Horns up!!  \m/

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#17 2016-03-01 3:19pm

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Re: 1979 National Hot Rod

jakayanbmx wrote:

I bought it in japan bike store that was Mint bmx from 1979. I changed new grip (ogk) and tires (irc racer bmx)

Thanks for the extra pics and info jakayanbmx! That was a great find!!!

& those are some cool photos JP!!!

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#18 2017-01-04 9:41am

polanco
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Re: 1979 National Hot Rod

still looking for one of these!

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#19 2017-02-27 8:53pm

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Re: 1979 National Hot Rod

I own 1979 National Hotrod B-MXP.
It is my favorite BMX.
From Japan:)
https://ton.twitter.com/1.1/ton/data/dm … .jpg:large

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#20 2017-03-03 11:10pm

Koji-BMX-Japan
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Re: 1979 National Hot Rod

Hello! What is the product name of the brake lever you are currently wearing?
Is it the original?

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#21 2017-03-30 10:44pm

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Re: 1979 National Hot Rod

Koji-BMX-Japan wrote:

Hello! What is the product name of the brake lever you are currently wearing?
Is it the original?

Yes,original shimano lever

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