1989 Panasonic Phileppe Lauraire PICS Team
TBD / 58cm / 1989
Sansin sealed hub / Mavic / Panaracer
Dura Ace / Mavic / Panaracer
San Marco Rolls / Sakae - Black
Dura Ace / Shimano HG-90
New arrival with numerous unique features. For starters, the name on the top tube is Phileppe Lauraire. If you aren't old enough to remember the 1980's and pro cyclists back then, he was a domestique for 1987 Tour De France winner Stephen Roche on Team Fagor and rode in the Tour three times. Now that MAY be who the bike was owned by or built for back in the day but I have not been able to confirm anything yet. It could also have merely belonged to some French dude with a sticker fetish.
Other odd traits include internally routed shift cables which are a first for me. I've never seen that on other Panasonics to date. The bike also has many extra Panasonic and Shimano decals which do make me wonder about the history. The head tube badge is a PICS label rather than the Panasonic label which is also strange.