Who made Bridgestone bicycles?

One year later on 1 March 1931, the founder, Shojiro Ishibashi, made the “Tabi” Socks Tire Division independent and established the Bridgestone Tire Co., Ltd. in the city of Kurume, Fukuoka Prefecture. “Bridgestone” was named after the name of the founder, Shojiro Ishibashi (Ishi = Stone, Bashi = Bridge).

When did Bridgestone stop making bicycles?

As I look back now as a journalist who writes about bikes, it’s pretty clear why Bridgestone spoke to me: that catalog. The brand stopped selling bikes here after 1994.

Are Bridgestone bikes still made?

Are there new models of Bridgestone bikes? Yes, there are updated models available, including: Road – These bikes, like the RXR and the R9R Elite, may be available with carbon or aluminum frames.

Where are Bridgestone bikes made?

Currently, Bridgestone Cycle Co., Ltd. produces bicycles at three plants in Japan and also the Changzhou Plant in China. Through this increase in capacity, its production and supply system will be further optimized.

Who made Panasonic bikes?

Konosuke Matsushita
Konosuke Matsushita grew up with a family who owned a bicycle shop and always had a love and passion toward bicycles. He later on founded the Panasonic bicycle line. Panasonic bicycles were very well built, and produced in steel, aluminum and titanium.

Is Panasonic a good bike?

They were very high quality and when new offered fantastic value for the money when compared to the well established European brand bicycles. They were often shunned by cycling elitists in the day but the build quality was often as good or better than the European competition.

What year is my Panasonic bicycle?

Under the bottom bracket or stamped on one of the rear dropouts (rear drops on lower models generally). The head badge sometimes has four small lightly stamped digits… I believe the first three digits are the day of the year (001-365) and the fourth digit is the last digit of the year.

How can I tell what model my bike is?

The majority of serial numbers are located under the bottom bracket where the two pedal cranks meet. Turn your bike upside down and record the number. If there is no serial number near the cranks, you should check other common places including the front headset or rear stays.

How do you tell what year a bike is?

6 Ways to Find the Age of Your Bicycle

  1. Check the Serial Number. The obvious starting point to find the date a bike was made is the serial number.
  2. Use Online and Offline Literature.
  3. Look at Specific Parts.
  4. Ask the Seller or Owner.
  5. Bring It to a Bike Shop.
  6. Post Online.