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1988 Panasonic DX-5000

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Tange Prestige

CT Japan / Custom

Cro-Mo / Shimano 600 Ultegra

Sun Mistral

Sun Mistral

Shimano 600 Ultegra w/ Biopace

Sella Italia turbo / Sugino

Look Competition circa '88 or so?

I am the original owner of this bike. The bike was purchased on July 20th, 1988 from Lakeside Cyclery in Clear Lake, Iowa. I paid 5 (8.40 out the door with tax) for it back then. I really loved riding this and as you can see I took great care in trying to maintain it to the highest level. The same bike shop has looked after it all these years... even the same mechanic! The only thing that isn't original to this bike as pictured would be the saddle, Sun Mistral wheels (Ukai were original but were replaced under a warranty/recall of sorts back in the day because they would make a clicking noise while riding), pedals (although I have the original 600 toe clip pedals), bar tape (obviously... original was thin yellow ribbon tape) and the tires (old school Panaracers sure did suck!) The color is Onyx Black. :-)

I just installed some cheap 700x23c Michelin Speedium tires for indoor display and some roller riding. I have a set of NOS 700x20c Michelin Hi Lite Comps circa '88 I can fit if I want it to be true old school. ;-)

7/15/07: New photos taken today... you can view them at the URL below

7/16/07: I found a vintage Panasonic Pics custom frame colors brochure and scanned it and uploaded it here:

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That bike is older than me hehe, good job in keepin' it so good looking. Very sweet ride.


that catalog is amazing, I wish I could still order one


I like the green, yellow, and orange "brush strokes" on the frame!



Gotta love it!

People who 'house' their bikes rule, period.

DX 5000

Don't see that many DX5000's anywhere.

wow,this is a lovely bike.

wow,this is a lovely bike.

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