Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries - Panasonic DX-4000
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Interesting bikes popping up today. Guy is asking $180, which seems a little high. I like the chrome fork and the dropout makes conversion easy so if it's not for me I could sell it to a hipster probably, but what's the max I should be willing to pay (assuming it is in as good of shape as it appears)
Fork is not original although it appears to have a Columbus decal. I would want to know why.
Reason it sounds high is why? Share please.
I would have bought it already myself.
sorry didn't finish my thought. guy *was* asking $180 then suddenly marked it up to $220 (he also originally had it listed as a miyata too though)
and I thought it might be high because I had read around on the panasonics when I got the dx1000 last week and it seemed like a lot of people thought the market was $100-$120 on the 4000. and thought since there's a 5000 and 6000 (I think) that this would be in the mid 100s instead of the lower 200s. wrong?
I would look at components carefully. Its all about condition. The white components all have really good value. They were only made a couple of years. They are not Sante, which is the most desirable Shimano white components, but still pretty good (depending on condition).
The replacement fork is a negative, check for collision damage. At least he put a nice fork on there! Looks like a 1989 model.
Paint looks scruffy, but not too bad.
The DX4000 is fairly far up the product line. Not the top for sure, but pretty decent. Much better than the DX1000.
Wheels match, tires match, brake hoods will clean up. Saddle will probably clean up too.
she came home with me. There's some rub on the components and there's some tweaks needed here and there from a quick look at it, but I decided to take my chances and walked out of there with it for $170
he had no idea the fork wasn't original to the bike though. I'm guessing he picked it up at an estate sale / garage sale / stole it / etc :p
05-29-11, 09:16 AM
I just bought an '87 for $189.00. I think you did OK if the seat post isn't stuck and there isn't any frame damage. The components are probably close to that even if the frame is no good.
would anyone happen to know what the bottom bracket was on these models? I'm going to take these crankset off and try to sell them and hopefully find some cheaper ones to put on.
Looks like a 1989 model.
Ah I think you're right, though my seat is different (and would appear to be original). It's a shame he replaced that fork.
06-02-11, 04:36 PM
I think you should be very happy. I was looking at a DX3000 from about '87 for $350 the other day. Although it was in New York.
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