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Old 02-23-10, 09:21 PM   #1
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What's the value of a 1987 Panasonic dx4000?

I've come across one off of craigslist. From what I have read it seems like it would be a good bike for me to use on campus as a commuter.

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It does have the seat. the componets are shimano, needs new tubes in the tires, I believe the tires are fine. I believe all componets are original.
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Without actually seeing it in person, I was just wondering what sort of price range would be fair to pay for it.

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Old 02-23-10, 09:27 PM   #2
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That's not a bad bike... mid of the road Japanese 80s bike. I think Suntour arx components... I'd say $150, but make sure that that seat post is not stuck...
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In good nick and truly ready to ride, DX4000s have often sold in the $3-400 range. Nice bike.

edit: 1987's came with 105 components.


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well that's good to hear

The asking price is $50, so I might come out with a good deal if everything is in decent shape.
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I'd be on that bike like white on rice for $50.00.
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I'd " burn a blister on my fanny , " pulling my wallet out so quickly for that price.
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I'd.....

Oh, just buy it.
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You'll get a lot of good information here:

http://panasonicbikemuseum.info/?cat=323
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Too good for a commuter on campus, unless you want to impress a bike guy or girl. Watch out, you'll get hooked on quality steel lightweight road bikes... $150-$250 here.
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you buy it yet or are we gonna have to?
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I'd be on that bike like white on rice for $50.00.
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I'd " burn a blister on my fanny , " pulling my wallet out so quickly for that price.
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I'd.....

Oh, just buy it.
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you buy it yet or are we gonna have to?
I just bought it. Thanks for the reassurance.

unfortunately there is a little surface rust that has caused the paint to bubble up a little bit behind the dx4000. I don't really know what to do about it. One of my favorite things about the bike was the color scheme and Im afraid I might have to sand it down.

the bike has been sitting in a garage for the last 4-5 years
all of the components appear to be in good shape and original. the wheels will need to be trued, but they are not in bad shape. it's got a good bit of scratches on it. The original seat was lost and I got a selle italia turbomatic seat with it instead. The grips on the brakes have also been replaced with some off of another bike, and dont fit perfect.

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Too good for a commuter on campus, unless you want to impress a bike guy or girl. Watch out, you'll get hooked on quality steel lightweight road bikes... $150-$250 here.
haha
My thoughts were that a bike thief would steal a trek or cannondale on a bike rack before they grabbed a panasonic

I'd like to think that my Lemond Nevada City is a quality steel lightweight bike, and I love it to death.

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You'll get a lot of good information here:

http://panasonicbikemuseum.info/?cat=323
cool website
thanks a lot

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The original seat was lost and I got a selle italia turbomatic seat with it instead.
Depending on the condition, that seat alone is worth $50.

Well done good sir (judging by the size of course), you had a good day.
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