I picked up this Panasonic DX-5000 this week and I know nothing about it. Searched the forums and found that this was one of Panasonic's high end bikes. It is a luxurious ride, light as a feather, indexed shifting, complete Shimano 600 group. Checked Sheldon B's article about Japanese bikes, which had a formula for interpreting the serial number which would make this a 1975 bike. Seems newer than that, maybe 80's? Does anyone know how old it might be? You folks are a font of knowledge. The only thing that makes me nervous is the seat, which is silver and says "Turbo" on it 4 times. I'm not that fast.
Thanks so much.