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1989 Panasonic MC 5500

Old 11-20-15, 11:05 AM
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1989 Panasonic MC 5500

1989 Panasonic MC-5500 on velospace, the place for bikes
I was wondering if anyone has any thoughts on this bike model. This is about all I can find on the internet (this isn't the bike but it's the same year/model). I know there is a site with Panasonic catalogs but I'm having trouble accessing it.
I don't know MTBs very well. The one I'm thinking of checking out is supposedly a 21 inch frame with a 31 inch standover. That frame size seems a tad big to me (although the standover sounds like it will work) as I ride a 56-58 cm road frame.
One other thing: this bike is 4 hours from me but I like road trips and the price is right, I believe - $100. Is it worth the potential hassle?
Thanks for any input - I appreciate it.
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Old 11-20-15, 11:20 AM
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The price is fine for the bike, but I wouldn't drive 4 hours for it. MTB's from that era are plentiful. If you aren't in a rush a similar one will pop up much closer for about the same price.
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Old 11-20-15, 01:17 PM
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Thanks for the help. I thought the TT length might be an issue. Looks like I'll wait and try to find something closer and that fits.
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Very clean bike. $100 seems fair to me.
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Old 11-20-15, 04:49 PM
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Originally Posted by jfowler85 View Post
Very clean bike. $100 seems fair to me.
That's not the actual bike. This is:
https://newhaven.craigslist.org/bik/5284770398.html
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Old 11-20-15, 05:03 PM
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Nice bike, but not worth crossing the GW bridge for it, trust me.
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Old 11-21-15, 08:48 AM
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Originally Posted by oddjob2 View Post
Nice bike, but not worth crossing the GW bridge for it, trust me.
How about the Tappen Zee?
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Old 11-23-15, 11:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Pemetic2006 View Post
That's not the actual bike. This is:
https://newhaven.craigslist.org/bik/5284770398.html
My statement stands.
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Old 11-23-15, 01:21 PM
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Originally Posted by jfowler85 View Post
My statement stands.
It is a nice bike but I, with the help of folks here, have determined the bike to be too large.
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