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WIW? Panasonic 7500

Old 05-27-18, 04:00 PM
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WIW? Panasonic MC 7500












thanks, appreciate the insight

I initially was interested because of the larger (6'3" body) frame for just a neighborhood cruiser

once I saw the high end construction I decided to google it and found different info, all pretty much saying it WAS the highest of the high end bikes for the time it was introduced.

I've never owned a bike this advanced with so many cool features, all way beyond my meager tastes

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or later today if I can figure out how to post a picture
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nope, it still says I have to have 10 posts ...
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You have to be nice first. There fixed it!

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Need someone who is crazy for Panasonicís otherwise, itís in that same boat as other higher end vintage MTBs, limited value. MTB technology has changed dramatically: disk brakes, full suspension, 29er, etc. So the serious MTB crowd tends to avoid the old stuff. That leaves recreational riders looking for a cheap bike.

For this reason, vintage MTBs can be excellent values. Vintage racing and touring bikes tend to hold their value much better!
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I've always thought Panasonic built some of the best bikes back in the day, but their price back then reflected it. They were all but untouchable price wise to the average buyer then.
Their resale value today tends to reflect that but more so with the older models. The latest Panasonic I've owned over the years has been a 1985 ATB, and a handfull of DX series road bikes.
Your 7500 is newer, likely around 1988 or so. The full model if I remember right was an MC-7500. Those that I remember were equipped with full Shimano Deore components with BioPace chain rings.
The frames I believe were Tange Prestige. I sold my 1985 ATB which had a good bit of age wear but not a lot of riding wear for $250 and thought I did okay. I've seen some for sale cheaper and some higher but
not many I've come across lately are in riding condition. Mine was a 24" frame and it spent its life down the shore and around saltwater so it wasn't pretty, the chrome bits had rust pits and the paint has a few rust blisters.
The buyer drove 350 miles to buy it though because he had been looking and couldn't find one in any better condition.
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I have a 1988 6500. I love it.
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added pictures, thanks for all the info

sadly, the original rear tire sidewall blew out yesterday ... ugh
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I like it.
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Nice 1988 model. Needs the typical refurbish: tires, tubes, cables, housings, all bearings and grease, and general clean up. When you are done, you will have a very nice MTB. Pay someone to do the work and sadly you will be upside down value wise. Do the work yourself, and its not much expense, mainly time. I'd do it in a heartbeat!
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