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This Panasonic looks like a deal. Is it?

Old 01-11-07, 09:12 AM
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This Panasonic looks like a deal. Is it?

I found this on Craigslist yesterday:

Panasonic 10 Speed Road Bike "All Hand Made" Chrome Molybden 4130 Butted frame 4130 Fork Quick release front & Rear cotter less cranks and toe clips hardly used been setting quite awhile needs cleaning.





I don't know what Molybden 4130 Butted frame means, but for $30.00, it seems like a nice bike.

Your thoughts please.

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Old 01-11-07, 09:56 AM
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Dante,

I had to bite my lip to keep from driving down to buy that one when I saw it. That and it looks slightly small for me.

Yeah, for $30 it seems like a good price if it is as nice in person.
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$30 is a steal.....
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Too small for me or I'd have been on that like a monkey on a football.
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Thanks for your input everyone. I'm going to take a look at it this evening after work. I'll keep you posted...

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Hopefully it's the right size for you. From the pictures it looks pretty clean so for the price it would be a good buy.
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Looks like a 49-51 cm-my size

If it is a DB frame, it is worth $30 with no dents.
Heck, wish I lived in Penn. It looks like my size -I have been kinda hunting for a 48cm DB frame to replace my 50 cm BD frame. I think it is a little bigger than 48-more like 50-51 (C-C not c to top-).
If it was decent, you could pay $30-strip the parts and still get $45-$50 for the frame.It is kinda tough to make anything on the frames since shipping is easily $30+ and the DB japanese frames(just frame not bike) only go for $60(total) usually.
No dents-buy it.
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Originally Posted by Machin Shin
I found this on Craigslist yesterday:

Panasonic 10 Speed Road Bike "All Hand Made" Chrome Molybden 4130 Butted frame 4130 Fork Quick release front & Rear cotter less cranks and toe clips hardly used been setting quite awhile needs cleaning.

I don't know what Molybden 4130 Butted frame means, but for $30.00, it seems like a nice bike.

Your thoughts please.

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My Schwinn Voyager is a rebadged Panasonic. The 4130 butted frame is good stuff. It's a steal at 30 bucks.
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the bike is gone. I emailed the guy he said he had it I emailed him again he said it is sold . I only check email 1 time a day %$#$%#@&$%*%#$#@&*^$%$#$#*$%#*#$@&*$%$%^%!!!!!!!! But I feel better if it is someone from here that got it
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the bike is gone. I emailed the guy he said he had it I emailed him again he said it is sold . I only check email 1 time a day %$#$%#@&$%*%#$#@&*^$%$#$#*$%#*#$@&*$%$%^%!!!!!!!! But I feel better if it is someone from here that got it
You should have bought it first, and asked questions later.......
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If we got-em-all,could your imagine what your garage,on in my case ,the basement would look like?This is natures "natural selection"to make sure we dont OD on classics.So in reality Shin, you still have an pending mission of a great find in the future,(even though you blew this one big time).I love 4130 frames and never had the luck to come across a 4130 double butted frame.In reality,the right classic WILL find you,and follow you home.
I dont remember which one of you vintage vagabonds recomended old tire tubing under the bar tape,but thank you!Did this to 2 of my vintage roadies,and the feel is outstanding.It also dampens bumps and road noise better than(cant say the c-word in here)forks.
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Originally Posted by tolfan
the bike is gone. I emailed the guy he said he had it I emailed him again he said it is sold . I only check email 1 time a day %$#$%#@&$%*%#$#@&*^$%$#$#*$%#*#$@&*$%$%^%!!!!!!!! But I feel better if it is someone from here that got it
Not to worry. The bike isn't gone... It's in my shop.

















Love that crank! Rear wheel is seriously out of true, a little surface rust here and there. I think it was kept outside for a while. I pulled a few blades of grass from the rear cogs. She's going to need some work, but I think it will be worth it. She's soaking in WD-40 right now but I'll start the rest this weekend.

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Easily worth the $30! Nice find.
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And Nashbar has their nifty cast AL 1" brake cable hanger back in stock. Just the ticket to replace the rusty Dia-Compe unit on your steerer.
I'd pay $30 for that, and I'm a cheap Yankee!
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Just so I can kick myself if I estimated the size poorly... what size? If it is a 22" I will be busy kicking myself.
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My guess is 51cm
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Just so I can kick myself if I estimated the size poorly... what size? If it is a 22" I will be busy kicking myself.
I haven't measured it yet. I will tonight and get back to you.

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The top tube is 22 inches and the stand over height is a little below 31 inches.

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my money says 52cm c-c
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stand tho

im getting iritatted by looking at the stand you are not supposed to put a stand on a road bike
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You resurrected a 12 year old thread to say that?
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