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Old 09-29-22, 08:16 PM
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New Bike Day!

Found this one languishing on FBM about two hours north of me. After a handful of price drops, I decided it was time to make the journey and snag this Ď88 Panasonic DX-5000. Iíve hoped to add a Tange Prestige-tubed ride to the collection. Always knew the DX-5000 to be a Champion 1 bike but from what I can sort out, Panasonic built it with Prestige for one year in 1988. Sheís not much to look at now but should make a fun winter project.

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I don't know much at all about Panasonic bikes, but that is a great score and looks great already!
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You are a bit too hard with your appraisal of your new acquisition, I think it looks great...those splashes of color really set off the frame color.
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Very nice. I only ever saw “bread n butter” Panasonics when I was in the business.

I like the graphics. I think you need to find a catalog and try to get closer to the original bar and cable colors, and tan sidewall tires!
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Looks excellent to me.
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