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Purple Haze, All Through My Brain......

Old 04-07-11, 03:06 PM
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Purple Haze, All Through My Brain......

This bike and have had an association for quite some time, as first indicated back in 2008 in this thread

https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...-gallery/page3 Post number 63

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Funny thing is, while standing in a friends garage today and drooling over his USPS Team Trek ($7K of serious bike pOrn) I mentioned my new acquisition. Down comes his attic stairs and then outcomes an 88 Master in the marble purple and white trim. He's had it since new, and even lost a race to lance on it back in 99, on ESPN even. It is all original, every single 600 component. It needs new tires and and cables, but other than a tuneup/re-grease, and a clean up, it's pristine.

After we talked awhile, he told me to load it up if I would ride it, he would never do anything with it and it was wasting away. We talked a while longer, and you could feel the nostalgia the bike held for him. I just couldn't do it. Even after his wife came out and told me to take it away, I just couldn't. Heck, the guy still has his Lake shoes with clips for his first gen Look peddles that he rode with on it.

After some more talk, I told him to take some time and think about it. It was obvious the bike held great memories from him. I hope he gives her a good once over and gets her back on the road, but even he doubts he will.

Time will tell, but I have a feeling it will eventually come down to I'll bring it home, with the understanding that if he ever wants it back, it's his for the asking
Well, time has a way of working things out out sometimes. Almost 3 years after the initial conversation my buddy calls me up and tells me to come pic this thing up out of his garage, as he has decided he will never do anything with it and it's just sitting around, like it has been for over 15 years.

Please forgive the time stamp thingy, not sure how I went back in time today.

As she got to the house, a bit dirty






After some as good as it gets right after physical therapy quick cleaning




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Old 04-07-11, 03:19 PM
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ESPN race would have more likely been 1989, not '99! I cant imagine LA was doing any televised racing against some wanker amature on this bike by 1999.
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Old 04-07-11, 03:24 PM
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Originally Posted by GrayJay
ESPN race would have more likely been 1989, not '99! I cant imagine LA was doing any televised racing against some wanker amature on this bike by 1999.
Ya, I just reread that part from back in 08. It was indeed, 1989, lol. It was actually a 250 mile relay race where each team member took turns doing 25 mile legs. Lance road solo for the win.
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Ooooh. Sweet.
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I have a bike identical to that in every way, except one size smaller and I put a different seat on it. I also recently put new tires on it. The bike rides super nice.
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Purple bikes rock.
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They do.

Aaargh. The Navy gets all the good schtuff...
Well, you owe your Aggie self a celebratory bike, anyway.
Outstanding game.

I really need to do one like that in white. Is that three, now, of the Ironman persuasion?
Red, Red/White, and now the ' Haze?
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Purple bike thread!
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OMG I love those purple MB-3s so much! Got to take my dad's ol MB-3 out on trail 100 in PHX this past Thanksgiving. Best MTB ride in a long time!

Looks like those original Ritchey tires need to be put away, though - especially the rear.

Looks kinda weird with the shorty stem and how about some grips!
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Yeah, it's for my dad actually. I asked him what tires he wanted and he said he had some already, just leave the stocks on for now. Stem has been changed and he also has some grips from his old bike.
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I believe I have posted this in one or two spots before, but here it is again, with its new, official title:

The Panasonic DX-5000, Bicycle of the Gods:

03192011ride16 by snarkypup, on Flickr

More purple in person, even, then you can see here.
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Originally Posted by snarkypup
i believe i have posted this in one or two spots before, but here it is again, with its new, official title:

The panasonic dx-5000, bicycle of the gods:

03192011ride16 by snarkypup, on flickr

more purple in person, even, then you can see here.
amazing pic!
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My idea of Purple Haze:

A fine beer brewed just down the road from me in Abita Springs, Louisiana.
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes
They do.

Aaargh. The Navy gets all the good schtuff...
Well, you owe your Aggie self a celebratory bike, anyway.
Outstanding game.

I really need to do one like that in white. Is that three, now, of the Ironman persuasion?
Red, Red/White, and now the ' Haze?
Yep, Red and White, Red, and now the Haze. The Red and White is actually going to be going to a new home of a good friend's son who will use it in, wait for it, Triathalons. I really hate to part with it due to how pristine it is, but he doesn't get the Tri Color, that went to Ol' Red!

On the good news on the home front, the spousal unit didn't even bat an eye or complain about another bike in the game room since she knows where it came from and how I came to have it. Sooooo, I still have an unused eye roll and snakrky comment to play when the time comes for the next too good to pass up opportunity comes along!

I did mention it was free?
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Old 04-07-11, 11:22 PM
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Originally Posted by snarkypup
I believe I have posted this in one or two spots before, but here it is again, with its new, official title:

The Panasonic DX-5000, Bicycle of the Gods:

03192011ride16 by snarkypup, on Flickr

More purple in person, even, then you can see here.
Sweet! I've only had one Panasonnic, and it was a Sport 1000. I would not refuse a nice higher end Panasonic. Heck, the Centurions and Panasonics are practically DNA matches.
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I agree! The Centurian has a very similar look about it to The Panasonic. You don't have the heavenly rays of light, mind you, but it looks great anyway .
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I was hoping you'd get your bike in here snarkypup and I haven't seen that pic of it - awesome!!!
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Originally Posted by snarkypup
I agree! The Centurian has a very similar look about it to The Panasonic. You don't have the heavenly rays of light, mind you, but it looks great anyway .
Truth be known, if there are any rays of light being emitted from the heavens in my general direction it's probably a lightening bolt being aimed in my general direction.
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Originally Posted by snarkypup
I believe I have posted this in one or two spots before, but here it is again, with its new, official title:

The Panasonic DX-5000, Bicycle of the Gods:

03192011ride16 by snarkypup, on Flickr

More purple in person, even, then you can see here.
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Ah, you guys are so nice . I am rather fond of my purple beauty. I have a week off coming up, and The Panasonic says that just because The Raleigh has a new seat, doesn't mean it should have all the fun. I suspect there will be a rideblog filled with purple goodness soon, but I don't expect to top that photo.
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My purple fade has to get in line behind three other builds, possibly four, before it comes up in the cue. I have to decide if I'm going to modernize it or leave it stone stock, except for new seat, cables, and tires.

I predict some modernization is at hand when it's time comes.
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Originally Posted by snarkypup
I believe I have posted this in one or two spots before, but here it is again, with its new, official title:

The Panasonic DX-5000, Bicycle of the Gods:

03192011ride16 by snarkypup, on Flickr

More purple in person, even, then you can see here.
Very nice photo. Tell me about technique.
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