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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:13 pm 
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It is very nice. It is like this =>

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My PR-6000 is different in that it has a Cinelli stem, Stronglight needle bearing headset and blue bar tape. That's it. Frame and fork are out Tange Prestige and are silver brazed with lugs. Silver to avoid excessive heat that could damage the steel properties. Groupset is full Dura Ace 7400.

The seller bought it two years ago from a friend who was friend of Peter Post. For in case you don't know: Peter Post was team manager of the Panasonic racing team. He is the person most right in this pic. Do you recognise some of the riders? :)

My PR-6000 is in a quite good shape. There are some paint damages, most of them only on the surface. I will cleaner them away and wax the entire frame. The inside of the frame will be treatened with the best rust preventive oils and greases. The mechanical part of the bike is in great shape as well. Bearings go smooth. Also no adjusting required. Only needed air in the tires before my maiden ride. Maiden ride was good! Actually the bike is pretty up to date still with integrated shifting and pretty wide gear ratio (8s). 1st roadbike with integrated shifting for me. Of course the DA7400 has a very good reputation overall. Frame is awesome. Trully classy ride.

Hope to have pics up soon.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 8:02 am 
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Nice ride...looks comfortable too with that nice curve in the forks, unlike a lot of modern bikes that ride like road drills.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 4:10 pm 
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Looks very nice that does. I still have a replica top from that team. Goodness knows how old it is now. I can still get it on sort of although it looks more like a skin suit than a standard lycra top!


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 9:27 pm 
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Hi fellows,

Some quickpics:

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I decided to take it entirely in pieces in built it up again. Painted waxed, rust prevention inside, new balls and grease everywhere, new bar tape and cables. The 130mm Cinelli stem is a bit too long for me. Forummember yo-eddy donated me some roadstems recently and among them shorter Cinellis and DAs. Will see what looks/fits best. I expect I will have many pleasant miles with this Pana 8)

To be continued


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 9:47 pm 
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Wow, gorgeous bicycle! I'd say you made an excellent purchase on that one. :D


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 9:53 pm 
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That's as classy as your other rides Melvin, you do have very good taste. I have to admit to a little jealousy! Great, great buy.

I take it you have the Panasonic jersey to match?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 1:00 pm 
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I have cleaned and waxed the frame, rust preventive oils went into the frame and I did some touch up where needed. All parts are cleaned, so everything is ready to be put back together into a bicycle :)

Some pics of the frame:

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Low profile seatcluster for lowest drag and offering plenty of room for the mightiest pro legs =>
Chainstay bridge is integral part of the bottom bracket housing =>

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Panasonic, Prestige =>

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Panasonic Individual Custom System =>

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The bike is about 95% Japanese, but they say they are international. Their markets. Yes, those were international.

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Te be continued (soon I hope :) )


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 1:03 pm 
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Yes , very nice bike melvin . :D


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 3:59 pm 
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Yep, I agree, lovely frame.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:55 pm 
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That is just stunning


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