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 Post subject: 1984 Panasonic DX-4000
PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:50 am 
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Feel fortune to have found a nice example of an '84 DX-4000. I've been hunting for one for more than three years and have seen only two for sale during that time and neither were in good condition. This one is still all original down the the bar tape and saddle.

Will post more photos once it arrives and I've had the chance to properly overhaul it. :D

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Frame / Size / Year:
Tange Cr-Mo Double butted tubes (Champion No. 2) with pinstripe, forged ends / 60cm / 1984
Handlebars / Stem:
SR CTD, Maes / SR CT
Fork / Headset:
Tange Cr-Mo, C-2 crown, forged ends
Front Wheel / Hub / Rim / Tire:
Araya 20A 700c alloy rim / Shimano 600 EX with Q.R.
Rear Wheel / Hub / Rim / Tire:
Araya 20A 700c alloy rim / Shimano 600 EX with Q.R.
Crankset / Bottom Bracket:
Shimano 600 EX 42/52T / Shimano 600 EX
Saddle / Seat Post:
Kashimax Aero suede / SR CT-P5 micro adjusting seat post
Pedals / Chain:
Shimano 600 EX / Shimano 600 UG silver 1/2"x3/32"x108 links
Shifters / Derailleurs:
Shimano 600 EX brazed on down-tube mounted / Shimano 600 EX
Brakes / Brake Levers:
Shimano 600 EX alloy side-pull with tire guide and gum hooded drilled levers
Gearing / Chainring / Misc.:
Shimano 600 EX 6 speed 13-26T


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:44 pm 
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Nice looking bike indeed and with the great Shimano 600ex groupset... did it really come as standard with that plastic kashimax aero saddle?!!! I used to have one on my kuwahara laserlite and walked like John Wayne for hours after a ride :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:40 pm 
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shawnb wrote:
Nice looking bike indeed and with the great Shimano 600ex groupset... did it really come as standard with that plastic kashimax aero saddle?!!! I used to have one on my kuwahara laserlite and walked like John Wayne for hours after a ride :lol:


Yes, the saddle is standard although it is actually suede and thinly padded.
I too had a Kashimax Aero saddle on my Redline BMX bike back in the 80's, but unlike you I simply loved mine. Then again, I was young an perhaps a bit "narrower" back then. haha

I'm somewhat excited to ride this DX-4000 with the Kashimax Aero on it when it arrives. I don't believe my butt has been in contact with a Kashimax aero since 1993 when I retired the BMX bike. 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:06 pm 
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zeringer wrote:
This one is still all original down the the bar tape and saddle.


And reflector :D (that was required according to US legislation)


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:17 pm 
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Elev12k wrote:
zeringer wrote:
This one is still all original down the the bar tape and saddle.


And reflector :D (that was required according to US legislation)


Don't be jealous of my reflectors. 8)

They will of course be coming off as soon as possible. haha


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