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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:03 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I found this heavy pink tank a while back. Recently I cleaned it up and changed the brake cables. Handlebar has some marks but the rest is looking ok. I have put a temporary saddle on it (came without one). Tires need to be changed as they look very old and dry. Today I gave it to my 70 year old dad and together we made a small trip. He was happy with it.

I believe most parts are probably original. It has got Mountain LX derailleurs, shimano 7 sis speed shifters. Rims are Araya on shimano m451 hubs, brakes are shimano cantilever (u-brake in back), saddle post is Laprade and the crankset is a Shimano biopace version.

I think it's a '89 production but not 100% sure.

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Things left to do:

change shifting cables
change tires
change saddle
(might change or repaint handlebar too)


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:28 pm 
Feature Bike
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Liking that. Panasonics are quality. I'd treat it to a Nitto stem bar and post, a Turbo and then ride it pinkly.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:54 am 
Dirt Disciple

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doctor-bond wrote:
Liking that. Panasonics are quality. I'd treat it to a Nitto stem bar and post, a Turbo and then ride it pinkly.

8)


Thanks! I am looking for a saddle and a Turbo might indeed be the one.
Tires are next because actual ones are tricky and dried out.
Stem, bar and post will eventually come later but I like your advise.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:31 pm 
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I have had the same. I used it one year before it went to the mountainbike museum in Arnhem. It is still like new.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:38 pm 
Retro Guru

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A nos in the box one was on Storage Wars last night.A guy "found" it in a locker alongside a high end Schwinn with full Campag.Anyone see it?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:20 pm 
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Nice looking machine, mine's a 4500 as well but not sure what year it is?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:43 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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tim75 wrote:
Nice looking machine, mine's a 4500 as well but not sure what year it is?


That's a 88 model

And I love those tires, would match my bike for sure :)


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