One of Panasonic’s best Mountain Cat series bikes for 1988, the MC-7500 featured Tange Prestige MTB tubing and the Shimano Deore XT part group. It was a cosmetic cousin to the ’88 DX-5000 road bike sharing the same decal colors.
The photos above used with the permission of David Stone who was the previous owner of this bike which was recently sold on ebay. NEW photos of the bike have been provided by the new owner.
1988 Panasonic MC-7500 Specifications
List Price: N/A
Frame Sizes: 16″, 18″, 20″, 22″
Frame: Tange Prestige Cr-Mo Double Butted tubes, lostwax seat lug, forged ends and Tange JL-401S sealed B.B. set.
Fork: Tange Cr-Mo blades, forged ends and Shimano New Deore sealed head set.
Handlebar: Kusuki BMTL-F600 alloy
Stem: Cr-Mo tubes with roller
Saddle: Selle Italia Mundialita with 320mm long micro adjusting alloy seat post
Crankset: Shimano New Deore XT Biopace 48/38/28T
Freewheel: Shimano New Deore XT 6-speed 14-32T, cassette type
Chain: Shimano 600 UG silver, 1/2?x3/32?x114 links
Hubs: Shimano New Deore XT, sealed mechanism with Q.R.
Rear Derailleur: Shimano New Deore XT S.I.S.
Front Derailleur: Shimano New Deore XT
Shifting Lever: Shimano New Deore XT S.I.S.
Brakes: Front, Shimano New Deore XT cantilever brake / Rear, Shimano New Deore XT U-brake / Lever, Shimano New Deore XT
Rims: Araya RM-20 26×1.75? alloy, black anodized
Tires: Panaracer IBEX-II 26″x2.0″ open side, 40-80 psi (not shown)
Spokes: Stainless 14G
Pedals: Shimano New Deore XT
Color: Onyx Black