The 1989 Panasonic DX-5000 was the 2nd from the top in the DX lineup for 1989.  The bicycle featured below belongs to Robert M.  Interestingly, I tried to buy this bike off of Craigslist a year or two ago when it was for sale.  Rob beat me to it and enjoys it to this day.  If I recall, he got a truly amazing buy on this bike… around $150.

1989 Panasonic DX-5000 Factory Specifications

  • List Price: N/A
  • Frame: Tange Champion No. 1 Cr-Mo double butted tube, lostwax seat lug, forged ends and sealed B.B. set
  • Fork: Tange Cr-Mo unicrown, forged ends and sealed head set
  • Handlebar: SR CMB-200, Anatomic alloy
  • Stem: SR CT, Alloy
  • Saddle: Avocet Gelflex Racing with Sugino SP-KCL 230mm long micro adjusting seat post
  • Crankset: SunTour GPX 52/42T
  • Freewheel: SunTour a-7S 7-speed 13-23T, Silver
  • Chain: SunTour GPX Silver, 1/2″x3/32″x108 links, narrow type
  • Hubs: SunTour GPX, Sealed mechanism 32H
  • Rear Derailleur: SunTour GPX ACCUSHIFT
  • Front Derailleur: SunTour GPX
  • Shifting Lever: SunTour GPX 7-speed ACCUSHIFT, Brazed on down tube mounted
  • Brakes: SunTour GPX, Alloy side-pull with GPX B.R.S. aero levers
  • Rims: Araya SS-45, 700C, 32H, Alloy, Dark grey anodized
  • Tires: Panaracer Technova 700x25C Ultra-Light 115PSI
  • Spokes: Stainless 14G
  • Pedals: SunTour GPX with reflectors
  • Color: Purple Haze
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