The DX-5000 was near the top DX series bike built for 1987 after the DX-6000. When new, it sold for nearly $600 at the time. These can be somewhat difficult to find these days, but if you should happen to come across one in very good original condition I would think twice before passing it up if the price seems fair.

1987 Panasonic DX-5000 General Specifications

  • List Price: $590 USD approx.
  • Frame: Tange 1 Cr-Mo double butted tube, lostwax seat lug, forged ends and sealed bottom bracket set.
  • Fork: Tange Cr-Mo blades, C-2 crown, forged ends and Shimano 600 head set.
  • Handlebar: CT Sakae
  • Stem: Custom
  • Saddle: White Selle Italia Mundilita
  • Crankset: Shimano 600 Biopace 53/42T
  • Freewheel: Shimano 600 6-speed, cassette type.
  • Chain: Shimano 600UG silver, 1/2″x3/32″x108 links, narrow type.
  • Hubs: Shimano 600 32H
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano 600 S.I.S.
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano 600
  • Shifting Lever: Shimano 600 6-speed S.I.S. & Light Action, brazed on down tube mounted.
  • Brakes: Shimano 600, alloy side pull with aero levers.
  • Rims: Araya, 700c, 32h, alloy, Super Hard Anodized
  • Tires: Panaracer 700x25c Super Extra 115PSI
  • Spokes: Stainless 14G
  • Pedals: Shimano 600 with reflectors
  • Color: Silver to white fade