This particular Panasonic PR-6000 belongs to a collector friend in the Netherlands named Melvin.  We’ll refer to him as “91 MC Comp” from here on as that might be how you know him on the various forums.  He found this wonderful PR-6000 as a complete ex-Team bike.  He spent some time tearing it down and going through everything before reassembly.  It is not 100% factory original since it was a pro team bike, but it is still a very nice (and rare) example.  The specifications listed below the photos are for the featured bike.  Clicking the ‘read more’ link will display the 1993 factory specifications for the European market.

From Panasonic PR-6000

91 MC Comp’s Panasonic PR-6000 Specifications:

  • List Price: $6998 gilders (approx. 3176 EUR or $4,265 USD)
  • Frame Size:
  • Frame: Tange Prestige, silver brazed with lugs
  • Fork: Tange Prestige and Stronglight needle bearing headset.
  • Handlebar: Cinelli Giro d’Italia
  • Stem: Dura Ace 120mm (originally XA ‘Cinelli’ panto 130, team spec)
  • Saddle: Selle San Marco Rolls
  • Crankset: Dura Ace
  • Freewheel:
  • Chain:
  • Hubs: Dura Ace
  • Rear Derailleur: Dura Ace
  • Front Derailleur: Dura Ace
  • Shifting Lever: Dura Ace STI
  • Brakes: Dura Ace Dual Pivot
  • Rims: Mavic Open S.U.P. CD
  • Tires: Vredestein Volante yellow 23mm
  • Spokes:
  • Pedals: XC Pro Grease Guard
  • Color: Team Color

Owner’s Notes: The seat post is a Shimano aero one milled down to fit the frame. Very rough surface, probably to prevent it from slipping.
Groupset is full Dura Ace, with exception of Stronglight needle bearing headset. I do not know whether it is original or whether it replaced a Dura Ace one at some point.  Not on pic yet, but I have a white ‘Super Turbo’ seat to go on the bike.

1993 Panasonic PR-6000 Specifications:

  • List Price: $6998 gilders (approx. 3176 EUR or $4,265 USD as of 3/18/09)
  • Frame Size:
  • Frame: Tange Prestige tubes, investment cast head & seat lugs and B.B. Brazed on front derailleur bracket & 2 bottle studs, Handmade by P.W.T.
  • Fork: Tange Prestige, Lostwax Crown, Panasonic Forged ends.
  • Handlebar: Nitto No. 55 alloy, 430 mm
  • Stem: Dura Ace HP-7400 100mm (54-58cm) 120mm (60cm)
  • Saddle: Selle San Marco Rolls
  • Crankset: Dura Ace FC-7402-SG  53/39T 170mm (54cm-58cm) 172.5 (60cm)
  • Freewheel: Dura Ace CS-7401 12-23T 8-speed
  • Chain: Dura Ace CN-7401
  • Hubs: Dura Ace 32H HB-7400 / FH-7402
  • Rear Derailleur: Dura Ace RD-7402  8 speed
  • Front Derailleur: Dura Ace FD-7400-F
  • Shifting Lever: Dura Ace ST-7400-8 Dual Control Lever
  • Brakes: Dura Ace BR-7400 Super SLR
  • Rims: Mavic GP-4 Super Hard Anodized 32H
  • Tires: Clement BIS-Criterium Tubular
  • Spokes: Stainless 14/15G
  • Pedals: Dura Ace PD-7401 clipless
  • Weight: 9.0 kg / 19.84 lbs.
  • Color: Team Color