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Panasonic DX-4000

This frameset was hanging in a nearby collegetown bikeshop on the verge of going out of business.The owner had Tons of old stock from the 80's that he couldn't move and I felt compelled to help him out.

Frame:
Super Champion #2

Fork/Headset:
Tange

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Sugino Mighty / Sugino

Pedals:
Look

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
6 speed / 13x24 / 42x53

Derailleurs/Shifters:
600 / NR / 600

Handlebars/Stem:
Icon / Modolo

Saddle/Seatpost:
Richey Logic / SR

Brakes:
Modolo blue anodized

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Campagnolo NR / Galli / Michelin

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Campagnolo NR / Galli / Michelin

Added by Velogarden. Last updated over 7 years ago.

9 Comments

grangeyard

grangeyard says:

<3

Posted over 4 years ago

dgarson

dgarson says:

Mr Velogarden - I happened on this site while researching the restoration of my panasonic dx 4000 that is nearly exact as the one you redid. I also will need to remove paint over the chrome as the area is pretty scratched. How did you know when/where the chrome stopped? Also, how did you remove the paint over the chrome?

Posted over 4 years ago

Velogarden

Velogarden says:

dgarson,
I had chipped paint 6 inches on the chainstay and at 7 inches on the seatstay.Close examination of these areas indicated a flawless chrome plating beneath. I then taped a protective terminus so that I could use Strip Ease paint remover on the paint I wanted to remove.The taped line saw careful application of the slimy remover so as not to effect the remaining paint. I used paper masking tape because vinyl or plastic tapes will be effected by the remover liquid's chemical action. Scrape off the paint and reapply if needed. Neutralize with soap and water when finished. Polish out imperfections with Simichrome , particularly around the taped line where the paint continues.I then painted a blue line at that junction between paint and newly exposed chrome.

Posted over 4 years ago

Rdnt

Rdnt says:

here here i second that. a couple of shops here in chicago have closed too... that's why I'm glad to be lazy and a procrastinator, cause it keeps my favorite LBS in business... at least i beleive that... anyway this is an awesome find. panisonic frames alone are expensive to find good ones ...glad you got one of them.

Posted over 7 years ago

Rdnt

Rdnt says:

now be kinnd and pay it forward by giving me that stem...please?

Posted over 7 years ago

sloman

sloman says:

Sad to hearof another LBS failing but at least you got this before some hipster fixie pixie. well done ride sir,enjoy.

Posted over 7 years ago

PBVM

PBVM says:

Has to be one of the best looking 1987 DX-4000 builds I've ever seen. Beautiful.

Posted almost 8 years ago

Velogarden

Velogarden says:

Thank You! Risking severe disappointment exposing the rear stay chrome paid off quite well I think.

Posted almost 8 years ago

_eric_

_eric_ says:

Love this!

Posted over 8 years ago