1986 Panasonic DX-4000

For sale is a 1986 Panasonic DX-4000. This bike has been sitting in storage for most of its life. Very little miles put on it. Handmade in Japan with Tange 2 double butted seamless tubing and Tange TP dropouts. Japanese bikes are known for their superior quality. The frame and fork is chromed underneath the paint. The paint is a metallic glittery blue and silver. The components are in brand new, NOS, condition. The derailleurs are Suntour Sprint, on par with Shimano 600 Ultegra. the Suntour Sprint stuff has a nicer finish than the Shimano 600. I would say it would rival Dura Ace. A modern bicycle like this would sell for well over $1,000 and that is for the frameset only. Nothing on the bike has been changed out, with the exceptions of the saddle, tires and tubes.


Frame measurement:
Seat tube: center to center 59cm
Top tube: center to center 56cm
Stand over height: 33.5 inches

Component list:
Front Derailleur: Suntour Sprint
Rear Derailleur: Suntour Sprint
Shifters: SunTour LD-3700, Cyclone (retro friction/ratching style)
Crankset: Sugino GLP Special, chainrings 52/42
Bottom Braket: Suntour Sprint
Pedals: KKT Pro Vic II
Brake calipers and levers: Dia-Compe AGC250, Aero Compe
Wheelset: hubs: SR CCB sealed/ rims: UKAI 700 x25c/ tires: CST Czar 700 x 25c
Freewheel: Suntour Winner 6 speed
Headset: Tange Passage
Seatpost: Sugino SP-KC Fluted with Measurement Ruler
Saddle: Specialized Ruby 143 hollow titanum Ti rails. Stem: SR Custom
Handlebars: Sakae CT


  1. Looks strangely like my Fuji League from a year prior, 61 cm.


    Might still have the old brake levers somewhere. I wonder if Panasonic just simply rebranded them.

    The frame is extremely solid, I would recommend a compact double and more modern (reliable) brakes.


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