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Old 08-09-21, 06:04 PM
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Which one would you keep?

I'm trying to thin my collection a bit and I'm torn between which of these 2 bikes to keep. I have
a 1987 Ironman Master and a 1986 Panasonic DX 5000. They are both the same size and equipped
with Shimano 600 components. The frames are very close to the same and both are in excellent+
condition. I do like the purple better lol

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Old 08-09-21, 06:38 PM
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I'd keep the Panasonic.
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Old 08-09-21, 06:48 PM
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which one do smile on more when riding? keep that one....if a tie go purple
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I say go with the Ironman, though I am partial. I had the same bike (same color too) but it had been outfitted with Dura Ace by previous owner. So my vote is sell the Panasonic so you can get a Dura Ace group for the Ironman!
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Or sell the Ironman and get DA for the Panasonic.
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Old 08-09-21, 07:25 PM
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Keep both, find something else to sell.
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Keep the panasonic, but put white bar tape on it and swap the brake levers.
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Old 08-09-21, 08:40 PM
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Neither. I do like both fences, though.
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Old 08-09-21, 09:07 PM
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Ironman!


From an aesthetic point of view the lugwork, the fork ends, rear dropouts etc on the Panasonic are a little nicer but...

From a practical point of view, the Ironman is going to have a higher resale value and is more desirable because they are recognized classics.

What price glory?

Panasonics? Feh! They made their reputation selling TVs, boom boxes, and appliances!

Earth Wind & Fire vs. Miami Vice and the Ironman Races!



Just one more thing:



One more suggestion: which bike do you enjoy ridding the most? If neither, get rid of them both!


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Originally Posted by verktyg View Post

From an aesthetic point of view the lugwork, the fork ends, rear dropouts etc on the Panasonic are a little nicer but...

From a practical point of view, the Ironman is going to have a higher resale value and is more desirable because they are recognized classics.

What price glory?

Panasonics? Feh! They made their reputation selling TVs, boom boxes, and appliances!

Earth Wind & Fire vs. Miami Vice and the Ironman Races!



Just one more thing:



One more suggestion: which bike do you enjoy ridding the most? If neither, get rid of them both!


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I enjoy both equally.
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Old 08-09-21, 09:46 PM
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
Neither. I do like both fences, though.
Duh.. They are both barns lol
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Panasonic - No Cachet

Originally Posted by robertj298 View Post
I enjoy both equally.

Panasonic lacks the cachet of the IRONMAN!!!

WOW! I could have had a V8!


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Old 08-09-21, 10:58 PM
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I’d keep the green one, better looking.
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Panasonic.

Purple.
Chrome ds stay.
Nicer finished dropouts.
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Old 08-10-21, 02:33 AM
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That's tough but I'd go with the Panasonic myself. You don't see as many of them.
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Old 08-10-21, 06:13 AM
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Get more storage...

...but the Panasonic is awesome...
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Sell them both and get some modern CF rig.
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Put them both on CL at reasonable prices + $100. One might sell. The Panasonic will be a better looker when you send it to JB for custom paint but I really really enjoyed my '86 IMs which I believe is the same frame as the '87 Master which had good clearance for 28s if that is important to you.
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Old 08-10-21, 08:36 PM
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I have two Ironman's so I'd keep the Panasonic. Looks better, too.
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