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#1 2009-10-20 4:57pm

Gee Walls
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1978 Pantha MX1002

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1978 Pantha MX1002

very rare pre production pantha mx-1002

while my dad was visiting i showed him some of my bmx's i had been working on , just before he left i asked him to look out for any old bmx's in his township called Palmerston north aka the birth town of pantha bmx . A month or two later he comes back up with a car full of bmx's , a Schwinn freestyler , two average huffys {going to the little cuzzies } and this pantha . Since then Ive talked to the original builder of the bikes and he told me these were the very first of the mx1002's made by pantha when they were "pedal pushers" cycle store in Palmerston north and sold as a kit set before they started to mass produce and market them . One easy way to tell is the hole in the front gusset rare to these bikes as only the first ones were made like this , also from the forks as they are also the first series forks pantha made . Since then i have stripped down , primed , chip proofed and top coated the frame and forks , cleaned up the tt bearing cups and re greased , brought a new white comp 3 tire for the rear to match the old one on the front , fitted new but used dia comp brake lever and imitation mx brake caliper to match the alloy cycle pro seat clamp {original re polished} and the head-stem top plate{also re polished} , cleaned the rust off the seat tube and treated it with anti rust {fish oil} , fitted the white n black button grips {old used but still look good} , still working on the handle bars that are the original box bars custom made by pantha as well as the alloy honey comb mag wheels being pantha world first with case bearings instead of balls and cups , i have a embossed black pantha shot gun 2 seat on its way also {Now has Pantha embossed shotgun 2 seat } Will update pics on the next sunny day


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#2 2009-12-05 1:01am

djseven
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Re: 1978 Pantha MX1002

So would you say thats your holy grail right there?
thats obviously extremely rare.


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#3 2009-12-06 4:25pm

Gee Walls
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Re: 1978 Pantha MX1002

being the official first made nz racing loop tail bmx i guess it is tongue i know a bunch of people who would love this bike to and ive been asked to let them have first dibs if i part with it .Bummer i dont wana part with it tho lol


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#4 2009-12-06 6:38pm

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Re: 1978 Pantha MX1002

im sure its a piece of NZ pop culture as well, here in the states ive never heard of em.
   just like the story.


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#5 2009-12-25 12:11am

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Re: 1978 Pantha MX1002

are the wheels alloy


1 847 249 5670 shop ask for von never on thursday
playatyourownrisk360@yahoo.com  bmxpert on duty.....
thats 1400 , leading to the safe return of the collection .....
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no law involved , just me my dad and 1400 in cash and you pointing a finger saying its in there [/b]

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#6 2009-12-25 12:13am

Gee Walls
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Re: 1978 Pantha MX1002

Yep alloy powder casted . Lighter than my lesters and motomags but still pretty heavy . 1st sealed bearing mag wheels on the market and they roll real nice to


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#7 2009-12-25 2:28am

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Re: 1978 Pantha MX1002

oh my god i remember those old lesters. were origional motomags honeycomb? those things outweighed one of my bikes.


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#8 2010-03-07 2:38am

Funky-Monk
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Re: 1978 Pantha MX1002

Very nice find, love the mags!


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#9 2010-06-15 8:38pm

TJ Clark
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Re: 1978 Pantha MX1002

Great bike that! wink


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#10 2011-02-21 2:19pm

Gee Walls
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Re: 1978 Pantha MX1002

New rims , 1st gen Pantha honeycombs , Nos seat post and shotgun 2 embossed Pantha seat fitted wink . Found out these frames were released at the royal NZ easter show bitd in the matt black/gold theme


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#11 2012-04-10 1:59am

Kuwcru
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Re: 1978 Pantha MX1002

first sealed and first alloy freewheel from what I know... big_smile


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#12 2012-12-04 11:32pm

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Re: 1978 Pantha MX1002

Nice patina. Don't restore it to a "mint" condition. Rare wheels! I love it.

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#13 2013-03-17 10:19am

butlerglc
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Re: 1978 Pantha MX1002

VERY COOL BIKE! Your dad is awesome!


No more media blasting at this time.
I am always glad to give advice any time!!!

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