Love the rear brake bridge, and the bike
72 special CNC ___________ 72 Frejus (ala Legnano) __73 Holdsworth Record
78 Raleigh Professional_____ 80 Ranson_____________ 80 unknown French (SS)
82 Peugeot PXN10_________83 Trek 620 (nee 600)____ 85 Gianni Motta
85 Trek 560______________88 Guerciotti GLX
90 Miele Gara_____________02 Casati Dardo (g/blue)__02 Casati Dardo (y/blk)
03 Casati Dardo___________08 BF IRO (fixed)________10 Vassago Fisticuff (IGH)
You got a Zunow for $275 shipped. SCORE!
A bit of maintenance, some elbow grease and you have an outstanding bike. It is going to start conversations when you ride it if anyone is at all knowledgeable about classic bikes.
But, like somebody else said, don't be in rush to spend on something unseen. Also, $100 for shipping. Wow!!
Luck to you,
2001 Raleigh R700
1996 Litespeed Classic
1995 Klein Quantum
1989 Cannondale Black Lightning
1988 Centurion Expert Ironman
1989 Centurion Master Ironman
1986 Schwinn Prelude(Beater)
1986 Raleigh Grand Prix(Beater2)
1985 Raleigh Prestige
1985 Raleigh Competition
1985 Raleigh Grand Prix #1
1985 Raleigh Grand Prix #2 (project #1)
1985 Raleigh Super Course (project #4)
1979 Raleigh Competition GS-1
2007 Suzuki GSX R1K (commuter) http://www.cehoward.net/pretty.jpg
You got a crappy deal compared to the the college student I met parking his Alex Singer in the bike corral at the local state U. He said his sponsor gave it to him!
Seriously, you should thank your friend for getting you into cycling with such a high-caliber, unique road bike. Ride it with pride!
A bike I bought came with a wheelset that had Specialized hubs. Apparently they were quite the thing in the late 80s. Top quality but made by Sansin in Japan so still affordable. Quality of finish on the ones I have is excellent. Whoever put that bike together was not spending top dollar but was making good choices. And look up the name Zunow---though some hate the paint jobs, it's a very highly regarded and fairly rare bike. You definitely did just great.
I never think I have hit hard, unless it rebounds.
- Dr Samuel Johnson
I love late Eighties Japanese bikes, as do a lot of people. Zunows were some of the best examples of that era. Clean it up and ride it like you stole it, because you did.
I've been looking for one of these for a couple years now. very good score
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If the frame fits you, you have a superb road bike, and you got it for a great price. Disassemble it and clean and lube all the parts. Put on new tires and you are good to go!
You done good! Either pay someone to completely overhaul, or take care of it yourself. It should ride like a dream.
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It is my size. 56 cm.
That frames a beauty! If you end up not wanting it, I'd gladly take it off your hands
With the current exchange rate.. I paid about $1,000 USD for my Zunow Tube cross bike. I bought mine in Osaka in the late 90s.
How did I miss this? That is one sexxy late '80s bike! I can't wait to see it fluffed and buffed with some new tires and white bartape cruising down the road?
Your in the AirForce? Navy? Either way.....THANK YOU!!! for your service and dedication!!
Bianchis '87 Sport SX, '90 Proto (2), '91 Boarala 'cross, '93 Project 3, '88 Trofeo, '86 Volpe, '89 Axis, '79 Mixte SOLD, '99 Mega Pro XL Ti, '97 Ti Megatube, , '90 something Vento 603,
Others but still loved,; '80 RIGI, '80 Batavus Professional, '87 Cornelo, '86 Bertoni (sold), '09 Motobecane SS, '98 Hetchins M.O., '09 K2 Mainframe, '89 Trek 2000, '?? Jane Doe (still on the drawing board), '90ish Haro Escape
Yah, that will be a beauty when cleaned up. Post it over in the main C&V forum when you've fixed it up - there will be drooling.
Wow! looks like a nice ride! Shimano 105 (1050 looks like) was a decent group from the 80's. I would say the paint scheme dates this bike to the 80's as well
I'm not pokey, but I'm certainly not speedy... sorta half-fast, I guess...
Most folks who buy a bike site unseen, not knowing the make or model wind up with a Schwinn World, gas pipe bike with steel wheels. You won the bike lottery. Please take care of that classic.
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And to pile on, you did just fine. And this is one of the most addicting hobbies I have ever had.
Why am I not riding?