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    You are correct.

    Quote Originally Posted by IthaDan View Post
    Specialized hubs and Trek rims? Are these pictures from the same wheel?



    Yes they are both from the same wheel. Both wheels have specialized hubs and "matrix" rims. I guess its also time to buy some bike tools and a bike stand. Yeah for new Hobbies!

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    Love the rear brake bridge, and the bike
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scooper View Post
    It's a Zunow. For $175 you stole it! Seriously.
    Seriously

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnsoee View Post
    After reading that I promptly moved it to carpet and turned it over. I think the first thing I need to do is take all the components off and give it a thorough cleaning. There are 2 rust spots that I need to address quickly. Looks like I get to learn how to build bicycles now. Atleast thats one good thing coming out of my mistake of buying it sight unseen.
    I am a newbie, but taking it from the more knowledgeable around here, you got quite a bike. IMO, after you clean it up, get a matching set of wheels/tires, bartape, and check to see if need some components in the drive train. I would be trying to get as close to the one in the picture that was posted.

    But, like somebody else said, don't be in rush to spend on something unseen. Also, $100 for shipping. Wow!!

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    Johnsoee,
    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!

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    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.
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    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.

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    I've been looking for one of these for a couple years now. very good score
    Last edited by kuso; 04-13-12 at 08:41 PM. Reason: grammar

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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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IthaDan View Post
    Specialized hubs and Trek rims? Are these pictures from the same wheel?



    Trek bought Matrix? These rims were top of the line back in the day since they were light and very durable. My De Rosa came with a set of these rims laced to C-Record hubs and I love them.

    To the OP, I would have happily paid twice what you paid for a Zunow in my size.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikemanbob View Post
    There are people more knowledgeable than me, but I think you did well. I'm looking forward to what others have to say. When it is all said and done, I think you will be very happy with your purchase!
    I'm glad to see that you are happy with your purchase!

    Although I didn't know its value, I knew that you got it at a great price! I'm looking forward to the after pictures!

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    That frames a beauty! If you end up not wanting it, I'd gladly take it off your hands

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicago Al View Post
    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.
    80's Specialized hubs were the shiznit, mainly because they were high quality cartridge bearing hubs that were bombproof. The cartridge bearings could be punched out of the hub shell and replaced easily. They were freewheel only hubs, and would work just fine today. I think I still have the Bearing removal tools, too!

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    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.

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    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!!
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    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.
    You got it buddy: the large print giveth, and the small print taketh away

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    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

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    Lucky dog.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
    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!!
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    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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    What part of Texas?

    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by habes78023 View Post
    What part of Texas?

    And to pile on, you did just fine. And this is one of the most addicting hobbies I have ever had.
    Wichita Falls. Sheppard AFB. I am starting to realize how it can become addicting. All I want to do is work on my bike. haha.

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