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    Looking for a Zebrakenko

    I am looking for a zebrakenko bicycle or even just the frame. Specifically the Golden Sports one with the lion head badge from the late 70's. I know there aren't many around any more. If anyone has one they would like to sell, please leave me a private message. Thanks.

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    I had one over the summer, but sold it off after a rattle-can spray job and a conversion to single speed. What size are you looking for?

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    What city are you in? I almost bought one locally a while back, I think it was listed at $60. Why do you want this particular brand? If you can find one it shouldn't be too much.
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    Thanks for the reply! A 21" would be ideal. If you happen to find one, I would greatly appreciate a heads up.

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    I am in NY. It really is for sentimental reasons. I used to own one - purchased new in 79' or so.

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    I have one in 60cm, head badge is gone though.

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    Funny to read this, as you do not encounter really much on Zebrakenko normally. Not long ago acquired a Zebrakenko myself. Model 'Olympic Ace' to be precisely, finished in lovely candy apple green. It is partially chromed, for example the top of the aero fork crown. Equipment is 1st gen Dura Ace with Crane rear mech and MKS pedals with leather covered half clips, what makes me believe it was the top of the range model. Condition is exceptionally good, like new. Shiny paint, spotless components. It has that funny Lion headbadge. Actually there is more funny on the bike: The name 'Zebrakenko'. 'Zebra' sounds warm, 'kenko' with the 2 k's very hard. 'Olimpic Ace' is also such name only far eastern manufacurers come up with.

    Hope to have pics up soon.

    Trueblood, I wish you much luck with your search for your 'Golden Sports'

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    ok, so I am checking craig's list every day, and am still on the lookout. If anyone hears of a 21" zebra for sale please let me know. I am looking for the older golden sport model or storm with the lion on the head badge "face on" like the one shown on message #2. Thanks.

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    Thanks! Am on the east coast though, hoping to avoid shipping.

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    Finally have pics of the Olympic Ace I wrote about. Inside it looked like candy apple green, outside it is more like Kermit the frog green. The bike is immiculate. It needs a cleaning, possibly a tune up and some more attention here and there, but it is very nice. Almost like never used, but some signs give away it probably has been 'kinda' used at some point. Maybe a demo bike? Testing the waters for Zebrakenko in Holland?

    Frame is made with Tange Champion tubing and groupset is early Dura Ace incl Crane mech.


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    You could call Amity Bicycle Shop (Great "guy" ). They were a dealer many years ago, and Zebra was a club sponsor, so they may have contacts looking to sell:

    D'aniello's Amity Bicycles
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    I have a Zebrakenko Lightning, purchased in Chicago in the early eighties...82 if I remember correctly.But the logo on it is a stylized Z and the word Zebrakenko . It is 22" frame and a dark metalic brown.

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    lion

    Did you ever find a bike? Hey. I have a 20" with the lion head. Dark blue. I am in Queens. I bought this one recently on CL, but the frame size proved a little small for me.

    Shannon
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    Wow, just when I thought I remember all the bike names I encountered in the past then "Zebrakenko" get mentioned here. totally forgot about this brand amongst the other names like Takara, Nishiki, Sekai...etc.
    I thought "Zebras" werevery much like Takaras, but the pics on this thread seems to indicate more like Nishiki quality...am I correct??

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    Zebrakenko

    Trueblood ;

    I have a Zebrakenko frame that you may be interested in ..... I believe it measures 27" . I have it in storage and I was going to restore it , but if you could use it , let me know . Headbadge is intact and excellent. All original , paint, etc. If you would like pictures , I would be glad to email.

    Regards, Fuzzrover

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    Some idiot has turned one into a ghetto single speed, but it looks like the frame might be there. Let me know if you want help with it.

    http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/bik/1462191030.html



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    Well, after frequent craigslist searching I now own two. Thanks everyone!

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    Hi All,

    I too am a Zebra fan, and I am looking for Zebrakenko frames or complete bikes measuring 22" and where the "ZEBRAKENKO" decal is intact on the downtube. Give me a shout if you know of what that could be for sale.

    Zebrafan

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    Zebrakenko

    I have a beautiful Zebrakenko that I am going to sell. I am in southern CT.
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    I have a blue Golden Sport I am loking to sell. You can email at apn44070@yahoo.com if you are interested.

    Best regards,
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    By the way Trueblood, it does have the headbadge. Needs cleaned up, and a new set of tires. It has been sitting in the garage for ten years.

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    I know a homeless fellow that's truly at home on his Z'kenko. The right one has all the blood, and the Noble nut of the Iron Horse...

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    Zebrakenko

    Quote Originally Posted by shannongreen View Post
    Did you ever find a bike? Hey. I have a 20" with the lion head. Dark blue. I am in Queens. I bought this one recently on CL, but the frame size proved a little small for me.

    Shannon
    Hi Shannon,
    I recently purchased a maroon but was looking for a blue and was wondering if yours is still up for grabs?

    If anyone has a good condition Zebrakenko (thunder, lightning, or wind), lives around NY, and is willing to part with it for under $120, please hit me up @ kesel5588@yahoo.com with pics.

    Thanks a bunch.

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    Ken,
    I know the Zebra market is tiny, but do you really think after 2 years and 11 months, Shannon still is looking for a buyer? I just sold a GS Thunder mixte 2 weeks ago to a fellow from Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
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