Love the rear brake bridge, and the bike
1972 special CNC (under construction)_1972 Frejus (ala Legnano) ______1978 Raleigh Professional (for sale)
1980 Ranson_____________________ 1980 unknown French (my SS)__ 1982 Peugeot PXN10
1983 Trek 600____________________ 1985 Gianni Motta (for sale)____ 1988 Guerciotti GLX (for sale)
1990 Miele Gara___________________ 2002 Casati Dardo (green/blue)_ 2002 Casati Dardo (yellow/black)
2003 Casati Dardo_________________ 2008 BF IRO (my fixed)________ 2010 Vassago Fisticuff (my 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(project #2)
1996 Litespeed Classic
1995 Klein Quantum(project #3)
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)
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.
"It's not a collector/fetish object." -Amesja
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.
I grow old, I grow old. I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled.
'53/'54 Bianchi CDM, late '50s Vic Edwards, '62 Frejus, '62/63 Cinelli SC, '62ish Altenburger Cinelli Mod B, '65 Mercian KOM, '70 Mercier, '72 Paramount P13-9, '72 Raleigh Competition, '74 Masi GC, '75 Motobecane Grand Jubile, 80ish Medici Gran Turismo, '82 Peugeot PSV-10, '85 Eddy Merckx,
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
1986 Moots Mountaineer #397, 1994 Salsa La Raza w/ RS Paris Roubaix Ti SL, 1994 S-Works FSR w/ RS Judy SL, 1994 Bridgestone MB-1 w/ Allsop Softride Stem,
1983 Trek 620 'MK II', 1983 Trek 600 "The Mattíse", and a 16" Raleigh branded folder with all Japanese equipment sans the S/A AW 3 speed hub & shifter!
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, '99 Mega Pro XL Ti, '97 Ti Megatube, , '90 something Vento 603, 87 Mondiale for sale, '88 Grizzly sold
Others but still loved,; '80 RIGI, '80 Batavus Professional, '87 Cornelo, '86 Bertoni (sold), '09 Motobecane SS, '98 Hetchins M.O., '09 K2 Mainframe, '9? Univega Rover 304 Sold , '89 Trek 2000, '?? Jane Doe (still on the drawing board)
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?