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Old 09-13-18, 02:29 AM
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Trashed Zunow.

I was at a lbs on the way to Phnom Penh and found this Zunow, wants $90 for as it is. Trashed Shimano 600 with a bad rear hub, tubular tires, not sure if I want it because the drive side chain stay is totally rusted.
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IMO If I were you, I would take this. It is worth to have a full restoration for the frame. Forget about parts, frame itself has more value than 90 bucks!

Some rust remover can help. In worst case, original paint can even be stripped down for a repaint with new decals.
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Old 09-13-18, 04:54 AM
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If you are up for a repaint project this one may be worthwhile depending on chainstay damage.
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That fork looks to be toast too.
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May just be camera angle, but is top tube bent at center?
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Originally Posted by mixteup View Post
May just be camera angle, but is top tube bent at center?
Good looking out. It does appear to have a very slight bend in it, like they rode a heavy person on it once to often.

If the TT is straight and your into a project, I'd offer him 50/60 bucks. The frame is pretty desirable. Any idea of the tubing? Is it your size? Do you have a group on hand to slap on it it?
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Old 09-13-18, 06:26 AM
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Originally Posted by plonz View Post
That fork looks to be toast too.
I don't think that is the original fork.
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It is triple butted Trited tubing. The fork might be original and the whole thing is chromed. I might try and get it as a project. Not sure I have to check the stem, a Zunow, and the seat post if they are stuck. That would be the deal breaker.

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Old 09-13-18, 09:50 AM
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That's some thin tubing, so a little rust can still mean it's pretty compromised. And rust on the outside is easy enough to judge, but rust inside is a hard thing to evaluate. Proceed with caution.
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Collect it’s dogtags.
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Old 09-13-18, 10:02 AM
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Compromised, yes, but I would probably buy it anyway, especially if it fit me. Don’t overlook the cost of always having to remember the time you could have bought a Zunow for $90, but passed.
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First thing I'd check is if the seatpost and stem move... might be a lot more work if you've got to ream them out.
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Point out the damage to the seller, and talk him down - Way down
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Well it looks like it has a lot of surface rust and a stuck seat post, I mean really STUCK..
More pictures

Tubing sticker



Nice bottom


Down tube


Fork, Original or not???


Missing sticker or decal


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IF you can get the seat post out, and IF the top tube isn't actually kinked, and IF you can get it cheap enough, I think you could bring it back from the brink.
But you're definitely looking at a re-paint ........... At least
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OP, All those pics and not one of the rusted out drop (did I miss it?).....I am not sure of the exchange rate where you are but with all of the work required along with the new parts to "bring" it back 90.00 seems a bit high. bargain? only if you can "bargain" them down. Good Luck!
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$90 is a bit high, it would take a bunch of parts but could end up with a top tier bike. The biggest thing would be to get some NaOH here in Cambodia. I have to look next time I am in Phnom Penh.
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For $90 it could be a steal. If I can find some NaOH I could get the seat post out. Then it would take a bunch to rebuild it. the thing was soooooo light.
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A somewhat risky proposition, but the upside risk is quite large and the downside risk is fairly modest (other than time). Is there anything on the bike that could be used or sold?
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Is there anything on the bike that could be used or sold?
Not really, the drive train is well rusted but the bottom bracket is quite smooth. the RD and FD would need some work to remove rust in the bits and bobs, the rear hub is either toast or needs a major rebuild while the front hub needs a good cleaning and repack. The spokes and rims are ok, but who will use tubulars here in Cambodia. The brakes probably need new pads but a good polish will bring them back. The stem is original Zunow and is not stuck but it would need new DT shifters and bars and brake levers.
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Perhaps all you need to do is ask.....
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$89 too much.
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