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Old 03-19-08, 06:23 PM
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And may I say that the Suntour stuff looks absolutely "superb(e)"! (Sorry couldn't resist that).

It really does look fantastic, was it NOS, it looks in fantastic condition and so appropriate for the bike.

What wheels are you going to run?
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Old 03-19-08, 06:29 PM
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outstanding especially with suntour superbe Pro, i forgot how beautiful their equipement was.

I have a full gruppo suntour superbe pro put away with some campy super record,that was orginally on my team issue specialized allez.

your giving me a great idea, find a new/older style frame and build
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Old 03-20-08, 11:54 AM
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Originally Posted by minority View Post
And may I say that the Suntour stuff looks absolutely "superb(e)"! (Sorry couldn't resist that).

It really does look fantastic, was it NOS, it looks in fantastic condition and so appropriate for the bike.

What wheels are you going to run?
Thanks for the compliments. Not one single part is NOS as that probably would of cost me a whole lot more. Most of the parts are almost NOS as they were either used for very low miles of taken off of bikes that were in shops. Some of the parts came from a couple of sellers in Germany and Switzerland who are known to sell almost NOS parts. The only thing that I bought NOS was the 8-speed cassette, my chain, a chain ring, and hoods. As for the wheels, they are Sun Ringle ME14A 32H Black with machined sides on 32H Suntour Superbe Pro 8 speed hubs.
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That is just amazing, how'd you come across it? I'd love to get me a multi colored florescent Zunow for those days when i'm in a flashy mood.
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Old 03-20-08, 01:03 PM
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That is just amazing, how'd you come across it? I'd love to get me a multi colored florescent Zunow for those days when i'm in a flashy mood.

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I bought the frame set off EBAY. In all it cost me around $560. It was one of those "It's my size and I have to have it"
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I bought the frame set off EBAY. In all it cost me around $560. It was one of those "It's my size and I have to have it"
That ain't that bad for such a high end unique frame. It's only gonna appreciate. Well done!
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Sweeeeeet, mhendricks. I've never heard of Zunow before. Nice to see there ar still some pleasant surprises out there in the bike world for me to discover. Nice score.
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Originally Posted by moki View Post
that is some hott pron. But c'mon... without full body shots to set off the closeups it's just tasteless

Zunows are just plain sexy. I can't really think of any other Japanese love machines, apart from those by NJS builders and high end customs - Toei, Alps, Toyo, and the like. Maybe Miyata Pros or old Bridgestones, but those are more like the cute girls next door who have gone away to college, gotten all snobby and unattainable, and are too busy hanging out with their fixed gear whitebelt indie drummer boyfriends to give you the time of day, even though they're the same girls who hung out with you in your mom's basement when you were 12, eating doritos and pretending that they had no idea you were kind of totally in love with them.

Stupid hot Zunow.
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Here are the most recent pics:





Sorry everything is in piecemeal but the wheels aren't ready.
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Nice!

A friend rides a Zunow. And I saw one painted similar to yours in the crowd at the 2003 World Road cycling Championships.
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Very nice, exotic and sleek, a real head turner.
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Originally Posted by Mhendricks View Post
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I bought the frame set off EBAY. In all it cost me around $560. It was one of those "It's my size and I have to have it"
Money well spent, that thing is sick!
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Money well spent, that thing is sick!
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I want one just to hang on a wall and stare at! That paintjob is amazing...

It looks as if there is a 56 cm Zunow on ebay ending today. I'm not sure if it is actually a zunow or a designed by zunow.
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An add on to my comment about the stays being swept. What model is this frame? I have pics of other monostay frames that do not feature the sweeping of the stays. Or did I miss that tidbit in an earlier post?
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An add on to my comment about the stays being swept. What model is this frame? I have pics of other monostay frames that do not feature the sweeping of the stays. Or did I miss that tidbit in an earlier post?
It's a Z-1. Here's the pic:





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Mhendricks,

What seatpost size does your bike take? My beater Zunow won't take a 27.2 and my crappy calipers measure about 26.8 but a NOS 26.8 post that I bought for me Teledyne track bike just about drops in freely. I am thinking it probably needs a 27.0, drats!! I am not sure of my model but it the very plain model like the blue one in the second photo that you can see on the CR site http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Jap...ow_catalog.htm

It is built with Zunow "Trited" tubing which I believe is triple butted Tange.
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Mhendricks,

What seatpost size does your bike take? My beater Zunow won't take a 27.2 and my crappy calipers measure about 26.8 but a NOS 26.8 post that I bought for me Teledyne track bike just about drops in freely. I am thinking it probably needs a 27.0, drats!! I am not sure of my model but it the very plain model like the blue one in the second photo that you can see on the CR site http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Jap...ow_catalog.htm

It is built with Zunow "Trited" tubing which I believe is triple butted Tange.
It takes a 27.0... that's what came out of it. The guy that bought it didn't want the 600 micro adjust and that post is long gone now.
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Thank You kindly!!

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That is some of the sweetest paint and artistry that I've ever seen. Congrats!

Where in Japan were those (hand?) built/painted??
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Thank You kindly!!

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Not to thread jack, but I am going to be selling the frame/fork from the Zunow Z-1 that I had in the 'Catch of the Day' from a week ago. I cleaned up the bike and put a set of good wheels on it and took a test ride yesterday. Very nice ride, but the frame is just a bit too large. Once the parts are stripped off and I have some decent pictures I will be posting it in the Market Place section.
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wow, very nice zunow.
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this was recently sold






I need another track frame like I need another hole in the head, but this one made me itchy... The mismatched (?) fork made me pass, thankfully.
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I think that wins for most ornate BB shell. Am I right or is there any that can top that?
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Originally Posted by vjp View Post
Mhendricks,

What seatpost size does your bike take? My beater Zunow won't take a 27.2 and my crappy calipers measure about 26.8 but a NOS 26.8 post that I bought for me Teledyne track bike just about drops in freely. I am thinking it probably needs a 27.0, drats!! I am not sure of my model but it the very plain model like the blue one in the second photo that you can see on the CR site http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Jap...ow_catalog.htm

It is built with Zunow "Trited" tubing which I believe is triple butted Tange.
Mine takes a 27.2 which I'm using a Suntour Superbe Pro NJS one. More pics of the bike tomorrow as it's almost done. Thank God.
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