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Old 08-15-08, 06:24 PM
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Zebra Arrow

I bought it at a tag sale for $25 a couple weeks ago. Anyone have any experience with it? It looks to be from the mid '80's?

It looks like a mishmash of components.

Frame - nothing special, butted chromoly
Mavic Open 4 CD rims on Campy hubs
Sugino GP crank
Suntour derailleurs Le Pree(front) LX-5000 (rear) still perfectly indexed
Brakes are Dia-Compe (with white G), look pretty crappy
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Old 08-15-08, 07:18 PM
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Here's a pic.
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Old 08-15-08, 07:19 PM
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Oh and frame is lugged, not butted, whoops.
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Old 08-15-08, 07:29 PM
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Zebra bicycles first appeared in 1985 and appear to have evolved from the Zebrakenko brand, though I have no concrete evidence. SunTour introduced indexed shifting in 1987, so a friction LePree would indicate 1985 or 1986. The serial number may help to narrow it down or you can check out the two letter date codes on the derailleurs, which are original spec.

The Arrow was an entry level, sport touring bicycle, with the 1985 version costing $299 US. The main frame is double butted CrMo but the stays are hi-tensile steel. As you've probably already guessed, the wheels are major upgrades over the original. The cranks and brakes are OEM, in addition to the derailleurs.
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Old 08-15-08, 07:48 PM
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Thanks for the info.

So I guess overall its nothing special, but it rides nice and the wheelset probably makes the price I paid worth it. Now I just need a better seat.
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Dia-compe G's, crappy? ha.
Solid brake.
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