[CR]Dating a Zunow w. Pantaglia...


Date: Sun, 08 Jan 2006 20:42:35 -0500
From: Harvey M Sachs <sachshm@cox.net>
To: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>, chuckschmidt@earthlink.net
Subject: [CR]Dating a Zunow w. Pantaglia...

Some time ago, I became the caretaker for an all-black but somewhat be-draggled Zunow frameset. Actually pretty conventional for a Zunow, but does have the Pentagla chainstays, and hummingbirds engraved on crown caps and seat stay eyes. And h'bird shaped BB "drain" of rather large size. 57 cm seat, ctc; 55 cm top, ctc.

It can't be earlier than 1977, since it actually has short Nuovo Record dropouts without eyelets (drilled and tapped for chain holder), which the Campy Time line http://www.velo-retro.com/tline.html puts in the Catalogue 17A supplement (thanks, Chuck!).

A question: when was this special chainholder rear drop discontinued? That would roughly bracket the age of the frame.

thanks
harvey sachs
mcLean va.