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

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Date: Mon, 9 Jan 2006 07:26:08 -0800 (PST)
From: "David Ross" <dlr94306@yahoo.com>
Subject: [CR]Dating a Zunow w. Pantaglia...
To: sachshm@cox.net
cc: CR discussion list <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>

I have not seen another Zunow with those Campy dropouts. I have seen several early-'80s examples with Suntour dropouts and the chain hanger mounted a ways up on the seatstay. One of those is for sure an '81. So if (BIG if) Zunow was consistent in a given time period in their use of frame parts, I'd say yours is not later than '81.

BTW, I would love some pictures (or the frame itself :)).

Dave Ross Portola Valley, CA

PS aforementioned early-80s Zunows may be seen at http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/Zunows?page=1 See, for example, Vlad Luskin's '81 Zunow on page 3 of that gallery. This and the others like it have all of the other details mentioned by Harvey.

harvey sachs wrote:

"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."