Re: [CR]The Best Italian Bike in Japan

(Example: Component Manufacturers:Chater-Lea)

Date: Sat, 17 May 2008 19:01:22 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <>
Subject: Re: [CR]The Best Italian Bike in Japan
To: Richard Timm <>, ClassicRendezvous <>
In-Reply-To: <000801c8b87d$11950220$0201a8c0@Richard2>

Here is the eBay auction I bought it from. $511 for the complete bike including the pantoed parts, and most of a Superbe gruppo, but with Campy NR shift levers and Cinelli bars and stems. Mavic Oro rims. Regina FW and chain.<blah>

I'm going to take some additional pics. BTW, I forgot to mention that the seatpost binder bolt is also marked Zunow.


Jerry Moos Big Spring, Texas, USA

Richard Timm <> wrote: Hi Jerry,

Jerome & Elizabeth Moos schrub:
> I am disassembling my recently acquired early 80's Zunow, and am
> becoming more convinced that Zunow is the best Italian bike ever
> built in Japan.

There are a lot of very nice japanese cycles... no need to compare to italian ones, I guess.
> This extends to the Italian love of pantagraphing/component
> rebadging.

Well I don't like this as much as others do. I like the simplier and understated bikes most if they are well done and/or handmade. Beauty starts under skin and an expert will perceive the quality of a frame even without chrome or baroque lugs.

It's like women- you may adore the styled and rouged one but if it comes to real and long lasting relationship, it will become very important what's behind a nice face and an in shape body.

And in some cases, the rouged women as the pantographed bike isn't better but more expensive. Would prefer the simplier one for cycling.

best regards, Richard

P.S.: Anyhow, I'm interested in pics. Not of Elizabeth, of the Zunow, of course.