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Zunow // 1991 // Di Picce // "Pink Smoke"

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Zunow Di Picce / 51cm / ~1991

Nitto M106NAS / Nitto Dynamic 10

Zunow / Tange GMaster

H+Son TB14 hard ano / C-4 / CX-Ray / GP4000SII

H+Son TB14 hard ano / C-4 / CX-Ray / GP4000SII

Shimano 600 Tricolor / Shimano 600

Specialized Phenom / Nitto Dynamic

TIME ATAC / SRAM

Shimano 600 STI / Shimano 600

Shimano 600

53/39 / 12-28

Had the frameset for close to 2 years before switching jobs granted me enough money to build this up the way I wanted to.

Tried to stick with as much Japanese parts as I could, hence the Shimano and Nitto kit. The rest of the build I did to preference with an emphasis on preserving the "classic" look of such a nice vintage frame.

The Di Picce was second in the Zunow hierarchy. The Z1 was the only frame above it. There's so much detailing on this frame that I can't even post half of it with Velospace's image limit. But you name it, if there's a tube junction, there's pantographing/fill painting. The frame and fork are also fully chromed beneath the paint, and the dropouts are Campagnolo f/r. Zunow's proprietary "Ditchex" tubing is shaped and heavily butted on certain tubes, and the chainstays are asymmetrical to balance pedaling forces. The rear brake housing is also semi-flush into the top tube.

All in all a sweet piece of Japanese frame mastery.

People who friended this bike veggie, parkman14, chefn8, Boja, vqstaphbeard, phantom1313, campystamp, pullup, reticentremedy, maanster, toopher

Made in Osaka

Awesome! Don't see too many hummingbirds. Love the smoke paint and wishbone stays.

Hmmm....

Nice bike....but, we'd appreciate some informative details in desctiption rather than Japanese anal skills...bummer :-/

Figured most of the details

Figured most of the details were in the spec list, what do you want to know?

Uuuuuuuu!!!!!

thanx for the details... I dont know this bike, or the company. Looks fantastic though. Chrome under the paint is always nice. The details are unbelievable. Where did U find this frame?? The steel tubes U mentioned, what is it?? Never heard of it. Have fun riding and congrats on a sweet bike.

I found the frameset with a

I found the frameset with a few attached components on local Craigslist, the guy who sold it to me was bit older and raced it back in the 90s but since hasn't really biked much due to an injury. He clearly did not understand the value, as I paid just shy of 0 for the whole kit and managed to resell the parts I didn't want for around 0, bringing my investment on the frameset down to about 0. The rest of the build was much more expensive haha.

As for the tubeset, I don't know much about it. It's called "Ditchex," like I mentioned, and it's only on Zunows. I don't know if Zunow had a tube manufacturer like Tange or Columbus manufacture the tubes to their spec, or if they created the tubes in house. But it's definitely unique, along the lines of such rare sets like Columbus MS or MAX with its unique shaping.

I found the frameset with a

I found the frameset with a few attached components on local Craigslist, the guy who sold it to me was bit older and raced it back in the 90s but since hasn't really biked much due to an injury. He clearly did not understand the value, as I paid just shy of 300 for the whole kit and managed to resell the parts I didn't want for around 100, bringing my investment on the frameset down to about 200. The rest of the build was much more expensive haha.

As for the tubeset, I don't know much about it. It's called "Ditchex," like I mentioned, and it's only on Zunows. I don't know if Zunow had a tube manufacturer like Tange or Columbus manufacture the tubes to their spec, or if they created the tubes in house. But it's definitely unique, along the lines of such rare sets like Columbus MS or MAX with its unique shaping.

wow!!

Unbeliavable!!! what a lucky guy!! I prety much gave up on getting more frames, as the prices have gone crazy. I will be putting together a Zullo this winter, and than, last one I have a Ciocc. Also, my wife is staring to think I should get a psychological examination. Like I said, you have a very special bike, and apparently, very rare one at that. Enjoy!!



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