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 Post subject: Zinn Z-753.
PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:21 pm 
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Zinn Z-753. Built in 1990 and concieved by Great Britains own Isla Rowntree and Andy Thompson, Using Reynolds new mtb specific 753 tubeset, Handbuilt to a full european spec with Campagnolos new Centaur Groupset. Its intended purpose Pro/Elite catagory racing.

Full Pics (including ride pics p.5) can be found here...
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=156265


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 Post subject: Re: Zinn Z-753.
PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:18 pm 
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sinnerman wrote:
Handbuilt to a full european spec with Campagnolos new Centaur Groupset


That's more like it! (is it too late to withdraw! :lol: )


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 Post subject: Re: Zinn Z-753.
PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:43 pm 
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Good man :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Zinn Z-753.
PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:01 am 
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sinnerman wrote:
Handbuilt to a full european spec with Campagnolos new Centaur Groupset. Its intended purpose Pro/Elite catagory racing.


Except, like mine, for the grips.... why ARE euro-sourced grips so hard to find?


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I used to hammer my Italian mountain bike. Unlike the Rossin it wasn't made in Italy.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:54 am 
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Beautiful stuff, Sinnerman, just beautiful. Those Campa parts are so rare that it's a real treat to see a full groupset on a bike.

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Yes, Zinn is my favourite bike so far. This month elimination is quiet clear to me. Nice european bikes with Sachs/Campagnolo/Mavic groupset are first in line to get my vote.


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Sinnermans Zinn for me too .....can I hear the dambusters theme tune in the background ? :shock:


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Wow they are great pic's of the Zinn top bike that 8) 8)


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I looked up this thread today and was initially surprised to not see the most obvious choice, the 'Zinnerman'. I was relived when I reached page 5 to find it there almost reaching out to me in its staggering drop dead gorgeousness.

If its a European build then the few that spring to mind for me are:

Cinelli, Colnago, Overburys, Yates, Lloyd and Zinn.

These where the big guns of the day and some still are, although somewhat underground. The Cinelli is a masterpiece in colour, the Yates is a UK legend, the Colnago is alluring in its lines, but the Zinn takes the biscuit.

The Zinn leaves the simple tune of 'MC Hammer' ringing in all the others ears.......Nah nah nah nah, You can't touch this!

That tune will now be bouncing around in your head and you will find yourself humming it whilst waiting for the kettle to boil, make sure you cast your vote, as I will for the ‘Hammer Time’.


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