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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 11:44 pm 
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A little tonic for the weekend.

The fabled Pink Zinn, first production run, No 22 of the first 25 frames ever made, which of course started in 1989. Pre dates Z-centaur/753 model name decals and top cable rollers, and pre 753ATB of course, using the mtb specific Reynolds 531 Designer Select Tube set., full Campagnolo centaur group (Euclid Pedals), with the mini fillet brazed frame and Unicrown fork even predating the later segmented fork introduced for the 90 model year to my knowledge. . Complete, Unmolested, unabused, and all spec correct including the tyres. with the absolute mere suggestion of patna.

This was the colour of bike that got away when Isla Rowntree allowed me to ride the Iron lady all the way back then. And the one I have spoken so fondly off since joining the site well over five years ago.

Spec.....,
Geometry,
Tubing,
all as listed below...,

I may be wrong, but I have yet to find another British Frame builder that was utilising a Head tube gusset in their fabrications aside from Zinn in 89/90....?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 11:44 pm 
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What an amazing score Carl! I remember seeing the trade stand all those years ago too Nd still wait to add a Zinn to my collection. A great piece of UK history right there


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A gem. Loving the campy. I just picked up a partial group myself :)


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A perfect bike.


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Well done mate, she looks amazing.

It was a long journey but you finally got there :) :wink:


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That is so nice, don't know why but Zinns always look so good in the more 'feminine' colours- must be the thin tubes, small fillets and clean line.

I really do need to build a Centuar/Euclid bike, they just ooze class. Just got to find a frame as nice as this.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 12:26 pm 
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Lovely to see that

Very much best of breed in my opinion


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 6:43 pm 
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Cheers for the comments chaps.

What i still cant get over are the small but significant differences the builder made, between 89 and 90.

Excluding the tyre selection, bringing the spec to an all but European build (aside from the choice of grips) i count 8 differences.


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My favourite British made bikes, just something about them, as well as the cool name.


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