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I just bought this nifty looking bike, but alas I don't know the manufacturer or model it is. There's a logo with a silver looking "Z" and a made in Taiwan sticker. Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

P.S. There was also a sticker that said the bike was "Manufactured Exclusively for S.B.S. Inc., Seattle". Seattle Bike Supply closed about 5 years ago.

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  • The frame looks like bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/41626/… but it will be something different. Mabebe some generic production – Vladimir F Sep 29 '20 at 6:37
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    Concur - its modern, because of the rear derailleur. Is based on a 70s cruiser-style but with somewhat better parts and modern 26" wheels. – Criggie Sep 29 '20 at 6:51
  • Department store bike from about 1990, I would guess. – Daniel R Hicks Sep 29 '20 at 11:50
  • Is that a "Z" on the stickers located on the fork, head tube and seat tube? Please add a photo of the logo and a better shot of the rear drop out. – David D Sep 29 '20 at 13:34
  • I added pictures of the Z logo and rear drop out. It seems like this frame was modeled on the Schwinn Phantom Cruiser, and that this frame was manufactured for Seattle Bike Supply (closed in 2015) - see updated post body. – Shannon Sep 29 '20 at 17:10
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It looks a lot like this 1998 Zephyr Boardwalk 6
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BikePedia

The Boardwalk also came in a single speed. Both bikes came in men's and ladies models.

Sorry about the bad picture, I looked for better ones.

The "Zephyr" brand was also used to on BMX bicycles.
On the linked BMX bike the logo is similar and there is a "MANUFACTURED EXCLUSIVELY FOR S.B.S INC. SEATTLE WA" sticker.

If the BMX Museum is accurate the BMX bikes were made between 1985 and 1999

Interestingly there is also a "Torker Boardwalk 6" cruiser which looks a lot like the Zephyr. It turns out that:

In 1984, the Torker Bicycle Company went bankrupt, and Seattle Bike Supply purchased the name.
Wikipedia

  • Almost every tube is curved. ;) – Jeremy Boden Oct 3 '20 at 12:46

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