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    What Is It and What Might It Be Worth? Picture Heavy Warning!

    I picked this up earlier this summer from a Colorado shop and was told it was a Zeus touring bike. It's got a mix of parts on it that can't all be original and it definitely looks to have been repainted at some point--a decent job, but nothing spectacular. There are no identifiers that I can find on the frame itself, no serial numbers on the the bb shell and no logos or decals. Here's a component list as best I can figure and any additions or corrections are welcomed:

    23"/58cm seat and top tube
    Long-point windowed lugs w/heart or spade-shaped window and Zeus dropouts
    Zeus seatpost and binder bolt w/Avocet Touring I saddle
    Shimano 600 Ultegra hubs laced to Mavic MA-40 rims w/7-speed Zeus (?) freewheel
    NOS Panaracer Category Elite 700x23c tires
    Shimano 600 Ultegra Bio Pace 170mm cranks and Zeus bottom bracket w/Shimano UG narrow chain
    Shimano 600 Ultegra 6400 7-speed RD and braze on DT shifters
    Campy Gran Sport or NR FD
    Campy NGS or NR pedals w/Christophe Special clips and Binda 2-layer straps
    Zeus 2001 Sidepulls w/Scott/Matthauser pads and Zeus levers with AME hoods
    Zeus Headset w/Nitto Pearl 9 stem and Pivo handlebars
    Silca Impero pumb with Campy pump head
    Unidentified rear rack




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    Anything on the stem, inside the head tube? Seatpost size?

    I'll admit that I probably wouldn't be able to ID it, but I would think that those things could be a start.
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    IMHO, worth quite a bit more as a part out than complete. Obviously a nice frame, but without a brand, appropriate decals, etc., value is on the low end.

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    how many non Zeus bikes used Zeus dropouts? why wouldn't itbe aZeus that someone just updates the drive train to make it index?
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    I don't like to break up bikes, but I have to agree this is an exception and worth more as parts. BTW Nice Tri-color cranks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
    how many non Zeus bikes used Zeus dropouts?
    Well, a fair number of Raleigh Competitions, for starters.

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    Neat bike. I have nothing more than that to offer
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    Richard,

    I looked at that Zeus earlier this year. I was not overly impressed with the re-paint but a cool bike none the less. I could tell you what the asking price from the owner was, or even put you in touch with the original owner. If you're interested, e-mail or PM me.

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    what's up with the brake mounting bolts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
    how many non Zeus bikes used Zeus dropouts? why wouldn't itbe aZeus that someone just updates the drive train to make it index?
    +1. A Zeus is the most likely candidate. It was obviously updated for indexed shifting in the late 1980s/early 1990s. Based on the fittings it would appear to be late 1970s or early 1980s. Given the era, if it was a Zeus there's a high probability that it would still use French thread standards and metric gauge tubing. If you can confirm that, that would increase the confidence level in its being a Zeus.

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    WJV, check your email. Thumpic, I was curious about that myself as both calipers are set up the same way; I've never seen one but have heard of Sheldon Brown's 'Shelnuts' for attaching fenders to a frame with recessed brake mounts. Hopefully someone who actually knows will chime in with the correct answer.
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