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Old 10-27-09, 03:06 AM   #1
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Zeus frame / bottom bracket

Hey all,

Read in this forum that Zeus frames are french threaded. Did Zeus make any other kind of threading with their bottom brackets? I am in the process of putting together one but the BB situation is baffling. I have some Zeus cups that are very close to the correct diameter but the threading is not even close.

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Old 10-27-09, 06:47 AM   #2
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As a manufacturer of aftermarket components, Zeus produced their components in other thread standards than their native French. I seem to recall the the cups being marked with the thread standard, like Campagnolo. 1.37 x 24 = English. 35 x 1 = French, 36 x 24 = Italian
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Non-metric Zeus cups are often marked with the threading; e.g. "B.S.C." for English thread.

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Zeus was a Spanish company. Not French
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Zeus was a Spanish company. Not French
Indeed. But they used metric (aka "French") threading on their frames.
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Non-metric Zeus cups are often marked with the threading; e.g. "B.S.C." for English thread.
Ahhhhhh, I have cups that say BSC. Doh. Thanks for the info.
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If you are still in need, I have a Zeus bottom bracket that is italian threaded(non marked other than Zeus), and I 'm looking to trade for english/BSC.
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Heck, I've got five sets of NOS Zeus BB cups, french thread. I too could trade if still in need.
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Heck, I've got five sets of NOS Zeus BB cups, french thread. I too could trade if still in need.
I might need a set. Could trade good, used Eng or Ital Campagnolo...

For what its worth, the French cups on my Zeus seem to just say Zeus.
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I might need a set. Could trade good, used Eng or Ital Campagnolo...

For what its worth, the French cups on my Zeus seem to just say Zeus.

Thanks for the info dbakl, I was thinking it may be the French, since the associated BB spindle is 109X55 and and if it were Italian it would br 109X57, and no other markings than Zeus.
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