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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.

    Any insights to share?

    Thanks!

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by yuyax View Post
    Zeus was a Spanish company. Not French
    Indeed. But they used metric (aka "French") threading on their frames.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnDThompson View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Poguemahone View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by dbakl View Post
    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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