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Old 05-25-11, 10:55 AM   #1
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The Zeus Man Cometh

I was recently able to purchase a fairly complete 70s Zeus set of parts for my Zeus frame that has none. Previously I had scored a set of Zeus hubbed clinchers on ebay, so I think I'm there less a seatpost.

Frames been repainted and a little beat but I'm going to touch up as best I can and slap a set of decals on it. Once I finish 4 other projects...
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a khatfulling in your near future?
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Fun stuff. I've got a couple of Zeus groups packed away; an old Criterium group for a '70 <RICKERT> and an early 2000 group that may end up on a straight-stay '53 HETCHINS (gasp!). I've lusted after Zeus since seeing it advertised in bike mags of the mid-'70s.
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I've only used Zeus on Zeus bikes... have 3 now, don't know why, but you can only collect what you happen to come across... Honestly, never saw it much in the 70s, though my first nice pedals were Zeus.
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I think he means you might develop a close relationship soon with a buffing wheel and a lot of polishing compound.
Get ready for the mess if you do decide to bring out the bling on the Zeus components. Despite the mess involved, I did have a good time doing it to my Vitus Carbone aluminum lugs!

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I do have a buffing wheel, but I'd don't go in for the super shiney chrome type treatment, especially when everything else is already beat.
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There is a certain pleasing aesthetic to bikes that are top quality but old, used, worn but not worn out, dull and faded but not trashed.
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I've also been a fan of Zeus since the 70's, and have rather worn out Zeus components still on my oldest Gitane. I wanted to use a pair of Zeus 2000 brakes on my 1963 (not '53!) straight stay Hetchins, but the reach was too short.

While we're talking Zeus love, anyone have a Zeus 36t inner chainring? I'm in need!

dbakl, someday I think I want to do pilgrimage to your stables!

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I do have a buffing wheel, but I'd don't go in for the super shiney chrome type treatment, especially when everything else is already beat.
That's cool. You certainly get to spend more time riding your bike that way!
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