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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Roll-Monroe-Co View Post
    a khatfulling in your near future?
    Wha?

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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.
    nice lugs baby!

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by dbakl View Post
    Wha?
    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!

    Cheers!
    1959 Hilton Wrigley Connoisseur (still my favorite!)
    1963 Hetchins Mountain King (the gravel grinder)
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    1971 Gitane Super Corsa (The Garage Queen)
    1980 Ritchey Touring (The Grail Bike)
    1984 Tom Ritchey Team Competition (NOS show bike)
    (replacing the stolen 1981 Tom Ritchey Everest custom)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbakl View Post
    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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