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Old 11-27-19, 06:40 PM
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Show me your Zeus - bikes and components!

I'm late to the Zeus party but am smitten with the marque. There are lots of BF threads on Zeus but it seems to me like we need to gather all the pics in one place so here we go:

Zeus by BJ Stevens, on Flickr

Zeus by BJ Stevens, on Flickr

Zeus by BJ Stevens, on Flickr

Calling @Wildwood and @qd-s to start the ball rolling with pics of your Zeus classics.

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answering the call, Stevensb
but i should update with pics after install of center-pull brakes, and Zeus headset. And nice Zeus hubbed wheelset from Drillium Dude


i need help with finding new rubber hoods for this style levers - soon to be on another build as well (not a Spanish bike).

Zeus components





Nice decal set, IMHO



here’s an indoor quick pic of the centerpulls. Gave an extra couple mm for front tire clearance.



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Seat post on my Italvega.
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I don't have much to add but can share a few pics of the Zeus headset on my mid 80's Orbea Cabestany.



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Here's some that came with my Falcon, pedals and crankset.


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Uncommon reverse-anodized Zeus 2000 rear derailleur:





Today it is owned by the OP along with all the other Zeus stuff that was original to the Medici.

And here's an uber-rare alloy 2000 freewheel. I passed this on some years ago, can't recall if it went to somebody here or Ebay...



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It was a nice trade with Drillium Dude, shiny Campagnolo for black Zeus, that sent me down the slippery slope of searching for and buying black Zeus hubs, building an Open Pro wheel set with black spokes and finally finding the right frame to hang it all on. The result of all this is the Zeus 2000 / Supercronos bike in post 1. There is still some work to be done. There is a black Zeus freewheel out there and a black crank set. All I need is a lottery win and I’ll be there.

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My old legs couldn't hack the 53/42 rings on my Super Record crank, so it got replaced with a Zeus 48/36 crank:



Mounted on a Zeus 2000 titanium bottom bracket, of course:



I put a Zeus track crank on my fixed gear bike:



I have a couple Zeus 2000 freewheel bodies and a bunch of sprockets:



And some Zeus brakes as well:





Some Zeus 2000 pedals, not currently mounted on a bike:



Some Zeus "Cosmos" retrofriction shift levers:



And some Zeus tools and track cogs as well.
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Are tools OK?


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Great looking bikes and parts
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I noticed many bikes had non-Zeus rubber lever covers. Jordi at Reciclone in Spain makes good quality repros. https://www.reciclone.com/shop/en/fr...iversales.html

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Are tools OK?


...that is way cool. Are those BB taps French threaded ?
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Zeus- One of the very few makers of framesets AND components.

Anyways, some Zeus 2000 components mixed in with modded Campy.

Headset, crankset, bottom bracket, freewheel

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Thanks @bertinjim for the heads-up.
2 sets ordered.

Jordi responded very quickly to email.
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That's great. I have a couple of pairs of his Mafac branded repros and the were easy to install following the included instructions and were a very good fit.
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Originally Posted by 3alarmer View Post
...that is way cool. Are those BB taps French threaded ?
Not sure, but the other ones from the store were English and Italian Campagnolo tool kits - yes we had three of a lot of the tools.
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Will check and let you know.
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Not sure, but the other ones from the store were English and Italian Campagnolo tool kits - yes we had three of a lot of the tools.
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Will check and let you know.
...I only ask because the only Zeus bikes I've seen ( a grand total of two) were built to French standards, with metric tubing and French threads.
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I'm nostalgically enjoying this thread, my first quality bike was a Zeus Pro I bought in 1973 with part of my summer earnings. I let it go when I got my Mercian in 1988. While I wish I still had it, it was too small within a year or two after I bought it at age 16 and a half. Wildwood's most closely resembles it visually, but there are difference. It had a Durifort frame with a sloping crown fork painted a pearlescent navy blue. Record components and the same centerpull brakes. Oddly enough, my other main activity was photography yet I don't have a single decent photo of it. One day when I refile my negatives from back then maybe I'll find a forgotten picture.
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I built this with a New Racer group, though I upgraded the RD to a Supercronos.



The New Racer group came from a seller in Germany. He also had a 2000 group in the box but it was more than I wanted to spend.

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PB wrenches

The Zeus PB wrench (on the right) works perfectly with those 16mm crank bolts.

Cheers.

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PB wrenches by BJ Stevens, on Flickr
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