[Fwd: [CR]Balilla and Alfa]

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Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2001 10:01:05 -0500
From: Jerry Moos <moos@penn.com>
To: Classic Rendezvous <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [Fwd: [CR]Balilla and Alfa]

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Alfa components appeared routinely in old Zeus catalogs and frequently are found on Zeus bikes including my circa 1970 one. Some Alfa components were lower end, but the brakes (at least on my Zeus) were similar in quality to Mafac or Universal and were often found on pro quality Zeus bikes until they they were supplanted by the Zeus 2000 centerpulls and Zeus 2001 sidepulls, probably in the mid to late 70's. I've alway thought Alfa was just a Zeus model, but they could have been made by another Spanish company very closely allied with Zeus.


Jerry Moos

youngc@netreach.net wrote:
> I am under the impression that the Alfa components were made by Zeus perhaps as
> their lower line of components. Don't know where I got that idea. I recently
> purchased one of the sets offered on eBay thinking that I'd put them on my Zeus
> (currently DA equipped) at some point.
> Charlie Young
> Honeybrook, PA
> > I've added three pictures of Alfa "Super 71" brake calipers at the end of the
> Balilla
> album:
> >
> > http://albums.photopoint.com/j/AlbumIndex?u=1225372&a=11609283
> >
> > Anyone have info about this company? They look very much like the Balilla
> Tipo 61
> (early) calipers. "RRBCycles in Illinois has sold 2 seats on eBay recently.
> >
> > Regards,
> > Aldo Ross