Re: [CR]Balilla and Alfa


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Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2001 10:00:14 -0500
From: Jerry Moos <moos@penn.com>
To: youngc@netreach.net, Classic Rendezvous <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [CR]Balilla and Alfa
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One more piece of data, I had an Alfa rear derailleur marked with the Greek letter alpha on the front plate, but the pulleys were marked Zeus. Looked identical to a Zeus Criterium except parts of the body were plastic. This seems pretty strong evidence that Alpha was made by Zeus.

Regards,

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