Re: [CR]Balilla and Alfa


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Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2001 10:40:21 -0800
Subject: Re: [CR]Balilla and Alfa
From: "D. Kennard" <d.kennard@home.com>
To: <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
In-Reply-To: <CATFOODMcukgaebG6Nd00001813@catfood.nt.phred.org>


As far as I know, the "Alfa" may have just been an earlier (or first) attempt at brakes made by Zeus. I don't think they were "lower end" until after the 2000 centerpulls came out. I've got a Zeus Pro from around '72 that has the Alfa brakes. Cheers,

Duane Kennard
> 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