[CR]Zeus pedal dust caps

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Date: Fri, 05 Apr 2002 19:59:44 -0600
From: Steve Kurt <kurtsj@mtco.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
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Subject: [CR]Zeus pedal dust caps

Hi gang, I recently returned from a bike holiday in Spain. As always, it's fun to check out the local shops, and sometimes you find some great stuff! In Castellon, at Ciclos Domingo, I found some Zeus pedal dust caps. These as visually almost identical to the standard Campy Record pedal dust caps (the plastic ones that tend to break too easily!). The price was a bit under $2 each, so I bought 6. Just fit one onto my Record SL pedal, and it threads in perfectly! The serrated edge has a larger diameter, so the Campy tool won't fit over it, but judicious use of pliers seems to do well enough. The shop still has a couple dozen of these, in case anyone is interested.... Our group also visited Tarragona, about an hour south of Barcelona, where we found a small shop to investigate. There weren't many bikes, but there was an old Ordinary, along with an early safety bike (I should have stopped and taken a better look). One wall was covered with posters from the 70's and 80's, including one or two signed posters of Indurain. Another poster was of Eddy in his prime years, while another poster was of the Zeus top of the line group back in the days of drilled out parts. The owner was nice enough to let me look around for old parts in the back of the shop. While he had plenty of handlebars with rod brake levers, I didn't come up with any old Campy NR parts, or the Zeus equivalent. Further conversation (aided by a buddy who had a better command of the Spanish language than I) revealed that the shop had started in 1903 by his grandfather, and the shop had been handed down thru the generations. I think it was his daughter that was also working in the shop that day, so the tradition looks like it'll continue. All in all, it was a fortunate discovery to see that historic shop and meet the owner. Oh.. and I found some toe straps to buy (ever heard of "Agpa" brand straps?)!

regards, Steve Kurt now back in Peoria, IL (still thinking of the wonderful olives and great roads of Spain!)