[CR] Zeus: Since 1926 -- or was it?

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Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2004 12:58:00 -0800 (PST)
From: brad stockwell <brdstockwell@yahoo.com>
Subject: [CR] Zeus: Since 1926 -- or was it?
To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <20040202201622.11654.qmail@web12305.mail.yahoo.com>

CR Folk:

Every Zeus catalog says "since 1926", and the 1977 catalog has a 50th Anniversary emblem in it, so I used to think that Spanish cyclists were buying Zeus parts in 1926.

But the painting of the original place of business shows a shop with the family name on it (Arrequi, or am I forgetting the proper spelling?) and since the earlier components are branded Alfa and Super Alfa, I've been wondering when the "Zeus" brand actually materialized.

I've never seen pictures of Zeus bikes that looked like they were older than perhaps the 60's, and I've never heard old-timers on the list discussing pre-War or post-War Zeus this and that.

Anybody heard of a Zeus bike or parts from the 50's? 40's? 30's?

Just curious

Brad Stockwell Palo Alto

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