Re: [CR]Zeus frame too small for rear centerpull brakes?

Example: Framebuilders:Brian Baylis

Date: Mon, 01 May 2006 18:51:21 -0400
Subject: Re: [CR]Zeus frame too small for rear centerpull brakes?
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Looks very dicey on this 52cm bike Zeus so it is no wonder your smaller bike has a problem. Note barrel all the way up.

I think you'll need every trick in the book. Thick shoes, minimum straddle wire, minimum yoke width, shortest possible hanger. The ultimate somewhat dirty trick: drill a hole crosswise through the seat post and eliminate the hanger, just running the cable through the post (be sure and profile the exit hole). Extreme problems require extreme measures.

Joe Bender-Zanoni
Great Notch, NJ

----- Original Message -----
From: dan kasha
Date: Monday, May 1, 2006 5:09 pm
Subject: [CR]Zeus frame too small for rear centerpull brakes?

> I am working on an old Zeus bike. It seems all original. It is

\r?\n> the durifort tubing model with all the standard Zeus compoents

\r?\n> from the late 60's or early 70's. It is a small frame, about 49cm

\r?\n> C-C.


\r?\n> I am having lots of trouble with this bike. The latest is with

\r?\n> the rear center pull. It is the Zeus alpha. It had what seems

\r?\n> like the original cable stop on the seat bolt, with the sliding

\r?\n> barrel quick release to remove the wheel. The straddle cable

\r?\n> seems orignal and the right length - short. But even so, the

\r?\n> small cable fitting that can not be set high enough without

\r?\n> hitting the brake cable stop. I have new pads, and the original

\r?\n> Zeus 700c sew up rims.


\r?\n> I tried a Mafac cable stop without the release mechanism, and

\r?\n> that is no better. Could Zeus have sold a bike that did not work

\r?\n> out of the box? Something seems odd. A larger frame would not

\r?\n> have this issue.


\r?\n> Let me know if you can think of anything, or have some nice side

\r?\n> pull Zeus brakes for me:)

\r?\n> Thanks in advance

\r?\n> Dan Kasha

\r?\n> Seattle, Washingon, USA.