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

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From: "Olof Stroh" <>
To: "dan kasha" <>, <>
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Subject: Re: [CR]Zeus frame too small for rear centerpull brakes?
Date: Mon, 1 May 2006 23:28:04 +0200

dan kasha asked
>I am working on an old Zeus bike. It seems all original. It is the
>durifort tubing model with all the standard Zeus compoents from the late
>60's or early 70's. It is a small frame, about 49cm C-C.
> I am having lots of trouble with this bike. The latest is with the rear
> center pull. It is the Zeus alpha. It had what seems like the original
> cable stop on the seat bolt, with the sliding barrel quick release to
> remove the wheel. The straddle cable seems orignal and the right
> length - short. But even so, the small cable fitting that can not be set
> high enough without hitting the brake cable stop. I have new pads, and
> the original Zeus 700c sew up rims.
> I tried a Mafac cable stop without the release mechanism, and that is no
> better. Could Zeus have sold a bike that did not work out of the box?
> Something seems odd. A larger frame would not have this issue.
> Let me know if you can think of anything, or have some nice side pull
> Zeus brakes for me:)
> Thanks in advance
> Dan Kasha
> Seattle, Washingon, USA.