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


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Date: Mon, 01 May 2006 18:58:19 -0400
From: joebz@optonline.net
Subject: Re: [CR]Zeus frame too small for rear centerpull brakes?
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To: dan kasha <dankasha@yahoo.com>, Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
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I didn'e look at the best picture on the second page. The barrel is not all the way up and it wouldn't matter with this hanger. Dia-Compe made a really stubby hanger. This one looks extremely long.

Joe Bender-Zanoni
Great Notch, NJ


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From: joebz@optonline.net
Date: Monday, May 1, 2006 6:51 pm
Subject: Re: [CR]Zeus frame too small for rear centerpull brakes?


> Looks very dicey on this 52cm bike Zeus so it is no wonder your

\r?\n> smaller bike has a problem. Note barrel all the way up.

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\r?\n> http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/70_Zeus_Olympica

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\r?\n> I think you'll need every trick in the book. Thick shoes, minimum

\r?\n> straddle wire, minimum yoke width, shortest possible hanger. The

\r?\n> ultimate somewhat dirty trick: drill a hole crosswise through the

\r?\n> seat post and eliminate the hanger, just running the cable through

\r?\n> the post (be sure and profile the exit hole). Extreme problems

\r?\n> require extreme measures.

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\r?\n> Joe Bender-Zanoni

\r?\n> Great Notch, NJ

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\r?\n> ----- Original Message -----

\r?\n> From: dan kasha <dankasha@yahoo.com>

\r?\n> Date: Monday, May 1, 2006 5:09 pm

\r?\n> Subject: [CR]Zeus frame too small for rear centerpull brakes?

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\r?\n> > 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

\r?\n> 49cm

\r?\n> > C-C.

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\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.

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\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

\r?\n> work

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

\r?\n> > have this issue.

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

\r?\n> side

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

\r?\n> > Thanks in advance

\r?\n> > Dan Kasha

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