Re: [CR]Zeus Crank arm Compatibility

(Example: Production Builders:Pogliaghi)

Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2008 14:42:08 -0700 (PDT)
From: "David Benson" <bensondoc@yahoo.com.au>
Subject: Re: [CR]Zeus Crank arm Compatibility
To: Lane Wilkinson <shellylane@comcast.net>, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org, Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
In-Reply-To: <285700.32273.qm@web82203.mail.mud.yahoo.com>


If I read the catalog correctly, Zeus 2000 used a 114mm axle like Nuovo Rec ord: http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/bc_stockwell_bikestuff/zeus/1977ze us/77_103_09bracket_2000.jpg.html I just fitted a 2000 crankset to a post-78 Nuovo Record BB on my Hurlow and the chainline is near-perfect: http://bp2.blogger.com/_OZ2lJnmlp6w/SClGvwN kgLI/AAAAAAAAAxE/GgxpREC7H0M/s1600-h/Zeus-2000.jpg

David Benson Auckland, NZ http://retroride.blogspot.com

--- On Fri, 25/7/08, Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net> wrot e:

From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net> Subject: Re: [CR]Zeus Crank arm Compatibility To: "Lane Wilkinson" <shellylane@comcast.net>, classicrendezvous@bikelist.o rg Received: Friday, 25 July, 2008, 2:39 AM

I'd be interested to hear the answer to this one also. A Zeus 2000 or Criterium uses a 118mm axle for English/French or 120mm for Italian, same a s Stronglight and also TA, I believe. But that may just be because the Zeus and French BB's have thin cups. I don't know if the Zeus taper is more similar to Campy or to Stronglight. If the Zeus taper is compatible with Campy, then a Campy post-1977 NR double might work since it is 115.5mm (according to Bicycle Classics), while Zeus would have taken 116mm if they had used thick cups. Anyone know if the Zeus tapers are compatible with Campy or with Stronglight?

Regards,

Jerry Moos

Lane Wilkinson <shellylane@comcast.net> wrote: I have a beautiful Zeus 2000 Crank set but am having trouble finding an Italian threaded Zeus BB. Does anyone know if the Zeus crank can be mounted on a campy square taper bottom bracket? /Lane Wilkinson Seattle WA

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