Would anyone know if it's possible that metallic plum or metallic purplish maroon could be an original Zeus color on an early 70's bike? Thanks. Thomas Sacco, Oakland CA
Since Wooljersey is down, I have attached 4 scans from Zeus ads showing frames in red metallic colors. In '70 (101 catalog) and '72 (102 catalog) there was a copperish color, and in 77 (bicycle flyer) the cyclo-cross bike was featured in metallic plum.
Unfortunately, the list-bot will prune the plums away from the rest of the listers.
I have also seen other circa-1970 Zeus bikes, from the time when they still had metal head-badges (the round design that recalls the Alfa logo), that were painted metallic colors -- I've seen red, blue, and green. I believe the CR site shows a metallic green one.
Brad Stockwell, a Zeus fan
Palo Alto CA USA