Re: [CR] FS: Zeus/Akront/Barum 700C tubular wheelset now with pics...


From: David Bilenkey <dbilenkey@sympatico.ca>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Mon, 8 Feb 2010 13:14:51 -0500
Organization: Bilenkey ID
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Subject: Re: [CR] FS: Zeus/Akront/Barum 700C tubular wheelset now with pics...


Not meaning to spam the list, but I finally managed to get some pics up of the wheels for sale, for those that were interested in them:

http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/Bilenkeys-Bikestash/zeus-akront-wheels/

For sale: 36 hole Zeus large flange hubs laced 4x with chrome plated double butted (1.8mm/1.5mm) spokes (4 leaf clover on the head), and plated brass nipples to Akront 700c tubular rims. The rims are polished not anodized, with radial knurling on the rim edges. Zeus hubs have the old logo. Based on the knurling and the old logo I'm figuring these are early 60's. They came to me as an extra set when I bought an early 60s Zeus bike a good number of years ago. The wheels come with Barum tubular tires (Warszava-Berlin-Praha model?) with a 1976 date moulded into the side of them. They still hold air well, the rubber and sidewalls are a bit dry, with some cracking of the rubber on both tires, but no visible wear on them. Acceptable for display, I wouldn't try riding them.

Rear hub is 120mm OLD. Freewheel threads look good, and the bearing spin pretty nicely, but I haven't had the time or inclination to spend the time pulling them apart. No QR skewers unfortunately. With a bit of polish these wheels will look pretty spectacular. Asking price is $130 US plus shipping.

David -- David Bilenkey Ottawa, ON, Canada http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/Bilenkeys-Bikestash/