Re: [CR] headset thread help - Zeus


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Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2011 07:52:37 -0800
From: "Jim Merz" <jameshmerz@gmail.com>
To: Amir Avitzur <walawalaoxenfree@gmail.com>
Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR] headset thread help - Zeus


No absolute statement here, but I used Zeus headsets on quite few of the early frames that I built. I agree that the race hardness was higher that that of the Record headset races. On a loaded touring bike the headset gets a test, I found brinelling on Record lower race and cups after use. Switching to a Zeus headset made this less likely. When Campi came out with the Super Record headset the races were inserts made from real bearing steel. I did not check the hardness, but they seemed harder than the Record races. So I used Super Record with good results.

Anyway, Spain made some very nice machines given the import restrictions during the Franco era. I was a big Bultaco fan. The Zeus parts were mostly not quite up to par, but the headset was a good one.

Jim Merz Big Sur CA

On Sun, Jan 30, 2011 at 6:15 AM, Amir Avitzur <walawalaoxenfree@gmail.com>wrote:
> >
> > Having just received a pair of Zeus 2000 center pulls (as in
> >
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/mafac_brakes/4173124819/in/set-72157622800857472/
> > )
> >
> I can honestly say that these are the nicest CP brakes I've ever held in my
> hands.
>
>
> I'll check to see if they have any nasty cracking bearing races in their
> pivots ASAP.
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> >
> > Amir Avitzur
> > Ramat-Gan, Israel