Re: [CR] Was: Zeus Quality Now: anecdotal evidence forms opinions...

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Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2011 05:30:32 -0700
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Subject: Re: [CR] Was: Zeus Quality Now: anecdotal evidence forms opinions...

Well gee Dale!

If I were a broken piece of glass from a broken Napa Valley Peju 2005 bottle, I too would certainly aim for something French or Italian invading the town just to score a point for American pride!


Robert Shackelford San Jose, CA USA

> It seems that bike parts are constantly being denounced due to a few bad
> experiences.
> Peter you make a good point re: Campagnolo. My thoughts are that most often
> racing bikes with Campy or Zeus or whatever usually get damaged earlier, then
> eventually break, to the surprise of their rider and pronounced as a Just
> Riding Along failure. Whatever the cause, the frequency of failure is really
> very small.
> The most recurring example of this phenomenon in our local cycling community
> has been tires; one or two riders has a flat with a particular brand X model
> and suddenly all X tires suck. I saw Wolber, then Clement, then Vittoria,
> etc., etc., be condemned over the last 35+ years. It's almost funny, as if
> that piece of glass or flint had a particular make of tire it was waiting for
> to inflict it's wound.
> Dale Brown
> Greensboro, North Carolina USA
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter Brueggeman <>
> To:
> Sent: Sun, Jan 30, 2011 2:45 pm
> Subject: [CR] re Zeus Quality ?
> Michael Levy said " You want Proof ...I got Proof... My team was sponsored
> by Zeus in the early, mid 80's. I put a Zeus crank set (Campy look alike) on
> a Colnago Super.....While climbing "Trash Truck" hill the right side crank
> arm snapped off ! I almost lost my you no whats....."
> Searching the CR Archives will retrieve stories/instances of Campaganolo
> crank arms breaking. So you would be well advised by the experience of others
> to avoid using Campagnolo cranks as well? Your Zeus experience is a datapoint
> and doesn't provide definitive "proof" whether Zeus cranks break more or less
> than Campagnolo cranks.
> It's good that the boys survived....
> Peter Brueggeman
> La Jolla California USA
> 4peebee(at)