Bicycles and components
Updated 12.20.2010


      "Zeus was founded by Luis Arregui in Eibar, Spain in 1926. That makes the company about 10 years older than Campagnolo. Arregui held over 105 patents, and the great catalog was published in commemoration of him after his death....  Zeus was the only company in modern times to build a complete professional bicycle (frame and components)."   Richard Hallett      

      Zeus was a bonafide player in the world of fine cycling for many years. The company succumbed to market forces in the early 1980s, but produced, especially toward the end of their business life, some of the most exotic components of the era.

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Zeus Components: although criticized by some as rip-offs of Campagnolo designs, had a flair and bravado that made them stand out.  No other manufacturer joined the "drill out" fashion as energetically as Zeus; most visible in the 2000 series parts...

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in their construction details and form, were  traditional in details and most distinctive in their obvious use of Zeus components...

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Updated 12.20.2010

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