Zeus Criterium (drilled pulley cage)
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Category:  Rear Derailleurs
Name:  Zeus Criterium (drilled pulley cage)
Brand:  Zeus
Primary Group:  Criterium
Model:  
Years:  Mid 1960's - 1970's
Country:  Spain
Added By: Jenser on 01/06/08
Updated By: peterbman on 10/28/16
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Zeus Criterium (drilled pulley cage)Zeus Criterium (drilled pulley cage)Zeus Criterium (drilled pulley cage)
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Outer Plate MarkingsZeus CriteriumInner Plate Markings
MaterialSteelDesign Category
Attachment Bolt SizeClawCable Attachment Bolt Size8mm Wrench
Shifting SystemsFrictionCable AdjusterNo
Cage LengthShortMax Cog Size26
Max Chain Wrap  
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Variations of Component exist (Component is 1 of 3)BrandGroup
Zeus Criterium (later version, alloy parallelogram plates, steel knuckles)ZeusCriterium
Zeus Criterium 69ZeusCriterium
Component Groups
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CriteriumZeusRoad RaceView 24 Components
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In the 1970s, the company produced low-end and mid-range groupsets called Alfa and Criterium, respectively, as well as its own line of cycling tools, clothing, complete wheels, and a range of frames made from Reynolds 531, Duralumin, or Duralinox tubing.ZEUS frames were made by Ciclos Letona and Razesa in Alsasua. In 1975 Zeus developed its own high-end group, the 2000 series. The first component and, incidentally, the first completely original design of Zeus, the freewheel in aluminum and steel of the 2000 series, was presented at the Brussels Fair in 1972 and was the first freewheel that allowed fully interchangeable sprockets in any position and ratio. In 1975 Zeus was able to offer an almost complete group. The components of the series, which made extensive use of titanium, were priced comparably to Campagnolo's Super Record and were aimed at both the competitive market and the affluent amateur. The 2000 series was a true attempt to produce the best components in the world while introducing an aesthetic and branding that was unique. In 1980, Zeus replaced its Alfa line with the New Racer group and in 1985 introduced the Supercronos, which replaced the 2000 Series. This was a step backward. Neither group had the stylistic qualities of the 2000s, and New Racer and Supercronos were little more than copies of Campagnolo Nuovo Record and Super Record, respectively.
 
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