Zeus Criterium (Micro Fluted)
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Category:  Seat Posts
Name:  Zeus Criterium (Micro Fluted)
Brand:  Zeus
Primary Group:  Criterium
Model:  Ref. 51
Years:  Late 1970's - Early 1980's
Country:  Spain
Added By: JFischer on 04/11/11
Updated By: JFischer on 04/11/11
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Markingszeus spain [size]MaterialAluminum
Shaft DesignFlutedSaddle Attachment StyleSingle bolt
Saddle Attachment Bolt Size(s)6mm Allen KeyOverall Length 
Max Height Setback 
General Information

Very similar to the Zeus 2000 micro fluted seat post also listed on VeloBase, but this one has some differences in the clamp bolt area which appears to be done to reduce manufacturing costs.  Not sure if this post was produced at the same time as the 2000 version, or if it was a 'hand-me-down" from the 2000 line later.  Available in a wide range of sizes from at least 25mm up to 27.2mm or better.

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Variations of Component exist (Component is 1 of 2)BrandGroup
Zeus 2000 (Micro Fluted)Zeus2000
Component Groups
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CriteriumZeusRoad RaceView 24 Components
Brand Information(click to expand)
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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