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c1970's French Artisinal Build Road Bike Frame Chromed Lugs Zeus 2000 Fork
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AN attractive frame with a couple of quality aspects - would benefit from a respray and some

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05 Jun, 2014 08:42:39 BST
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Condition: Used : Split the cost with friends
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Seller notes: AN attractive frame with a couple of quality aspects - would benefit from a respray and some attention to the chrome. It is 57cm TT (c2c) and 59cm ST(c2T)

c1970's French Artisinal Build Road Bike Frame Chromed Lugs Zeus 2000 Fork


There is a very faint watermark on the Headtube which I think reads Cycles B - which was a small bike shop in Carcasonne in the South of France run by a former pro and he also built frames to order and this is such an example.

This frame I think dates from the mid or early 1970's  based on the lugs general angles and when the zeus 200 fork bridges were produced - the seat stays are nicely wrapped onto the seat cluster and the back brake bridge is lugged as is the bridge on the rear stays and along with the zeus fork and chromed lugs it is a particularly and interesting build.

I think probably has it has Vitus 172 or Reynolds 531 main tubes - The seatpost size is 26.4mm the chrome needs some attention as you can see from the photos on the headtube lower lug in particular. The whole frame is chromed and then a thin layer of paint applied over the job which is now come away in a number of places - however the frame is completely true and straight there are no dings or scratches and would look superb if it were to be resprayed which I can do for around £150 and probably make up a Cycles B decal set with some effort.....

The half chrome on the forks and rear stays is in perfect condition and on the wrap around at the top of the seat stays is also very good indeed there is no evidence of rust on the tubes just around the chrome on the lower lug and the chrome on the fork bridge.

In terms of specs this is what we have:

It has a 124mm rear spacing and is 57cm TT (c2c) and 59cm ST (c2Top)

It is french threaded both the steerer and the Bottom Bracket - I will include the original BB - it is chromed and I think the axle is a stronglight for doubles - there is an F marked on the fixed cup which I have not seen before perhpas an Italian or Spanish Manufacturer as I have never seen one before.


Overall this is a frame which has had a genuine amount of attention to detail spent on it and with a respray would look superb.


Any queries please email Tom on

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