Zeus seatpost

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Zeus seatpost

Postby kukamunga » Sun Mar 09, 2008 7:25 am

This 'Zeus' 26.6mm seatpost came with this late 50's (?) 'Hillman' frame

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It has a 'micro-adjust' clamp mechanism, but one of the two clamps and bolts is missing. The elastic band is holding the second 'pivoting nut in place as I am hoping to find a spare clamp to complete the post. Anyone have any info on these seatposts? (I really must get a tripod!!)
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by BNA » Sun Mar 09, 2008 8:27 am

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Postby singletracking » Sun Mar 09, 2008 8:27 am

I have one just like that... They're a Campag copy and without a 'bent' spanner to get to those bolts they're VERY fiddly to adjust.

Want to do a swap for some other parts perhaps? I'm after some nice older style bolt-on brakes (ie - non counter-sunk nut fixing) for my girlfriend's new road bike.
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Postby sogood » Sun Mar 09, 2008 9:45 am

I understand that Zeus is Spanish and there's now a Zues in the market place (at least overseas).
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Postby GaryF » Sun Mar 09, 2008 11:58 am

Campagnolo parts will fit a Zeus stem - if that is any help.

The top clamp arm, pictured, is a front arm - it has a wider clamping surface than the rear clamp arm.

I have recently seen Campy. seatpost parts ( the stuff you are missing) on worldwide ebay.
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Postby stevendavid75 » Sun Mar 09, 2008 12:11 pm

they are a dead set Pain in the backside to adjust, install the whole lot but do look nice sitting on the shelf.
Or as singletracking mentioned, a bent spanner might make life a bit easier.

I had a SR post with same adjusting mech and gave up on it.
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Postby kukamunga » Sun Mar 23, 2008 8:52 pm

Hmmm..... A Zeus seatpost, and a couple of other 'retro' parts for sale here
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Postby Kid_Carbine » Sun Mar 23, 2008 11:13 pm

stevendavid75 wrote:they are a dead set Pain in the backside to adjust, install the whole lot but do look nice sitting on the shelf.
Or as singletracking mentioned, a bent spanner might make life a bit easier.

I had a SR post with same adjusting mech and gave up on it.
I have a couple of the correct Campy seat spanners & while the adjustment on my seatpost was 'inconvenient' it really needed doing only once, so after a couple of adjustments untill the right position was found, it hasn't needed attention in the last 20 years.

The right tools always make life less difficult.
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Postby cludence » Mon Mar 24, 2008 10:37 am

You need a saddle spanner. It is a tiny little spanner that has a bend in it so you can get into hard to reach places.

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Postby stevendavid75 » Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:23 pm

someone offering to sell such a spanner? :wink:
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Postby cludence » Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:33 pm

Want to swap a spanner for the zeus seatpost? I have a sugino saddle spanner here. :)
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Postby kukamunga » Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:46 pm

Steven. You may find a certain seat post :roll: in with your bucket of 'fish heads' :shock: if you organise to get them off me soon :wink:
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