Zeus Gran Sport (2nd style)

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In the mid 1970s Zeus redesigned their middle-of-the-range Zeus Criterium and top-of-the-range Zeus 2000, incorporating aluminium parallelogram plates into both models. This left a space for an all steel model at the low end - step forward the reborn Zeus Gran Sport.

This was not the same model as the 1960s Zeus Gran Sport. This new (but not nuovo) Gran Sport had a pulley cage with an off-set pivot, and the pulley cage plates were made of aluminium. Despite this, the Gran Sport was retro even then.

  • Derailleur brands: Zeus
  • Country: Spain
  • Date of introduction: 1975?
  • Date of this example: unknown
  • Model no.: unknown
  • Weight: 210g
  • Maximum cog: 26 teeth
  • Total capacity: 26 teeth?
  • Pulley centre to centre: 46mm
  • Index compatibility: friction
  • Chain width: 3/32”
  • Logic: top normal
  • B pivot: unsprung
  • P pivot: sprung
  • Materials: largely steel, with aluminium pulley cage plates
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