Had a Zeus come in as part ex on some parts, put her up for sale as a frame that needed partially re-spraying, got no offers until a very nice chap liked it and asked for it to be re-built after being resprayed. Its on its way to Oxford tomorrow. Oops ... that should read Cambridge
Thought those of you who saw it might like to peruse the rebuild for ideas / curiosity to see how she turned out
Myself I think she looks back to her best considering I had to preserve the original decals and intricate paintwork as best I could (wouldn't be what it is without the original design/colours/decals).
Its not perfect by any means, but a very serious improvement I will concede. 2 days of respraying just to get the balance of colour right, since the blue forks just had to go, as did the blue part of the colour scheme. Kept going back to it and adding / over spraying earlier work before I was happy the balance of colours was just right. Used pearlescent black as the colour change (damned nice colour it is too in the flesh)
My best to anyone who pops by, yours Laz.
Full Spec of the build
Frame: Zeus Brand Columbus Aelle Tre Tubi
Fork: (came with the frame ?)
Headset: Shimano 105
Stem: Midnight Blue (not black) Cinelli XA 85mm
Handlebar: Fiamme (snake/London)
Bar Tape: Halfords Own (rather good actually)
Brake Levers/Brifters: Shimano 105
Brake Calipers: Shimano 105
Brake Pads: Shimano Low Profile 60's
Brake Cables: Teflon coated
Shifters: Shimano 600 (1984 version)
Front Derailleur: Shimano 600 (1984 version)
Rear Derailleur: Shimano 600 (1984 version)
Derailleur Cables: generic
Cassette: 7speed Shimano
Chain: kmc (I think)
Cranks: Shimano 600 (1984 version)
Chainrings: Shimano 600 (1984 version)
Bottom Bracket: Shimano ?
Pedals: Shimano PD T100's
Rims: Vuelta Airline 6063 - T6
Hubs: Shimano 300 Ex
Hub Skewers: Shimano 300 Ex
Tyres: Michelin Tracer 20c
Saddle: Selle Italia Heffe
Seatpost: Kalin ?
Seatpost Binder: no brand
Bottle Cage: mt. Zefal
PS: Paint & Lacquer £30, New Gear & Brake cables & Bar Tape £20. SOLD for £175 to the door.