KTM Strada SL

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KTM Strada SL

Postby Lots of steel bikes » Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:21 pm

Reposting pics of my KTM due to the Photobucket debacle.
Featuring different eras of Dura Ace.

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Re: KTM Strada SL

Postby GaryF » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:09 pm

Looks like a nice frame but I have no knowledge of the KTM brand. Is it an early to mid 80's frame? Nice photos by the way and I especially like the photos of the front fork crown as it looks slightly convex with a beautiful lustre.

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Re: KTM Strada SL

Postby Lots of steel bikes » Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:27 pm

GaryF wrote:Looks like a nice frame but I have no knowledge of the KTM brand. Is it an early to mid 80's frame? Nice photos by the way and I especially like the photos of the front fork crown as it looks slightly convex with a beautiful lustre.

Yes early 80’s. It has a Dura Ace EX decal. Made in Austria. Some history of KTM here https://www.ktm-bikes.at/en/inside-ktm/ktm-history.html
They sold 1 million bikes between 1964 and 1989. Surprising there aren’t more around.

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Re: KTM Strada SL

Postby GaryF » Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:06 pm

I looked at the KTM website and was amazed at the size of the company. Selling a million of anything must be quite an achievement. I can't believe I haven't heard of the company or their bikes. As you say, you're surprised that there aren't more around.

Being Austrian you would expect that their bikes are really well built. Yours does look very nice and I suspect, looks fantastic up close. I do like your mix on Shimano with a little help from Suntour. I'm guessing a 60cm c to c seat tube frame.

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Re: KTM Strada SL

Postby Lots of steel bikes » Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:14 pm

GaryF wrote:I do like your mix on Shimano with a little help from Suntour. I'm guessing a 60cm c to c seat tube frame.

One day I’ll replace the levers with Dura Ace.
Yes it’s 60 x 58.

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Re: KTM Strada SL

Postby P!N20 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:46 pm

Love that early Dura-Ace gear.

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Re: KTM Strada SL

Postby Lots of steel bikes » Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:51 pm

P!N20 wrote:Love that early Dura-Ace gear.

I agree. Looks good and performs well.

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Re: KTM Strada SL

Postby diventare » Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:28 am

Not usually impressed by old bikes but your KTM is quite lovely.
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Re: KTM Strada SL

Postby dj-rider » Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:22 am

Nice Bike!!

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