A bit of a challenge

Vintage, yesteryear and retro biking

A bit of a challenge

Postby Lots of steel bikes » Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:41 am

I bought this KTM Strada SL because It was a lesser known brand, a good size for me and I had a nice chrome fork ready to go. I now find that the headset required is an obscure Austrian size. Not JIS or ISO. Should be good fun playing around with shims. Let me know if you happen to have an Austrian headset lying around. Not sure if the bottom bracket will also be an obscure size.

Image
Lots of steel bikes
 
Posts: 469
Joined: Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:33 pm

by BNA » Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:16 am

BNA
 

Re: A bit of a challenge

Postby WyvernRH » Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:16 am

Check to see if you have Swiss bottom bracket threads as well before you buy anything for that area :wink:
Cheers
Richard
WyvernRH
 
Posts: 1711
Joined: Tue Nov 06, 2007 5:41 pm
Location: Newcastle NSW

Re: A bit of a challenge

Postby Lots of steel bikes » Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:10 pm

WyvernRH wrote:Check to see if you have Swiss bottom bracket threads as well before you buy anything for that area :wink:
Cheers
Richard


Thanks Richard, just checked and luckily it's English threaded.
Lots of steel bikes
 
Posts: 469
Joined: Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:33 pm

Re: A bit of a challenge

Postby Lots of steel bikes » Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:43 pm

Used a JIS headset with shims. Also shimmed the seat tube to use a 26.8 Dura Ace seatpost. Have a dura ace 7400 rear derailleur to mount and looking for a 7400 or earlier with band for the front. Have put on modern ultegra cranks until I find an appropriate dura ace crankset.

The build so far...

Image

Image

Image
Lots of steel bikes
 
Posts: 469
Joined: Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:33 pm

Re: A bit of a challenge

Postby Mustang » Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:37 am

Nice bars & head badge
Image
User avatar
Mustang
 
Posts: 1366
Joined: Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:20 am
Location: Little Mountain Q

Re: A bit of a challenge

Postby AUbicycles » Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:26 pm

KTM have a distributer in Australia for their bikes and is a wild-card option to see if through them you can get what you need, ebay overseas however may be a better bet.
User avatar
AUbicycles
Site Admin
Site Admin
 
Posts: 9132
Joined: Tue Aug 23, 2005 2:14 am
Location: Sydney

Re: A bit of a challenge

Postby HappyHumber » Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:41 pm

Looks pretty schmick and I like your angle on the scarcity, at least down under.

Can you tell us anything else about the frame? I am guessing early to mid 80s..... ? Any indication of what the tubing is ? Weight ?
- Kym
Please don't assume I'm on Facebook.
User avatar
HappyHumber
 
Posts: 4174
Joined: Wed Nov 14, 2007 10:48 pm
Location: Perth, (S.o.R.) W.A.

Re: A bit of a challenge

Postby Lots of steel bikes » Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:37 am

HappyHumber wrote:Looks pretty schmick and I like your angle on the scarcity, at least down under.

Can you tell us anything else about the frame? I am guessing early to mid 80s..... ? Any indication of what the tubing is ? Weight ?


The head badge would indicate mid 80s. Here is a pic of the remains of the columbus decal. Might be helpfull. Don't know the weight but seems very light for its large size. Can't find very much on the web about these frames. I've added a couple more pics.

Image
Image
Image
Lots of steel bikes
 
Posts: 469
Joined: Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:33 pm


Return to Retro biking

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users



Popular Bike Shops
Torpedo 7 Torpedo7 AU
Ground Effect Ground Effect NZ
Chain Reaction Cycles CRC UK
Wiggle Wiggle UK
Ebay Ebay AU

“Bicycles BNA Twitter
“Bicycles BNA Facebook
“Google+ BNA Google+
“Bicycles BNA Newsletter

> FREE BNA Stickers
> BNA Cycling Kit