Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Camp Hill, PA
Bikes: Too many to list here check my signature.
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Hello Ben. I do not know what you paid for your 'near antique' but when you start looking for wheels you may be willing to put up with changing the tires. also you may have to buy 8spd wheels and put a spacer on them to use a 7speed cassette.
as for the stem. any 1" 'quill' ATB stem should fit. if the bike is comforatable to ride like it is I would not switch stems right away. I am not a big fan of 'adjustable' stems. one more thing to losen up and cause problems
look at performance and or nashbar for skewers. you can get a type that tightens with an allen wrench to make them a bit more secure. you can also get one like this for the seat.
Bianchis '87 Sport SX, '90 Proto, '90 Campione del Fausto Giamondi Specialisma Italiano Mundo, '91 Boarala 'cross, '93 Project 3, '86 Volpe, '97 Ti Megatube, , '90 something Vento 603,
Others but still loved,; '80 RIGI, '80 Batavus Professional, '87 Cornelo, '09 Motobecane SOLD, '?? Jane Doe (still on the drawing board), '90ish Haro Escape