I found a pretty good deal on a Deep V to DA hub on craigslist. The dood says the axle is shot and needs replacing. Assuming everything else is good about the wheel/hub, is it worth buying and replacing the axle?
Replacing the axles on DA hubs is no trouble at all if you've got a decent set of cone wrenches. If you buy them, let me know if you have any trouble finding a DA axle set. I can get my hands on them easily.
Kaisei 22 is basically another name for the discontinued Ishiwata 022 - which in the mid/late 80s was considered comparable to Reynolds 501 or Columbus SL tubing. I've read things saying that frames built of such tubesets are better suited for riders weighing less than 175 lbs so hopefully it doesn't crumble underneath me.
I'll be doing a little more research and if it doesn't seem like a good choice for a sasquatch like myself, I may end up with a BK after all. Which is fine because I've always has a thing for oversized steel tubes.