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I'm pretty stoked. Just bought this Basso Astra.

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I'm pretty stoked. Just bought this Basso Astra.

Old 05-02-15, 09:42 AM
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I'm pretty stoked. Just bought this Basso Astra.

After not riding for about 10 years I decided it was time to get back in the saddle again. I couldn't bring myself to buy something new, so I bought this '92 Basso Astra. It has Columbus EL OS tubing and is set up with period correct Dura Ace 7400. I'm extremely excited to put some miles on it.
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Old 05-02-15, 10:06 AM
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That's a nice bike! I've always liked Bassos and my 7400 group has worked so flawlessly over the past 20 years I have never felt the need to "upgrade" it. Good call going vintage, that bike is timeless.
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Definitly worth getting extremely excited.
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Top-of-the-line Basso in its day. Very nice!

Always loved there two-tone paint jobs. Beautiful condition to!

Enjoy the ride and the compliments.
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I really dig that bike. It's hard to tell from the picture, but that doesn't look like a 7400 crankset.
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Old 05-02-15, 03:59 PM
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I really dig that bike. It's hard to tell from the picture, but that doesn't look like a 7400 crankset.
7410?
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You're right. It is a 7410 crankset. I didn't notice that when I bought it. It was a NOS frame that was built with NOS parts 3 years ago and only has 300 miles on it. I'm kind of a freak about cars and motorcycles being period correct so I guess I need to find a NOS 7400 crankset, but I can live with this one until I do.
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You're right. It is a 7410 crankset. I didn't notice that when I bought it. It was a NOS frame that was built with NOS parts 3 years ago and only has 300 miles on it. I'm kind of a freak about cars and motorcycles being period correct so I guess I need to find a NOS 7400 crankset, but I can live with this one until I do.
The 7410 is a perfect fit in my books, I wouldn't change a thing. Looks great on the bike, and it's an iteration within the group, really - seems pretty appropriate matched with the various 740X components.

If 'period correct' is key, the 7410 crank was introduced to the 7400 group in 1994, according to Velobase. On a '92 bike? Why not?
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Originally Posted by mikemowbz View Post
The 7410 is a perfect fit in my books, I wouldn't change a thing. Looks great on the bike, and it's an iteration within the group, really - seems pretty appropriate matched with the various 740X components.

If 'period correct' is key, the 7410 crank was introduced to the 7400 group in 1994, according to Velobase. On a '92 bike? Why not?
Agreed.

Fun bike. Bet it rides well.

Any chance we could get a great big pic of the whole bike?
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Originally Posted by gomango View Post
Agreed.

Fun bike. Bet it rides well.

Any chance we could get a great big pic of the whole bike?
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Here's the eBay listing:
Basso Astra Columbus El OS Frame Dura Ace 7400 Components | eBay

I'm not crazy about the fork. Hope you got a deal outside of the auction site, minimum bid too much, IMO.

I bet it rides fairly well, depending on your weight.
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Originally Posted by jiangshi View Post
Here's the eBay listing:
Basso Astra Columbus El OS Frame Dura Ace 7400 Components | eBay

I'm not crazy about the fork. Hope you got a deal outside of the auction site, minimum bid too much, IMO.

I bet it rides fairly well, depending on your weight.
I paid a grand for it. It was the right size, right color combo, steel, and in excellent shape. I may have paid too much, but compared to buying something new for around $1000 I feel like I got way more bicycle for the money. I weigh 165lbs so I hope it rides well. I've never ridden Columbus EL OS tubing before.
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Originally Posted by BlueMoonKustoms View Post
I've never ridden Columbus EL OS tubing before.
You are in for a treat if the geo works for you.
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That is a sweet looking bike. The color is fantastic!

Go have fun riding it!
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I had been watching that bike on eBay with the intent of bidding on it as it got closer to the end. When I checked yesterday it had been pulled by the seller and was no longer available. It had been sitting at $400 with $125 shipping. I am happy for you.
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Beautiful bike.
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