Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Classic & Vintage
Reload this Page >

Bianchi Strada LX 650b Conversion

Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

Bianchi Strada LX 650b Conversion

Old 01-18-09, 01:15 PM
  #1  
murphjam
bear
Thread Starter
 
murphjam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Parker, CO
Posts: 63

Bikes: '06 Scott S20, '04 Trek 3700, '88 Schwinn Tempo, '86 Schwinn Tempo, '85 Centurion Le Mans RS, '84 Univega Gran Tourismo

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Bianchi Strada LX 650b Conversion

Here are some pictures of a recent 650b conversion for my wife. I believe it's an 86 or 87 Bianchi Strada LX. So far she seems to really like it. The last shows it with the fenders.
Specs
105 front and rear derailleurs
Ultegra 10 speed brifters
Sugino XD 500T crankset 48-36-24
Ultegra cassette 12-25
Nitto 177 Noodle bar and Pearl stem
Brooks B17S
Tektro R556 long reach brake set
Sun Rims CR18 with Shimano Nexave C500 hubs
Panaracer Col de Vie tires











murphjam is offline  
Old 01-18-09, 01:29 PM
  #2  
nlerner
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 12,107
Mentioned: 247 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1100 Post(s)
Liked 15 Times in 14 Posts
That looks schweet! I do have to ask--with so much seat post showing and a high stem, is the frame too small for your wife?

Neal
nlerner is offline  
Old 01-18-09, 01:34 PM
  #3  
murphjam
bear
Thread Starter
 
murphjam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Parker, CO
Posts: 63

Bikes: '06 Scott S20, '04 Trek 3700, '88 Schwinn Tempo, '86 Schwinn Tempo, '85 Centurion Le Mans RS, '84 Univega Gran Tourismo

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by nlerner View Post
That looks schweet! I do have to ask--with so much seat post showing and a high stem, is the frame too small for your wife?

Neal
I kind of thought the same thing, but I had a bigger frame and she didn't like it. I think the top tube length is better than the other one I had.
murphjam is offline  
Old 02-27-09, 01:29 PM
  #4  
soma2x
Senior Member
 
soma2x's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 52
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I heard really bad things about those Sun CR18 rims in 650b. Was it hard to get the tires mounted?
soma2x is offline  
Old 02-28-09, 09:42 PM
  #5  
murphjam
bear
Thread Starter
 
murphjam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Parker, CO
Posts: 63

Bikes: '06 Scott S20, '04 Trek 3700, '88 Schwinn Tempo, '86 Schwinn Tempo, '85 Centurion Le Mans RS, '84 Univega Gran Tourismo

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Yes!!!! They were the hardest mount I have ever had, but you can't beat the price.
murphjam is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Inpd
Road Cycling
27
09-28-15 02:39 PM
Steve M.
Bicycle Mechanics
24
07-01-15 09:23 PM
blue_cheese
Hybrid Bicycles
3
05-22-15 02:23 PM
Quixotegut
Singlespeed & Fixed Gear
4
09-10-10 07:24 PM
Ken Roberts
Northeast
41
11-25-09 04:36 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.