Feel like helping me choose some components?

So, I need help deciding what to run on this '87 Black Lightning. Specifically, I’d like some suggestions for cranks, derailleurs, shifters and brakes. I want to do black, of course, and it might be cool to run Campy because all my other bikes are all Shimano. Any suggestions?

Shiimmmm…uhh… Campy Ultegra SL.

Try out some campy brifters first. I found them very different and annoying.

I’d run Campy Centaur from a couple of years ago. Should be cheapish by now and comes in a killer gunmetal finish that looks awesome against black frames.

Really? I’ll admit that they’re different, but they aren’t annoying after you get used to them for a couple of days.

The fact that they’re rebuildable is nice too, even though I didn’t ever have to bother with it.

Ohh, I want to do DT shifters.

You can attach brifters to your downtube. Not very ergonomic, but it works.

How old/new do you want to go with this setup? Double/triple/8/9 speed? How much money do you want to spend?

I wouldn’t be against doing '80s-'90s stuff either if I can find it in good shape.

What’s the rear spacing on those? Are they 130 or 126?

It’s a 126 rear.

http://cgi.ebay.com/NOS-Suntour-Sprint- ... .m20.l1116

that would serve you well.

edit… these folks have some great stuff.

http://stores.ebay.com/The-New-Old-Stoc ... cycle-Shop

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that would serve you well.

edit… these folks have some great stuff.

http://stores.ebay.com/The-New-Old-Stoc ... cycle-Shop[/quote]

Nice. I’d definitely consider this group if I can find it in black. I do need a braze-on front derailleur though.

hmmn. that’s going to be tough. shimano had an all black groupset several years ago but i think it was 105/9speed stuff…

Black is going to severely limit your choices.

Yeah, it will probably take awhile to find a group that works for this set-up, but I am just too hot for the original Black Lightning set-up to fudge it with too many silver components.

UPS Man is supposed to bring me the frame today, but I have to leave to go shoot some 16mm test reels. bleh.

Can I use a 9spd rear derailleur on a 7spd freewheel with 7spd indexed DT shifters?

I think so, but don’t quote me on it.

and yes, black is not going to be easy for you. I would defintitely suggest some modern stuff(cranks, RD, FD, levers) because vintage is gonna be tough.

I’m considering a few options, including : http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-SHIMANO-105-BLACK-172-5-CRANKSET-9-SPEED-OCTALINK_W0QQitemZ270283028987QQcmdZViewItem or just running Sugino RDs.

This should be a good start…

http://cgi.ebay.com/NOS-SUNTOUR-Brake-C ... 286.c0.m14