Listed here one Shimano Dura Ace 7400 7-speed groupset for sale. All parts come from a functional bike and are in good working order (with the exception of the BB which I never fitted - see notes below). I had this on my favorite bike and loved it – if I hadn’t changed frames and bought another with a full groupset I would be keeping this. Details of components below – and notes on condition follows. If you want more images drop me a PM. If I've missed anything out that you'd like to know, just ask. If you are considering buying and you want to come to take a look, that's fine too - it's all in N16. I'd rather not split, but if you want selected items (I know there's been some talk on threads of people looking for 7400 bits atm) drop me a line / make me an offer, and if there's enough interest I'd consider splitting.
Images are here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/dj7ix1xcvmkes5g/AACmkNcUrwAIjYkmDfamOcX0a?dl=0
This is now split. Details:
7400 front wheel laced to Super Champion Mixte 700c clincher rim
7400 rear wheel (126mm spacing), accepts standard 6/7 speed screw-on freewheels, Mavic Double E2 Argent 700c clincher rim
Skewers – matching Shimano skewers (front and rear) plus correct Dura Ace front skewer (some pitting to this)
7402 Front brake caliper, VGC
7400 Rear brake caliper, VGC
7400 seatpost, 27.2mm
7410 headset, VGC
7400 brake levers (supple hoods, VGC/near perfect)
7402 crankset (170mm) with Shimano 53/39 chainrings, crankbolts and correct Dura Ace dustcaps
On hold this week/potential dibs:
7400 7-speed downtube levers
7402 rear derailleur (jockey wheels are Tacx, good condition, some scratching to exterior but does not affect functionality - n.b. Velobase suggests this will run 8-speed also)
7403 front derailleur, band-on, VGC
7400 bottom bracket (1.37 x 24T / 68, 'British' thread, see notes)
7400 ‘Profile 50’ brake shoes and pads - front and rear pairs (see notes)
7-speed freewheel, 7-speed chain, optional Shimano sealed BB (all non-DA)
There is some minor foot rubbing to the anodising on the crankset (photographed for maximum visibility in images - they look great IRL), some chain rub on the inner (where you’ll never see when mounted) but generally in very good aesthetic condition. Wheels are running true and braking surfaces in very good used condition (front bearings could do with re-packing but I didn’t notice this whilst riding. Cones are un-inspected). One set of the pads could do with replacing, the other has plenty of life left. The bottom bracket needs bearings and there is some pitting to the faces but I can’t comment as to how noticeable this is – I never fitted this part (can include the good condition sealed Shimano UN71 BB I had with this set-up if you want the guarantee). The seatpost has multiple insertion marks and scratches – some polishing would deal with much of this – upper visible sections generally good and fully functional (again, see photos). Sale includes a (non-DA) 7-speed chain and a Sun screw-on 7 speed cassette also in good condition so it's good to go. Please ask any questions and look closely at all images etc.
£375 -> 370 -> split, ideally collection in London (N16) though tracked postage at cost possible, donation to forum included.
“Dura-Ace was developed to give the professional racing cyclist a fraction-of-a-second advantage that can spell the difference between victory and defeat...Ultra high-precision mechanisms, quality materials and rugged construction assure that Dura-Ace takes all the punishment that pro-level road racing can dish out (1991 Dealer Manual)”
Overview (if I can upload an image...):
I'd be interested in wheels and brakeset.
Is the headset British or Italian ?
Does it matter?
They're are very very similar and it's usually not a problem to swap them around.
Good question @Simpson - pretty sure its British - marking / stamps are in the image files, I can check for anything I missed tomorrow. Came off a Vitus fork so I'd be pretty certain it's British though (and thanks for the above @anidel - that was my understanding also).
I never ever checked the threads on headsets and used them on either Italian or British frames and never had issues at all.
Would be really keen to buy the seat post, headset and brake levers if you decide to break the set and sell individually.
Noted @anidel and @Canyon_Si - anyone else looking for individual items to make a split work? Cranks, derailleurs, shifters...or just the whole lot? Let me know here or PM. Cheers
Monday morning price drop bump for the group. Groupset could come with a 25mm Dura Ace 7400 post instead of the 27.2 in case anyone was planning to DA their Alan / Look / Vitus etc (for which the band of derailleur is also up your street). The 25mm is quite short if I remember correctly but VGC. Or drop me message if you're interested in individual parts - ideally crankset, derailleurs and/or shifters and I can make the split. Cheers!
Hey I'll take the whole group if you are able to post to the Netherlands
Edit: if it's easier to post you can delace the wheels and keep the rims :)
Sorry @Heldring - quite a bit of interest in splitting last week and it was enough to do it.
I'll update the thread with pieces remaining after collections of dibs this week in case you're interested or PM me what you need.
@coot, hi, if the brakes or crank are still available I'm interested. thanks
Afraid those are dibsed (brakes) and gone (cranks) @user126870.
Current status / list of what's available updated above - drop me a PM if you're after anything. Will update as further bits go / if anything comes available. Cheers for the interest everyone.
Just wanted to leave an update and a big thank you to @coot for the levers, seat post and headset.
Parts arrived beautifully packaged today and are in fantastic condition.
Just what I needed for my retro build.
@coot hi, are the brakes sold? Thanks
Great meeting you @coot !
All is good and soon those parts will shine on the Motta!
Hi @123oner - yes, the brake calipers and levers are gone. Items available updated above. Will update those who expressed an interest in the levers ASAP as they are still on hold. Thanks again everyone.
Hi, is the bottom bracket still about?
@Edavies94 - yep, pm me if you’re interested
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