Dura-Ace 7403 Partial Group Feb 9, 2010

This was a sweet score. A local dude was selling a partial Dura-Ace 7403 group. Having just bought that 7-Eleven Merckx, I was looking to upgrade from the Shimano 600 group to DA7403, which was the catalog spec for that frame. Granted, I’ll be using the STi in lieu of the downtube shifters.

One more shot below.

Now comes the painstaking process of stripping the bike, Framesavering it, cleaning the surface rust, examining for cracks and retouching various chips. Hopefully in a month, the bike will be complete.