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1992 Serotta Colorado

Old 07-16-20, 02:25 AM
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1992 Serotta Colorado

Looking to get a value on this bike in order to sell it for cash locally in the Phila area (don't wanna do eBay, deal with payment, shipping, possible disputes etc).
Apparently well-maintained bike (not mine), with nary a nick. Columbus tubing. Dura Ace throughout.
Mismatched tires; rims are Matrix (not Mavic as shown on seat-stay graphics).
Input appreciated. TIA
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Old 07-16-20, 03:03 AM
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This is only my opinion.

There's one on Ebay that won't pull a grand. I'm a big fan of the team and I'd be at 700.00-800.00 or so if it was my size. That said, one dent, no matter how small changes that drastically.


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My view on 90’s Serottas is they are best suited for a modern build as a go-fast alternative to a late model carbon fiber machine. Seems like they’re always priced over a grand. Don’t know if they ever fetch it though. I’m right where nomadmax is with his estimate.
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What are the frame dimensions, seat tube and top tube, center to center in centimeters.
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Old 07-16-20, 08:08 PM
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You would have better luck over at ThePaceline. It was formally the Serotta Forum.

Read the rules, hang around. You can sell without giving Internet Brands money, and there are great folks there.
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Those look like later 400 series brake levers, which drops the price some. Hard to tell condition of the DA group from the pic shown. Mismatched tires not a huge deal as a buyer might want to mount new ones anyway. Rims not original (If I recall correctly, Matrix was a Trek in-house brand), perhaps wheelset has been exchanged. If hubs are indeed DA of the same series, not a huge deal.

That's a very popular Serotta paint scheme with a period correct group. You would do better on eBay given the size of the potential market; if you want to sell only locally for cash you'll lose $100-200 on value.

Agreed with NomadMax, but that's an eBay price. Locally, hard to sell anything this specialized for that kind of money. And take off those flat pedals.
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Originally Posted by rccardr View Post
Those look like later 400 series brake levers, which drops the price some. Hard to tell condition of the DA group from the pic shown. Mismatched tires not a huge deal as a buyer might want to mount new ones anyway. Rims not original (If I recall correctly, Matrix was a Trek in-house brand), perhaps wheelset has been exchanged. If hubs are indeed DA of the same series, not a huge deal.

That's a very popular Serotta paint scheme with a period correct group. You would do better on eBay given the size of the potential market; if you want to sell only locally for cash you'll lose $100-200 on value.

Agreed with NomadMax, but that's an eBay price. Locally, hard to sell anything this specialized for that kind of money. And take off those flat pedals.

^^^^^^^ +1 I'm with him... I think $7-800 is an ebay (or really patient 6-9 mos and lucky enough to find a fanboy) price.
Locally CL etc, I would not expect to pay over $600 and perhaps a chunk less. $600 cash translates, after paying fees, to ballpark- $700 ebay bucks, BTW.
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Brake calipers appear to be 7100 DA, which puts them about 10+ years older than the bike. That is a medium negative.
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Thanks for all the helpful responses. I appreciate them.
jiangshi , special thanks for the link.
-NJg
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Thanks for all the helpful responses. I appreciate them.
jiangshi , special thanks for the link.
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Old 07-18-20, 07:28 PM
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Originally Posted by plonz View Post
My view on 90’s Serottas is they are best suited for a modern build as a go-fast alternative to a late model carbon fiber machine.
^This. It begs for 11 speed. If I was in love with the frame I would buy the bike, sell the parts and an r8000 group would go on it. Like in my photo. Bought that bike with original 9 speed Ultegra STI for $540, that included shipping in June 2019. Sold all the parts including wheels for $300 and had a frame for less than $250. So you can see where the market was at 1 year ago for a later frame with Colorado Concept tubing. I love Serottas. I have 2 now but have owned probably 10.

NJ check your specs you may have a '91, not that it matters that much. The catalogs show '91's with DT shifters. The '92 catalog has almost all bikes with STI. You have to wade through the web page but will find the catalogs here: https://forums.thepaceline.net/forumdisplay.php?f=18

Go to the Paceline forum. The guy that built the bike might chime in. I'm at $600 or less for a local sale on the bike. More on ebay and deal with fees, packing and hassles. $300 on the frame, tops, and add the value of the parts. Just my 2 and YMMV & please lose those pedals.
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Old 07-19-20, 07:56 AM
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It is a Coors Light Team replica in very nice shape with the original spec'd group

I'd rotate the handlebars down a bit so that they are level to the ground

Raise the seatpost by an inch and a half

Find a matching tire, preferably a gum wall but all-black is fine too, just get both tires to match

Ask for $850, be happy with $750

Take a couple of photos similar to this

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Thanks again for the helpful responses.
I am about ready to go, but... gotta ride it a bit now. Probably the raciest bike that will ever pass thru my hands.
-NJg

EDIT: Sold to a happy buyer, with all proceeds going to a non-profit. Thanks again for the helpful responses.





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