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FS: Early 80's Serotta Club Frameset- 58ish

Old 04-09-20, 09:28 AM
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FS: Early 80's Serotta Club Frameset- 58ish


This one stings, but its time for me to admit the top tube is a bit short for me. It was my first Serotta, beautifully built and rides like a dream (especially if it fits!). From what I can tell it's a Club from the early 1980s. The serial # was stamped on the inside of the drive-side dropout, and the last two digits (82) are the only ones visible. While it's an epic bike, it's not without its flaws. I rode it as an incognito commuter that I wasn't afraid to lock up, but it could use a full restoration to return it to its original glory.

The good
- Gorgeous legwork, expertly thinned
- Card suite fork blade reinforcement
- Great tire clearance 700c 32+ and I also ran it with 38c 650B with long reach calipers
- Serotta pantograph fork crown and seat stay caps
- Its an early Serotta!

The Bad
- Ding in the NDS top tube (about the size of a penny). Could be rolled out and/or filled
- Serotta decals are pretty much gone
- Driveside chainstay paint has some pretty good rash, does not cut into the metal however
- Top tube guides have some bubbling. They've never given me any trouble but could stand to be replaced if you we're to repaint.
- Paint is pretty thrashed with a few misc scrapes etc and minor surface rust. Again, nothing structural.

Measuments as taken by me:

Top tube 57.5cm ctc
Seat tube 59.5 cmc stc 61 cm ctt
Head tube 18cm
Chainstays 42cm
STA 74 HTA 73.5
Reach 40cm
Stack 59.5cm

Not sure where to put this, but I'll start by asking $225 shipped CONUS as pictured for the frame, fork, Dura Ace headset and bottle cage.

You can see a few build iterations in my thread here and lots of pics HERE

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not sure if I am happy or not that it is too big....this would be a heck of a rider
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I would likely be sending you money if this was a ~56 cm TT. GLWS!
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I am both glad and bummed that I missed this.
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