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Old 12-19-16, 04:03 PM
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1985 Serotta / Murray frame set

I purchased this frameset today, any ideas on getting the history? I.e. Was it used in competition and who was it made for?





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Old 12-19-16, 04:17 PM
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This looks to be one of the Team 7-Eleven bikes from 84-86, this on has the super cool 84 Olympic seat post, as far As I know these were basically competition bikes and not retailed so it was likely originally owned by one of the team riders or members. Very cool piece of cycling history.
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Old 12-19-16, 05:15 PM
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Is that a rider's name on the top tube?
Edit, seems to just say its Campy equiped...

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Old 12-19-16, 05:24 PM
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Originally Posted by randomgear View Post
Is that a rider's name on the top tube?
Campagnolo equipped;


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Old 12-19-16, 05:28 PM
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i'm sure the history of your bike is fascinating! great catch!
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Old 12-19-16, 05:50 PM
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Remove that Shimano bottom bracket immediately.
Nice find.
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Old 12-19-16, 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted by repechage View Post
Remove that Shimano bottom bracket immediately.
Nice find.
The headset is Shimano too
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Old 12-19-16, 07:42 PM
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Damn. Great pick up.
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Left seatstay is bent. What is written in white on the right chainstay? I can't read that. Serotta?
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Old 12-20-16, 05:06 AM
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Yep. Serotta.
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Most years 7-11 rode on Dura-Ace.....
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Old 12-20-16, 06:02 AM
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Originally Posted by thumpism View Post
Left seatstay is bent. What is written in white on the right chainstay? I can't read that. Serotta?
Correct; it's a Serotta decal


The left chain stay does have a bend in it; it's a pretty mild bend, I'm hoping to get it straightened at a competent bike shop and if it can't it will be a neat wall hanger.

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Old 12-20-16, 06:49 AM
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Wow, what a unique bike.

Hopefully the seatstay can simply be straightened and realigned.

If not, it can be replaced, but then you'd loose some chrome and red paint, but maybe it could be done conservatively, only requiring touch-up painting.
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Old 12-20-16, 07:02 AM
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BB appears to be octalink series 1 either DA or Ultegra.
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Old 12-20-16, 07:25 AM
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as long as it's not crimped, the seat stay should straighten fine.
Knew you had found this Tad, but didn't get the pavement-pounding story to find it - tell me about it on our next ride...
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Old 12-20-16, 11:14 AM
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Such a great score, I'm envious, and that seat post is so cool. That seat stay looks fixable. Please post pics, when you get it built up.

I would guess Olympic team bike, not early 7/11.
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Old 12-20-16, 12:52 PM
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I wrote to Serotta not too long ago about a serial number and they responded with good info - might be a good place to start...
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I wrote to Serotta not too long ago about a serial number and they responded with good info - might be a good place to start...
That might prove to be difficult... I don't know who, if anyone, retained serial number information after Serotta shut down.
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Old 12-20-16, 04:35 PM
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Way neat! Premium C&V cred, piece of US cycling history, Olympic's, first of's, etc.. No doubt a reputable frame builder could sort it out and align. Worth building to near original spec.

Check out Matt Gorski's '84
[IMG]IMG_6104 by Matthew Gorski, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Old 12-20-16, 04:50 PM
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Originally Posted by velomateo View Post
Such a great score, I'm envious, and that seat post is so cool. That seat stay looks fixable. Please post pics, when you get it built up.

I would guess Olympic team bike, not early 7/11.
I think the Olympic seat post is interesting but the limited information I've found on line suggests the first number of the serial number is the year of manufacture; if that is true this bike has a s/n 51228 (1985?).
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Keep in mind a lot of things/vehicles/bikes etc. model year comes out the year before ie= 85 could have come out in 84, just sayin.


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I think the Olympic seat post is interesting but the limited information I've found on line suggests the first number of the serial number is the year of manufacture; if that is true this bike has a s/n 51228 (1985?).
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Old 12-20-16, 06:21 PM
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That is a super cool find....congrats!
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Are you certain the seatstay isn't supposed to have that bend? I know Serotta used some interesting shapes in their stays.
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Old 12-20-16, 07:12 PM
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I just got off the phone with Tad - he paid wall-art price for the frame...
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Old 12-21-16, 07:42 AM
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FWIW, the frame has the early 1986 team livery. The 1984 and 1985 versions did not have the white panels. The later 1986 team bicycles had white forks and stays, as opposed to chrome.
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