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Serotta team coors light with made in italy cinelli frame??!

Old 10-25-18, 03:51 PM
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Serotta team coors light with made in italy cinelli frame??!

I found this at a local thrift store yesterday - the spokes were broken on both rims so that may be why it was priced at only $39.95!
But when I got it home & started photographing it, I found it was stamped CINELLI Made in Italy on the underside next to the serial number??!
What do I have? Is it a copy?
It has Dura Ace groupset & a sticker which says the frame is Columbus SLX
Is it a SLX frame?
Is it a Serotta Coors Light?
I'd greatly appreciate any help; - I don't want to sell a copy for the real thing.
Thank you in advance







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Old 10-25-18, 04:07 PM
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I'm no Serotta expert, but the 'S' on the brake bridge indicates it is indeed a Serotta, with a Cinelli bottom bracket shell. Can't believe you found that for $40.
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Old 10-25-18, 04:21 PM
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The Cinelli marking is for the bottom bracket shell. You got yourself a Serotta. No worries there.
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Old 10-25-18, 04:54 PM
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Originally Posted by miamibeachcg View Post
I found this at a local thrift store yesterday - the spokes were broken on both rims so that may be why it was priced at only $39.95!
But when I got it home & started photographing it, I found it was stamped CINELLI Made in Italy on the underside next to the serial number??!
What do I have? Is it a copy?
It has Dura Ace groupset & a sticker which says the frame is Columbus SLX
Is it a SLX frame?
Is it a Serotta Coors Light?
I'd greatly appreciate any help; I already posted it on eBay and already have 2 offers - I don't want to sell a copy for the real thing.
Thank you in advance






You shouldn't be selling this at all, imho.

Copy, replica or whatever, this is dang cool!
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Old 10-25-18, 05:03 PM
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Nice find. Personally, I would sell it. I had a Serotta and it was a great bike, but I don't want something to hang on the wall. This one is definitely cool, however, if it is not the right bike, then sell it to someone that is looking for this type of bike and take the money and do something good with it.

Nice handle bars, too. This could be a great bike to the right person.
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'S' for panto Serotta surely sells superior at the seashore. Noted on the brake bridge. Circa 1990?? Thought the fancy pantsy tubing on these were called Columbus 'Colorado II'. Same as SLX?? Any markings on the top of the fork crown?

Get some hot tubulars on it. Sub 20 lbs.
Me like!

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Old 10-25-18, 06:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Mule View Post
Nice handle bars, too.
For when riding in the drops just isn't enough.
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It's not a copy. My Serotta has the same BB shell, probably has Cinelli lugs, too.

Clean it up, take all that extra garbage off of it, and make a bike out of it.

Clean shiny frame.
Clean shiny (not black) seat post and stem. It has enough colors now.
Clean shiny components, which is what those DA bits will become.
Be patient, 7402 hubs laced to some nice rims, with the UG/HG freehub.
Black with red trim Prologo saddle.
Black with red lines Cinelli wrap.
New cables, red Jagwire housing,

Ride it like you stole it. Because you did. Or, sell it to someone who will get a kick out of it.
Either way, glad you rescued it. Destiny for the bike.

Welcome to the forum.
Perhaps you'll make some old guy's or gal's day who once rode one in competition.
That feeling is better than money.
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
That feeling is better than money.
Too late. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Serotta-Tea...0Zyn:rk:1:pf:0
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Ambitious price for a dirty bike. Put some work in already.
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Old 10-26-18, 08:48 AM
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Ambitious price for a dirty bike. Put some work in already.
Agreed, should have been cleaned up a bit. With all the extra's thought I think it's a pretty good deal.
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Old 10-26-18, 09:00 AM
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I believe op is asking if an actual team raced bike (custom) vs replica for mass. Hard to say, that fork is different from other actual team riders but the frame does look correct (no pump peg). I think the 650 price with the hardware is fair and you should get is easily enough, just wait a few more days!

The rear seat stays do not match actual team riders, that and the semi-normal looking SN makes me think a replica, but you have it priced at that level of a replica vs actual team which I assume would be 1500-2k or so..............Miami does seem like the type of place you would find these sort of deals, rich dude dies and garage is sent to goodwill!

So I looked around a bit even though not a Serotta expert....and this bike seems like a mystery. Lacks typical Serotta SN scheme though mid 80s it might,, lacks typical team seat stay, fork appears sloping? Does not seem to fit many Serottas though maybe mid 80s... though the color scheme and decals seem to match perfectly to team era. I guess maybe somebody with cash could have sent in their older Serotta for an upgraded paint job? You should post to the Serotta paceline forum as they could probably tell you for sure what exactly that frame is. I glanced through the SN decoded serotta thread and a few other SN like yours are guessed to be mid 80s Nova or Club Special...so maybe a 1984 frame of one of those sent back in 90+- for repaint and hardware upgrade????

I would update your ebay post to include serial number and verbage to something like "unknown serotta frame painted/decaled in team colors"

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I'm not sure why the OP wanted to sell this bike so quickly. Its really interesting and would look great built-up. Fit problem?

I would have at least taken an hour or so to strip the parts off and clean it up. That would make it more sellable and maybe bring in more money to. Oh well, its pretty cool and should sell as is eventually to the right person.
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A quick view of recent posts - seems like a lot of flipping
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This frame looks like an earlier Serotta Nova X that was resprayed in Coors Light livery. I’m fairly certain the 4 in the S/N would indicate 1984 build year. Nice bike, it’s been a long time since I’ve had a deal like that.
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I think it's really ugly, in that cool, late-80s kinda way. But those bars, LOL. Anyway, pretty neat find for $40. I would have bought it. too.
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