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Are there any Ben Serotta '90s model wizards around?

Old 03-26-19, 04:29 AM
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Any Ben Serotta '90s models wizard around?

I have received a frame 2 weeks ago that shall be a Ben Serotta frame from the 90s. I am not sure, comparing the frame to pictures in the net didn't give me a total match.
I find some looking almost identical - but my has the 3 wire-guides on top of toptube - what ist quite unusual for the 90 models... maybe it's late '80s...
it has 130mm rear width, conical tubes, and when I am no Newbie anymore, I can give you visual details....
Rides like a charme, I completed it with a 6400 8x groupset. Couldn't use original fork, the shaft was shorted to match with a max 27mm stackheight headset.

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You ought re-ask this in the regular classic and vintage forum. This one is for valuations and as a result has less traffic.

They're like us (in fact, we are them, just a smaller subset) and will want pictures. Get yourself to ten posts first, and then post with pics. Reply to this for post #2 . You're one your way!

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Go to the Paceline forum and ask. It's the old Serotta foruma and lot's of smart folks there. They also have a section with the catalog scans for all years.

https://forums.thepaceline.net/forumdisplay.php?f=3
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Old 03-27-19, 02:04 AM
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Are there any Ben Serotta '90s model wizards around?

Originally Posted by Poguemahone View Post
You ought re-ask this in the regular classic and vintage forum. This one is for valuations and as a result has less traffic.
They're like us (in fact, we are them, just a smaller subset) and will want pictures.
I have received a frame 2 weeks ago that shall be a Ben Serotta frame from the 90s. I am not sure, comparing the frame to pictures in the net didn't give me a total match.
I find some looking almost identical - but my has the 3 wire-guides on top of toptube - what ist quite unusual for the 90 models... maybe it's late '80s...
it has 130mm rear width, conical tubes, and when I am no Newbie anymore, I can give you visual details....
Rides like a charme, I completed it with a 6400 8x groupset. Couldn't use original fork, the shaft was shorted to match with a max 27mm stackheight headset.

When I am not blocked anymore, I will add pictures, meanwhile there is one in the gallery
..... bikeforums.net/g/user/496723
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Old 03-27-19, 04:12 AM
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Serotta Colorado TG, tig welded steel frame. The Paceline forum, formerly the Serotta forum, has several catalog scans from Serotta. The Colorado TG is pictured in the 1992 catalog, but with a steel fork - not an aluminum fork as the OP’s. Not sure how many years they were available, but I don’t believe they were that great of a seller, and they seem to go for a bit less than their lugged siblings on eBay these days.

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Originally Posted by cb400bill View Post
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Thank you for assisting!
Is it a Serotta? If, what model and what build is of my interest. What irritates me is the fact of the wireguides on top of the toptube.

What I know about the history of the frame is, that the son of the seller bought it once (early 2000s) after it was refurbished by a professional in Germany (Agresti). It got powder coated (what I personally don't like on classic frames).
I guess the previous owner bought it w/o fork and found himself a fork afterwards. I have this (red) steel fork, but shaft is shortened to a headset possible with max 27mm - due to I decided for a 6400 group I had, i needed 36mm and replaced the fork by one I had (shame, aluminium) for riding. Actually it looks not far from the one that came with the frame (which I also don't really know if original), just aluminium like a bit fatter ... I want to ride and this makes it possible. Btw - first testride after assembly was that fun that it took me on a >1 hour ride, I just wanted go around 1 or 2 blocks.



Originally Posted by velomateo View Post
Serotta Colorado TG, tig welded steel frame. The Paceline forum, formerly the Serotta forum, has several catalog scans from Serotta. The Colorado TG is pictured in the 1992 catalog, but with a steel fork - not an aluminum fork as the OP’s. Not sure how many years they were available, but I don’t believe they were that great of a seller, and they seem to go for a bit less than their lugged siblings on eBay these days.




Super, already registered at paceline, but still not able to see tha catalogues there, still moderated. You were typing while I did, Serotta Colorado TG is it... great!
The fork is not the one I got with the frame, it's just a replacement to be able soon to ride, the other os too short shaft. So 1992 - 199x but a pro'lly short timerange?

I am already finished, can't reply before tomorrow.

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There should be a serial number stamped on the bottom bracket.

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my 90/91 De Rosa has the top tube guides if that is of any help at all
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Originally Posted by cb400bill View Post
Duplicate threads merged
Thx!
I was used from the german Bike-forum that the Thread "What is it, and what is it's worth" is for both... sry for the posting in wrong thread.


I was today able to post in ThePaceline.net! Thx! But, I guess the main Question was already answered here...


Originally Posted by mpetry912 View Post
There should be a serial number stamped on the bottom bracket.
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I will try to read, but the powder-coating covers it up pretty well.


Originally Posted by squirtdad View Post
my 90/91 De Rosa has the top tube guides if that is of any help at all
I was searchin the net picture wise "serotta '90s" and was finding almost 100% frames with wire thru toptube or on the side... that's why I thought that this fact was strange...

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