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Old 09-01-20, 03:18 PM
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I would be constantly on the lookout for an '80s Serotta frame, except that I've never seen one with clearance for anything more than about a 28 mm rear tire. I do own one Club Special frame; it's beautifully constructed, though not particularly lightweight -- about like a PX-10 in the same (pretty tall) frame size. I think the story is that, on larger frames, they mixed Columbus SLP and SL.
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Old 09-01-20, 07:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Erzulis Boat View Post
I have my own paint facilities, so it's decals and price of paint. Around 100 dollars typically all told.


This a SOMEC I did recently.

I just do the bikes in my collection that I want to keep and ride.
Well then, you’re way ahead of the game then.

The Somec looks beautiful, great color.
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Serotta Colorado 2

I have owned my Colorado 2 since 1992 and it was my primary bike for many years. It is my favorite riding steel bike and I have a bunch of nice ones. It has an amazingly smooth ride even with narrow clinchers and deep section rims. I have never tried it with tubulars wheels. I need to. Yet as smooth as the ride is the BB is stiff and it climbs really well. Great bike.




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Old 09-01-20, 08:06 PM
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I own this Colorado II along with quite a few Italian bikes. Nice bike but I am not sure I would choose this over any of them.

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Old 09-01-20, 08:56 PM
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$400?! an absolute steal.
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The "S" stand for sexy!!!

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Old 09-01-20, 09:08 PM
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Originally Posted by ooga-booga View Post
$400?! an absolute steal.
That is what I paid for mine.
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Old 09-01-20, 09:13 PM
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Originally Posted by rjhammett View Post
That is what I paid for mine.
a full bike like the op's...much less with vintage dura-ace? the serotta frames (non-ti or personalized/specialized) in decent condition are worth at least $400.

your frame looks like a 58 or 59 or 60...let me know if you get bored with it.
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Old 09-02-20, 02:46 AM
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Since this has turned into a bit of a "show us your Serotta" thread, here's mine.



I seem to have misjudged the proportion of Serotta-lovers to the unimpressed. I'm sure I've seen people with a sort of "Meh" attitude toward them, and I thought I saw that on this forum. I think they're pretty cool, but I'm still trying to find the right combination of components to really bond with mine. I've recently swapped in a different stem to improve the fit, upgraded to 700x25 tires (the widest that will fit), and 10-speed indexed Campy shifters. I need to ride it more like this to see how it works.
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Ok, I'll play too. My Colorado after a recent trail ride. Please don't mind the dirt...she cleans up nicely.
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Also Kelly Bedford, and Dave Wages/Ellis....

Originally Posted by bikingshearer View Post
If all Ben Serotta ever did was spawn Keeper of the Flame Dave Kirk, his place in the bike pantheon would be justified. But he did a lot more than that; everything I have heard says Serottas are excellent bikes.

$400 for that machine? Yeah, how could you not?
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Good enough for the SoS.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/john-ke...ist-1433105684
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Old 09-02-20, 01:41 PM
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Also Kelly Bedford, and Dave Wages/Ellis....
Yup, them too.
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Old 09-03-20, 05:18 AM
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What are the lettered designation indicate? There are fair number of frames on the bay and it is difficult to know which Colorado XX is what.
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Old 09-06-20, 10:39 PM
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I've only owned my Serotta Legend Ti for a short time, But I am very pleased with it, It's difficult to tell exactly when some were built, But I'm guessing mine is an early to mid 2000's


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Old 09-08-20, 10:01 AM
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It's a 1991 Serotta NHX with Columbus SLX tubing (confirmed) and the left side chainstay has the "S" curve. Right side CS is straight.

Serial 912XX.
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Old 09-08-20, 06:49 PM
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I commute and run around town on this CSI.




I'm collecting parts for this Winter/Serotta CSI.

Beautiful frameset!




It's been sitting for too long, but I think its time has come this winter.
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I've always looked at Serottas favorably, although I've never ridden one. But didn't his design studio shut down? Links to it from the blog page up above don't work.
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Paint is fully dry and ready to assemble. This was my first time trying the "snakeskin" accent, so I just did it very subtle. I had to correct a headbadge decal mistake, but other than that, the job went smoothly. This is done with automotive grade paint, so it is going to be very durable. This was my first time using the ultra-thin waterslide decals (Velocals) and I had some issues due to the learning curve.

I photographed my mistake, and the fixing process if anybody is interested.

Epoxy 2 part primer. "Psycho Green" base coat. Automotive 2 part clear.
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