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Old 09-04-23, 11:40 AM
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Serotta On The Road

Long, long ago in a galaxy far, far away I decided I wanted to build a bike loaded with titanium pieces. A couple years ago I started accumulating the bits from around the world and recently decided that it was time to empty that box of parts onto a frame. I had intended to use one of the Masi but this Serotta frame showed up on the LA craigslist 53cm, SL, reasonable condition, and reasonable price. Seemed like it was fated. It looks to be a 1985 by the serial. Just right.

So I cleaned it up and over a few mo put it all together. Thot that the threadless adapter was the way to go but that might not stay. Mostly DuraAce 7700 for the Ti stuff. Was something of a PITA to get all the pieces together but there was no hurry so it worked out OK so far. Took it for a ride around the block for the first time yesterday. Im liking it. Few more short rides to get everything settled in and were good to go.

I had a sorta target from ages ago of steel frameset, no carbon, clincher wheels, and 18lbs. I know, carbon seatpost. And as it is in the pix, rideable, it weighs 17.65lbs on the digital scale.

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Nice build! Beautiful Serotta!
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Quick update

A couple 20 milers have gotten everything happily adjusted fit-wise. I can feel the bonding. Wish that I'd had the bucks for it forty years ago hahaha
Probably have to do the new decals thing next summer just cos.

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Cool build. Glad it's working out. What are the Ti bits on this build?
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Serotta makes nice bikes.
I have a TG steel Colorado and had a TI Colorado.
Why not go all TI if that is your desire?
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The seatpost adjustment screws, the seatpost binder bolt, and had the derailleurs' adjustment screws are still steel. Bearings in the BB and headset, couple washers are steel. Everything else is Ti or Al. Just a matter of finding replacements for the little screws now.
Had to be on a steel frameset to count. hahaha
And to be completely honest, I have less than half of what I sold a box of old Campy parts for in the entire bike. Shop smart !

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Originally Posted by Steel Charlie
The seatpost adjustment screws, the seatpost binder bolt, and had the derailleurs' adjustment screws are still steel. Bearings in the BB and headset, couple washers are steel. Everything else is Ti or Al. Just a matter of finding replacements for the little screws now.
Had to be on a steel frameset to count. hahaha
A TI stem and seat post would make the most diff.
I like the TI Campy breaks.
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