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Old 10-26-10, 07:50 AM
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Serotta Colorado III

Hey guys,

I have the option to purchase a Serotta Colorado III frame with Reynolds Ouzo Pro Carbon Fiber fork for around $500. The top tube is a little scratched, but otherwise the frame is in good condition. Does anybody have any experience with this frame? What do you think?
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Old 10-26-10, 07:52 AM
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i've never heard anyone say anything but good things about all serottas. if it fits you and isnt damaged, buy with confidence.
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It is a great frame with a great fork. I have a Serotta CR which is very similar (even the color), except it is lugged construction, and also a Serotta Legend. Both are wonderful riding bikes. I think $500 is a fair price if the condition is as you described. I don't know why the top tube is so scratched up, but that is cosmetic and can be touched up. Highly recommended!
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Really? Nobody is going to convince me it's not a good deal? You guys are killing me!
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Deal!

So thanks to Steve and AngryScientist, I pulled the trigger and bought the frame and fork. Paid 475 for it, the only real signs of wear are the paint scratches on the top tube (pictured in original post). I'm pretty excited! Can't wait to start building this thing up! Here are some more pics. I'm interested in hearing what you all think!

EDIT: Also wanted to know if anybody had any suggestions as to what I could do to touch up that top tube, it's really an eyesore on an otherwise GORGEOUS frame!
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Looks nice!

there is also this one wit King headset for $550, good price.

https://www.velocipedesalon.com/forum...set-17962.html

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Originally Posted by Fajaz
So thanks to Steve and AngryScientist, I pulled the trigger and bought the frame and fork. Paid 475 for it, the only real signs of wear are the paint scratches on the top tube (pictured in original post). I'm pretty excited! Can't wait to start building this thing up! Here are some more pics. I'm interested in hearing what you all think!

EDIT: Also wanted to know if anybody had any suggestions as to what I could do to touch up that top tube, it's really an eyesore on an otherwise GORGEOUS frame!
Send it back to Serotta and they'll take care of it, for a fee.

I visited the Serotta factory in Saratoga Springs NY this past summer and they really put a lot of care into their frames. All the bits are made by them on CNC machines, except the carbon. Frames are assembled by hand, painted by hand. The carbon is also done internally. I was drooling at all the stuff. My wife was with me and even she was impressed, but the answer was no.
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Originally Posted by Fajaz
So thanks to Steve and AngryScientist, I pulled the trigger and bought the frame and fork. Paid 475 for it, the only real signs of wear are the paint scratches on the top tube (pictured in original post). I'm pretty excited! Can't wait to start building this thing up! Here are some more pics. I'm interested in hearing what you all think!

EDIT: Also wanted to know if anybody had any suggestions as to what I could do to touch up that top tube, it's really an eyesore on an otherwise GORGEOUS frame!
Nice frame. I think I'd look for a powder coating company and see if I could get the original color and locate some new decals. Cheap and would be quite durable.
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Very nice frame and fork. I have the same fork on my Serotta and it rides great. Find someone local that can touch up the frame. Sending it to Serotta to paint will cost more than you paid for it. They are not in the repaint/repair business, they will do it, but they charge enough to make it worth their effort.

Have fun with your build and I am sure you will enjoy the ride.

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Nice frame. I think I'd look for a powder coating company and see if I could get the original color and locate some new decals. Cheap and would be quite durable.
Interesting...any suggestions on where to get it done? I know a person that had his frame painted at an auto-body shop, but would they be able to duplicate (as closely as possible) the current paintjob?

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Very nice frame and fork. I have the same fork on my Serotta and it rides great. Find someone local that can touch up the frame. Sending it to Serotta to paint will cost more than you paid for it. They are not in the repaint/repair business, they will do it, but they charge enough to make it worth their effort.

Have fun with your build and I am sure you will enjoy the ride.

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Awesome! Great to hear you like it. I'm starting work on it this weekend, can't wait.
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Originally Posted by Fajaz
Interesting...any suggestions on where to get it done?
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Great fork, by the way.
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