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 Post subject: Serotta Colorado
PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 2:26 pm 
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I am currently looking into switching to a steel frame and found this one on ebay http://cgi.ebay.de/Serotta-Rennrad_W0QQitemZ190307320520QQihZ009QQcategoryZ9194QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem. Does anyone know anything about serotta? as it is german i will translate the bits. he writes that in 1997 it was one of the best steel frames available and handmade in the US. apparently this one is from a series limited to 480 bikes.

it is exactly what i am looking for and my size but unsure about the quality.

thanks in advance

moritz


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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 2:34 pm 
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Regarding the quality of Serotta: it is one of the best out there


small translation:
It is size L, which means that is has a long top tube, height is 59cm.
According to the seller this was a limited edion of only 480 pieces.
Serotta build their frames by hand and still do.
It has some some visable marks from the normal use.


looks nice to me..


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Top US builder of both Road and MTB. Didn't he supply the bikes for the US Olympic team for a while?


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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 3:26 pm 
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They were supplier of the 7-eleven team
most succesfull US team ever

And in 84 the official US Olympic bike

And a lot more....


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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 7:52 pm 
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I can vouch, serotta is top notch. my neighbor has one decked out in full campy, god its so nice; and the craftsmanship is second to none.


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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 4:16 pm 
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what they said.

an absolutely meticulous builder. there were a lot more than 480 colorados made however. fantastic bike.


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