Thank you for the comments. It is indeed a clean frame. It has great propertions and the MaxOR tubing is a joy for the eye. Glitter black met paint and decals - everything is good. Something for people who have seen anything and developed a more mature taste. For connaisseurs so to say.
Referring to my latest post: I currently suffer from a kind of hip problem. Normally bikes with lots of setback are my cup of tea, but guess what works for me now ....exactly, the upright Serotta!
Took it off road today. It is a nervous ride. The fast single tracks here in the dunes are very bumpy and there are a lot sandy spots at the moment. The Serotta, makes me experience them like I am on a wild horse. The 1.9 tyres also don't help much. The Serotta is the most agile bike I ever rode.
In my 1st post I mentioned it is pretty much finished for now. Well, I think some things will be changed soon. 1st is the red Tacx bottle cage. I will swap it for a black Profile. I think a black looks nicer, but moreover the Tacx is pretty crap. It simply doesn't hold my bottle on the bumpy sections. Had more disappointing experiences with Tacx. They are that bad that I almost feel ashamed I am Dutch
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There is room left for improvement in the braking department. Nothing wrong with performance, it is actually very good. The looks are a bit nah nah. Think I keep the setup the upcoming time though. What is more likely I will change is the forks. I have several Switchblades laying around and I reasoned it would look killer!
Another thing to get rid off are the wheels. For in case nobody noticed, it are about the crapiest wheels you can think of. They normally come in bikes of 100 euros or so. Can you imagine I wun a BOTM with this
Especially the front hub is a disaster. 5 balls fitted ring on each side, non sealed. I placed 9 balls back, loose. Of course this not a long run solution. Will ride the wheels very hard, trash them ...and I have already a very decent XT/high black rim wheelset waiting.
Oh uh ...and a more period correct seat would be nice. Enough laying around, the next pics will unveil what I decided for