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 Post subject: Re: Nigel the work bike.
PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:55 pm 
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Just been taking a look at some other serotta's and from what I can see , mine is almost the same shape as these ones :arrow: http://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=26977 and http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/bik/3982716122.html only differences I can see is , 1, the part behind the crank, I'm assuming this is the 'chainstay' is not as wide/flat as the one in the link's above and other Serotta's I've seen so far, and that brake noodle guide on mine is different.

Further investigation looms


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 Post subject: Re: Nigel the work bike.
PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 4:01 pm 
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Perhaps you could look for the serial number which may give some clue? This thread shows a T Max with serial number discussed (doesn't appear to have chainstay bridge) viewtopic.php?f=6&t=259233


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 Post subject: Re: Nigel the work bike.
PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 4:33 pm 
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Already on the serial number hunt. :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Nigel the work bike.
PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 5:01 pm 
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Cleaned off the grime and dirt to reveal this number

from what I can see its BS 8943 004P ? does this mean anything as I can't find any reference anywhere ?


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 Post subject: Re: Nigel the work bike.
PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 5:26 pm 
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That's much too nice to be a "work" bike.

Am I the only one thinking that this bike has been upgraded at some point? Those bottle bosses on the seat tube sure seem to hint that it was originally intended for a bottom swing mech as opposed to the top swing affair it's carrying now.


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 Post subject: Re: Nigel the work bike.
PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:24 pm 
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Looks a good find that will need a bit of work. The front mech is currently placed far too high which may give a strange impression about the bottle cage bosses.


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 Post subject: Re: Nigel the work bike.
PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:36 pm 
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Are we sure that's not a 1990/1991 Explosif?
Certainly looks like one.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 1:14 pm 
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Had an early finish from work and managed to squeeze in 5 to take some better photos

Not sure what I've bought ,what make it is or if its worth all the bother , as I spent most of the night shift researching and trying to find some link , thread of information, but absolutely zilch :( , if it is a serotta then I cannot find any pictures with a rear brake guide like this :arrow:

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The tubes, really seem to be put together well , I'm sure are Max Or Columbus made, which from my initial impression after a spin of this bike are quite nice, very racy position , seems very direct and wants to just Go, which is nice , but not sure if I can do the bike justice or indeed if I should just use the parts off nigel for my Univega, which was my initial plan ?


Anyway , time to ponder :)

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 1:18 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 1:19 pm 
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You can see it has a seatpost sleeve now, so it's not an Explosif. Did early Brodie frames have a sleeve?
XTR M95x titanium cassette too.


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