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Serotta Atlanta owners?(6 posts)

Serotta Atlanta owners?Frank
Nov 18, 2001 6:02 PM
I am looking to purchase a near-new Serotta Atlanta. Any former/current owners who can tell me what their impressions are of the Atlanta? Thanks!
re: Serotta Atlanta owners?Tiger
Nov 18, 2001 6:25 PM
Before I bought a CSI, I looked at and rode an Atlanta. During that time I also rode several Lemonds and a Klein. While everyone has their preferences on material, ride characteristics, etc, the Atlanta had a great feel. Not super stiff, but very solid. I would recommend one if you can get it at a good price.
re: Serotta Atlanta owners?Birddog
Nov 18, 2001 8:14 PM
I have had mine built up for about 2 months now and I've probably put about 1,000 miles on it. 54 Serotta Atlanta with Reynolds Ouzo Pro fork, about half Dura Ace and half Ultegra.

In a word, it is super SMOOTH. The fork is a dream, and the frame is stiff in the BB yet the ride is compliant. I've noticed that when riding with my friends that I'm faster up the hills and I attribute this to the bb being stouter than the one on my old bike. I was always a little quicker, but now it seems to take less effort to be even quicker. It is difficult to be totally objective, but just my impression. The roads seem a little smoother now, and the handling, WOW the handling. It is like a bike should handle, I just didn't know it till now. On descents, it is tighter and faster, and I am much more confidant. It holds a tighter line with less effort. I guess it must be the tubes. Yeah that's it. "It's the tubes"

Are you the Frank from SE OK?
Enjoy,
Birddog
re: Serotta Atlanta owners?Frank
Nov 18, 2001 8:22 PM
Yes...frank121@icok.net...thanks for the responses.
A very happy Serotta Atlanta owner!davet
Nov 18, 2001 8:43 PM
Frank: I bought my Atlanta frameset and built it up in May of this year. In July I did a two day, two hundred mile ride in great comfort. I'm 60 and place a premium on a comfortable ride. I've since done three more century rides. I like the Atlanta so well I bought another Serotta. The Atlanta is stable, very good on rough roads and has a compliant ride that take the sharp jars out of the ride. A very good, relatively inexpensive, high quality steel bike.
Very happydano
Nov 18, 2001 10:40 PM
My Atlanta is a slightly older model with a flat-crown steel fork. Size is 60x60cm with a 140mm stem. I'm 6'3", 180lbs. I bought the bike slight used (less than 50 miles) with a 600 Ultegra 8-speed group. I like the ride of the bike so well that I knew I would keep the bike for a long while and that it deserves a top group. So almost immediately installed a Dura-Ace 9-speed group and sold the old Ultegra group. I really couldn't be happier with the bike. It is comfortable, smooth, straight, stable, and efficient. Finish quality is also very good. I don't know how the ride compares with a CSI, nor do I really care. I am very happy with the my Atlanta.