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Taking yet another new bike leap ...(19 posts)

Taking yet another new bike leap ...Elefantino
Mar 21, 2002 10:55 PM
After much mulling over my Friday-at-11:45-a.m.-to-be-decided future (sugery or no surgery), I decided that, naturally, the only way to calm my fears was to buy another bike.

It also became clear to me that with a four-time surgeried back, a super-stiff aluminum sprint platform with 40 cm chain stays is probably not the bike for me any more.

So I am regressing, somewhat. Several years ago I was custom fit for a Serotta and then didn't buy one, opting to keep my KHS steel for another year and then I bought the OCLV.

Now I have purchased that same dimension Serotta, an Atlanta that was built the same measurements for someone else who didn't like it. Practically brand new, JP Weigle treated, frame, fork, headset and stem.

Two-tone red to yellow, the classic Serotta look. I was so golly-geed by the whole thing that I bought some yellow specked Profile bar tape, too.

At the same time, this looks like the end of the line for the S-Works M4. I'll strip the Dura-Ace/Ultegra parts, most of which have little or no use, and plop them on the Serotta. So I'll probably be selling a 62 cm S-Works frame, like new, with fork, stem, seatpost and seat, sometime soon.

I am a Serotta owner. Waited a long time to be able to say that.


PS: Think pink will look good on this?
forget about pinkStarliner
Mar 21, 2002 11:07 PM
that frame calls for a devil's outfit

it took some time, but
you now own a Serotta
congrats on your buy
here's what to wearStarliner
Mar 23, 2002 9:21 AM
Pink will look greatIAM
Mar 21, 2002 11:47 PM
Although it could be considered a fashion faux paus, I think it would be great.
After all you have been through it sounds like it's your victory outfit. It has to be done.
Good luck and a speedy recovery.
Oh yeah, nice ride.
2 things come to mind when i think of pink. firstly Elefantino..Spirito di Finocchio
Mar 22, 2002 2:17 AM
and secondly la gazzetta.

the rest of you dirty minded sinners need to confess and atone.
That frame is the one I have been looking at too...Slipstream
Mar 22, 2002 5:09 AM
to replace my KHS. Serotta's are one sweet ride.

btw. Are you going to wear pink bibs or red/black ones? with or w/o jersey?
re: Taking yet another new bike leap ...madstork
Mar 22, 2002 5:34 AM
Congrats on a fine frame! I think this is the same frame I watched on ebay. Had my interest as it's my size but I already have a steel bike. Naturally, your S-Works frame sounds interesting too. Is it a 1" or 1 1/8' headset? And, most importantly, what color? :-)

Hope all is well and goes well with your back. Three members of my club have suffered recently with back problems, keeping them off their bikes. Best of luck to you today.

re: Taking yet another new bike leap ...Elefantino
Mar 22, 2002 5:58 AM
The buyer called me at 11 p.m. last night and we talked for an hour (!) before he agreed to the sale. I'm really excited about it, because I was looking to get a steel bike and get my stable back to 3 bikes again. (I sold the Giant, what a cruddy bike for me.) But the boss tells me that two bikes is enough, so the S-Works goes. (I'll never sell the Trek.)

The S-Works is a 1-inch threadless headset (Campy Record) with a Salsa stem, Zoom post, SBG Comp seat (new), and a Profile Carbon BSC fork. If you want, I'll send you a pic. (The bike is still built up; I'm taking the DA-Ultegra group off and putting it on the Serotta.)


PS to the board: I'm not spamming a sale here. The Stork asked me!
Pink what?Alex-in-Evanston
Mar 22, 2002 5:42 AM
Pink jersey? Pink bar tape? Pinko communist bed-wetter?

Hmmmm, I don't know about any of those. I think green is a good accenting color for red and yellow, but nobody makes green clothes/tape/saddles. Celeste/Michelin green don't count.

Davis Phiney would be proud (NM)RayBan
Mar 22, 2002 6:03 AM
THE bike...colker
Mar 22, 2002 6:33 AM
waaahhh. that's my style man. steel, red, yellow. it's a stell fork as well? aaahhhh...
sdeakls sells a cinelli ti post that would compliment this frame perfectly. maybe a san marco regal on top cause you are big.such a comfortable saddle. stronglight headset.. cinelli stem and bar. since you will be spinning a lot, maybe the logic crankset with low gearing that rivendell is selling...
nice move...
Me thinks Voler is selling Green kitLone Gunman
Mar 22, 2002 6:46 AM
I know they have red and royal blue and Yellow!!!
Nice ride...DINOSAUR
Mar 22, 2002 7:06 AM
Nice frame, I'm sure you will be very happy with it. I'm going back to steel also. As for the pink jersey, you have far too much time on your hands if you mull over stuff like this. But, pink is pretty darn visible, but I don't think I could wear that color unless someone gave me a free jersey.
Hope you are back to riding soon, I know it's tough not being able to ride. Glad you are sticking with it, here's to a quick recovery..Pink shorts also? Or just jersey, maybe just a pink jersey wouldn't be bad, now that I think about sticks out like a sore thumb (ever see a pink car?) hmmmmm how come no pink fire trucks?
pink cars=mary kay salespeople (nm)ColnagoFE
Mar 22, 2002 8:10 AM
I might be interested in the S-works??chopper
Mar 22, 2002 9:02 AM
How are you planning on selling it?
I sell everything on eBayElefantino
Mar 22, 2002 2:46 PM
But I won't be listing the S-Works for a few weeks. The Serotta will take about a week to get here, then I need to build it. (After all these years, it'll be my first build.) Because of my bad back, that may require some help or some additional time. But I'm planning on first stripping the S-Works.
Hope you don't need surgerykenyee
Mar 22, 2002 9:11 AM
That would suck. :-P

Classic Serotta colors. I'm jealous. Let us know how it rides when you get back out there...
Looks like old style standard gauge tubing.Sintesi
Mar 22, 2002 9:40 AM
Do they do anything fancy with the tubing shapes, i.e., ovalize or oversize at the joints? Or is this purely "old school." design.

Just curious.
C4 triple butted tubing, I believe. (nm)Elefantino
Mar 22, 2002 2:43 PM