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Serotta Atlanta

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Cinelli Giro d'Italia 40 cm/ Cinelli XA 10 cm

Serotta Steel/Campagnolo Record

Campagnolo Chorus/Mavic Open 4 CD 32h

Campagnolo Chorus/Mavic Open 4 CD 32h

Campagnolo Chorus/ Campagnolo Chorus

Selle Flite re-issue/Campagnolo Record

Look/Campagnolo Veloce

Campagnolo Centaur/ Campagnolo Chorus

Campagnolo Chorus/Campagnolo Centaur

53/39 x 12-25 10 speed


Completed building-up this bike this winter and it spent some miles on the trainer. Another American frame that I've been eyeing over the years. While not their top-level frame, it had been well received by riders, it this was a a fun project to complete. A mix of my favorite parts group, wheelset borrowed from another bike, I plan to build this wheel myself.

People who friended this bike Stelvio, cg3288, juicemankilla, Mancha150, stalag13, campystamp, bougli, vqstaphbeard

Nice Serotta

Really good looking bike you got there.

Same as with the 3Rensho:

Same as with the 3Rensho: excellent bike but the saddle height totally ruins it.

Saddle height

I know, that bothered me too. Thanks for the comment. But it is what it is, a frame larger that I normally ride. Since it doesn't bother me when I ride, I can live with it. If anyone wants to trade a 53cm for a 54 cm, let me know. Cheers.

My understanding is that

My understanding is that these older steel frames had a longer ST length than the top tube. Look at my paramount: the seat tube is 61cm center to top, but the top tube is 56cm. So the amount of seat post I can show is greatly reduced. Back then, deeper drops were also more common, so saddle to bar drop that you are asking for was not as desirable

I've been on a roadbike

I've been on a roadbike since 1988 and - though you're right that in that era bikes showed less seatpost - I can assure you that back in those days a saddle height and saddle-handlebar drop like this was also odd.

EDIT: take a look at Laurent Fignon back in 1992

I guess you are right. I am

I guess you are right. I am just intrigued by how sizing on the late 1980s frames worked for most people...

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