View Full Version : Link to good forum CdA reviews

05-13-2013, 11:24 AM
Thinking about this frame lately. Are there some good threads about CdA ride quality, 'sensations,' out there? Please post a link if you know of some.

I've done a search, but there are a lot of threads. Not sure which ones just mention the CdA in passing and which ones are good reviews.



05-13-2013, 01:07 PM
http://bethelcycle.com/articles/serottas-heart-of-steel-bike-review-pg235.htm keep in mind this is from a shop that sells or sold Serotta's. I have CdA, a great bike. from roadbikereview.com http://www.roadbikereview.com/cat/latest-bikes/road-bike/serotta-sports-inc/coeur-d-acier/prd_321148_5668crx.aspx

Ken Robb
05-13-2013, 02:12 PM
Well the CSi was THE bike standard to which Ben compared all new frames to judge their ride and handling. The Colorado III was functionally identical but was less expensive because it was tigged instead of lugged/brazed.

The CDA was the successor to the C III offering carbon stays as an option.

Where this leads me is the belief that a CDA is very likely to be a terrific bike as long as the fit is correct. Many of them were custom(no up-charge) so it's difficult to find a definitive review of the very one you are considering but if you like the description in the old catalogs in this forum you will probably be happy with the bike.

05-13-2013, 02:55 PM
Thanks for the info. I'm looking at a used one and can't get all the geo info, so it's a bit of a problem (spot of bother, as Paul Sherwen would say). May try contacting Serotta with the serial number and see if they'd share info on geo.


05-13-2013, 02:59 PM
use the cataloque section of the forum. you could find it, open several. http://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=99078

05-13-2013, 03:24 PM
Haven't there been threads describing how much of Serotta's individual geo records are scribbled on the backs of matchbook covers, beer mug coasters, red lipstick stained napkins and the like, and that's why they are only available for exorbitant no promises hourly rate fees? :D