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temeyone
05-04-2018, 10:04 PM
Here's one I said I'd never sell, but an assortment of major life events is forcing the sale (not to worry, these are good life events! Just expensive...). In any case, it's a BEAUTIFUL Serotta Club Special, late 70s/early 80s era based on frame fittings. Super long point carved lugs, flat fork crown, scalloped seatstay caps...the craftsmanship is phenomenal. Frame is in great shape, and although there are some scuffs and minor chips, it's in superb condition given its age, and there's really no corrosion to be found. Some normal wear to components, but nothing worth mentioning other than some scrapes on the rear rim from a poor job of padding when transporting it to storage. It's been really well-kept.
The parts are kind of a who's who of durable, well-funtioning touring/dirt road-worthy componentry of the era - MAFAC GT (in gold!) centerpulls/levers, Sugino Mighty Comp cranks (171mm), Suntour VX/Compe V derailleurs and shifters, Campy Nuovo Tipo high flange hubs built to Rigida 13-19 700c rims (fresh Paselas mounted), 3TTT Record stem and Superleggera bars (85mm/40cm) and very rare 3TTT seatpost attached to a custom carved Ideale leather saddle with bag loops. Campy TT cable guides, MAFAC rear cable guide. This is a really, REALLY great bike. I don't think you'll ever come across another quite like this, in this condition, with this caliber of parts.

57cm ST, 55cm TT (both c-t-c), 150mm HT

*NOW $925 net. Hoping to sell to someone in the NYC area, but will ship via BikeFlights if needed at buyer's cost.

temeyone
05-04-2018, 10:06 PM
And some more photos

Andy sti
05-04-2018, 10:09 PM
Beautiful and so cool!

rccardr
05-05-2018, 04:13 AM
There's your plug-and-play Eroica bike, right there.

weisan
05-05-2018, 05:04 AM
An important piece of history in American framebuilding, certainly worth more than the asking price. Unfortunately, I don't have any more room for another bike. I mean, I literally ran out of space. :D

spinarelli
05-05-2018, 11:19 AM
Gold mafac, nice!

bobswire
05-05-2018, 11:24 AM
That bike is simply irresistible (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrGw_cOgwa8).

temeyone
05-06-2018, 06:55 PM
Just as an FYI, 28mm tires currently mounted with tons of room left. Meant for fenders, but will run at least 35s without.

Andrevich4
05-06-2018, 10:00 PM
How is this bike still here? That's awesome in the sort of way that I didn't know I needed a bike like this til it popped up.

Hilltopperny
05-07-2018, 04:09 PM
Not my size, but man that is an awesome bike. I briefly owned a Ben built tandem that I later found out he built for his own use. It was one of the nicest and coolest steel bikes I've ever seen. Really like the build as well.

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temeyone
05-16-2018, 03:56 PM
Plenty of interested parties but this is still around. Happy to meet up with any local NYC folks who want to take a look/test ride it.

redearedslider5
05-16-2018, 05:59 PM
Interested in the frame/fork/headset if you decide to part out.

temeyone
05-26-2018, 12:23 PM
Sorry, trying to limit this to sale as a complete right now, but I'll let you know if that changes :cool:

temeyone
06-13-2018, 12:38 PM
Dropping this to $1350 net, shipping optional

temeyone
06-22-2018, 10:55 AM
Big drop to $1250 net plus ship

temeyone
06-26-2018, 05:59 PM
Up again!

temeyone
07-03-2018, 11:49 AM
Feels like 100 degrees in NYC right now, but would feel a lot cooler if someone bought this amazing bike!

temeyone
07-14-2018, 12:05 PM
Been a while, time to bump for a gorgeous all-rounder

redearedslider5
07-14-2018, 02:49 PM
Sorry, trying to limit this to sale as a complete right now, but I'll let you know if that changes :cool:

Has this changed?

temeyone
07-14-2018, 04:52 PM
Not yet! I would be so heartbroken to see this all split up.

temeyone
08-08-2018, 08:45 PM
Ok, anyone interested at $1200?

temeyone
08-19-2018, 07:43 PM
Price dropped to $1150! I honestly can't go much lower but really could free up the space

weisan
08-19-2018, 07:55 PM
Price dropped to $1150! I honestly can't go much lower but really could free up the space

Ben should buy it back and use it at trade shows.

redearedslider5
08-19-2018, 08:07 PM
Has this changed?

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binxnyrwarrsoul
08-19-2018, 08:13 PM
This belongs in a museum. Or on someone's wall.

Hilltopperny
08-19-2018, 08:18 PM
That really is a gorgeous bike. If it had a shorter seat tube I’d drive down and pick it up. No doubt that this is a rare bird.


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pbarry
08-19-2018, 09:54 PM
Gold mafac, nice!

Thevenet won two TDF's on gold Mafacs. :)

temeyone
09-12-2018, 03:19 PM
Bumping on a rainy day because this would be perfect when the sun comes back out!

temeyone
09-19-2018, 06:37 PM
Dropped to $1100 even. Just sprained the hell out of both hands in a wreck and could use the cash

temeyone
09-22-2018, 11:50 AM
Bump

temeyone
09-30-2018, 07:37 PM
Let's drop it once more. $1050 net

temeyone
12-04-2018, 04:59 PM
Bumping again for the Xmas crowd. Completely shocked that no one has picked this up! The brakes alone are worth almost half the asking!

Cat3roadracer
12-04-2018, 06:29 PM
Any idea of the serial number? I believe it is on the steering tube.

Might this be the oldest Serotta on the forum?

temeyone
12-12-2018, 08:58 AM
So, after looking around the bike, the only marking I could find (with my semi-untrained eye) was an "F" stamped on the BB shell. Not sure what that might indicate.

Shoeman
12-12-2018, 10:05 AM
I have the same frame the serial number will be located on the steerer tube.

temeyone
12-12-2018, 10:23 AM
Is it near the crown or the top? I pulled the fork out partially but saw nothing. If it's higher up maybe I missed it.

Shoeman
12-12-2018, 10:30 AM
Mine is near the crown, kinda hard to read (small stamping) mine reads bs256.

temeyone
12-12-2018, 02:52 PM
Copy that. I'll take another peek tonight and report back

temeyone
03-13-2019, 06:18 PM
Springtime-ish bump!

temeyone
03-13-2019, 07:01 PM
Corrected

temeyone
03-20-2019, 10:07 PM
Spring bump!

temeyone
03-25-2019, 04:02 PM
Up!

temeyone
06-23-2019, 02:20 PM
Bump!

stephenmarklay
06-23-2019, 04:44 PM
What a great bike.

temeyone
07-12-2019, 03:16 PM
Still trying to find someone to add this beauty to their collection :banana:

zambenini
07-12-2019, 05:35 PM
Can't believe it is still here. A beaut. I would love to have but I need to reduce not acquire.

temeyone
07-20-2019, 01:04 PM
Pains me to drop this so low, but I'd be willing to sell for $1k net, again, preferably to someone local to NYC but willing to ship for cost of BikeFlights

temeyone
08-06-2019, 06:06 PM
Can't believe I'm dropping this to $950 net, but it needs to find a new home.

temeyone
08-13-2019, 12:20 PM
Another bump for a criminally underpriced bicycle :banana:

temeyone
08-28-2019, 09:58 PM
Up again for the night owls on the East Coast and the late afternoon birds out West

alexchoi
08-28-2019, 11:42 PM
truly beautiful bike

temeyone
09-20-2019, 08:32 AM
Guys, HOW? Howwwww? How is this still around? Someone somewhere would love this bike. I'm half tempted to keep it just as a beautiful object. But alas, I need it gone

temeyone
10-29-2019, 10:32 AM
Dropping to $925 net :banana:

temeyone
11-17-2019, 06:35 PM
Long overdue bump for someone's #grailbike

XXtwindad
11-22-2019, 01:01 PM
Bump for a beautiful bike and a really cool dude. Can't believe no one has scooped this up yet …