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soccerbj1171 08-07-2020 09:54 PM

New Serotta Owner - Trying to Figure Out Model
 
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Hey everyone,

Been reading the forum the last few days since I picked up my first Serotta. I was trying to figure out what model I have but I couldn’t find it. I saw back in 2011 in the thread that someone else had a “BR” labeled S/N but didn’t see any pictures. Anyways, thought I would throw up the pictures and see what you all think.

As you can see in the pictures, the only Serotta marking I see is on the side of the front fork. The Serial number is BR5815. Only other marking on the bike is the tube manufacturer. Please let me know what you think. Loving the way the bike is riding so far! I have been on a Giant TCR Alliance (part Carbon / part aluminum) and this thing is a much smoother ride.

dave thompson 08-07-2020 11:29 PM

Your bike doesn’t look like a Serotta to me. Does the bike have the Serotta “S” stamped on the rear brake bridge? If it does it’s a Serotta. If not it’s something else.

Serotta’s serial numbering was very different than what is on your bike.

mokofoko 08-09-2020 06:03 PM

What does that materials decal say? Sandulc seamless titanium? Couldn't find anything on google

dave thompson 08-09-2020 06:13 PM

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Originally Posted by mokofoko (Post 2773375)
What does that materials decal say? Sandulc seamless titanium? Couldn't find anything on google

Sandvic,a titanium tubing supplier.

I don't know if Serotta ever used that tubing but they never put someone elses' brand on their bikes other than Columbus.

mokofoko 08-09-2020 06:35 PM

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Originally Posted by dave thompson (Post 2773383)
Sandvic,a titanium tubing supplier.

I don't know if Serotta ever used that tubing but they never put someone elses' brand on their bikes other than Columbus.

Ahh, looks like you're right (certainly does look like "vic"), though I'm only finding hits for "sandvik" online (with decals to match that spelling). I'd heard of some Russian-made frames that were sold as serottas in the 2000s... not sure what serial prefix they used.

soccerbj1171 08-09-2020 10:37 PM

BR Serial Number
 
Thanks for the feedback.

The material stamp is Sandvic 3al 2.5v seamless titanium, which is a large titanium supplier.

I checked the brake bridge but do not see any Serotta marks. Only Serotta mark I can find is the one on the side of the front fork.

On page 9 of this forum, another member Alli asked about BR serial number but there wasn’t much else.

soccerbj1171 08-09-2020 11:21 PM

Dave - I think you are right the more I look into it. I found this bike and it looks much more similar to what I have. Looks like it might be made by TST which was the bike manufacturing line for Sandvik. Gonna keep digging to see if I can match the serial number.

https://m.pinkbike.com/buysell/2365839/

dave thompson 08-09-2020 11:24 PM

TST was the maker I was trying to think of. They were pretty active at the start of Ti frames in the 90s. TST was generally well thought of.

oaklandhillsca 08-17-2020 12:28 PM

Year of Serotta build
 
SN is CTi57 3632 - with this information can the rough build year be identified?

oliver1850 08-30-2020 05:31 PM

There is some mid 2000s Legend serial number information here:

https://forums.thepaceline.net/showt...+serial+number

Still looking for numbers closer to yours.

Here's a thread on #3136. Consensus was that it is probably built in 2000.

https://forums.thepaceline.net/showt...ht=1999+Legend

Guessing that yours would be 2001 or 2002. Fork and frame details might pin it down closer.

rdv 09-24-2020 04:13 PM

Adding a Cour D'Acier variant
 
Don't see my Cd'A IDed on list, so may want to add, though there's nothing particularly unusual about the frame: steel with carbon fork and seat stays (built in 2008, monitored by K. Bedford). Serial is C-CE-61-000xx.

rdv 09-24-2020 07:47 PM

Sorotta Legend serial number
 
A frame posted on ebay claims to be a Legend Ti, but does not sport the label on the top tube, lacks tube identifying decal, has inverted "serotta' decal on seat tube. Authentic? It shows the serial number as TI59L844. Insights appreciated.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Serotta-Leg...53.m1438.l2649

Keith A 09-24-2020 08:16 PM

rdv -- Others will know better than I, but the serial number looks correct as does the seat tube clamp. Since this is a Ti frame, the head tube decal could have easily been put on upside down.

oliver1850 09-25-2020 01:45 PM

It's a fairly old (1994) Legend, decals have probably been replaced at least once. I am fairly sure of the age as I have a Coors Light frame with a serial number that's less than 5 away. 1994 was the last year for the Coors Light team, seems unlikely that Serotta would have painted any bikes in team paint after they folded.

rdv 09-25-2020 04:17 PM

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Originally Posted by oliver1850 (Post 2801287)
It's a fairly old (1994) Legend, decals have probably been replaced at least once. I am fairly sure of the age as I have a Coors Light frame with a serial number that's less than 5 away. 1994 was the last year for the Coors Light team, seems unlikely that Serotta would have painted any bikes in team paint after they folded.

Thanks. Doubted that Serotta would have let out of the shop with decals that way. Curious if the L in the serial number has some particular meaning.


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