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Old 03-16-2013, 01:02 AM
vjp vjp is offline
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No, there is some confusion in some of the serial # discussion.

"8" (1988) "08" (August) "54" (54th bike built that month)

Originally Posted by rccardr View Post
Just acquired an unusual, and one presumes early, Davis Phinney Serotta. 60cm seat CTC, 58cm top tube CTC. Over-the-BB cable routing, red and black paint scheme. Serial is 80854, also has "C 69 E" on the edge of the bottom of the BB (raised, not stamped).

Components are a mish-mash of Campy Record wheelset with 8 speeds (it's a Sachs and 130 OLD so one assumes it's a freehub, although the hub itself has no telltale freehub bulge), Shimano Tricolor crankset, FD and brakeset, and a DA 7402 RD and shifters. All of the components would therefore seem to be newer vintage than the frame.

Did Serotta make Davis Phinneys as early as 1980? It doesn't have the later asymmetrical rear stays and they seem pretty straight to me.

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