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Old 12-09-2019, 11:43 AM
BorealOwl BorealOwl is offline
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1976-78 Serotta Criterium

All,

I just acquired a 1976 to 1978 59 cm ctc Serotta criterium model with the serial number: BS319. See attached images. I acquired it from its second owner, who purchased it for its compliment of as new 1983 vintage Campy Super Record components. He said that the frame was too big for him. I suspect that the '83 SR components were an aftermarket addition.

Wanting to know more about its age class, I tried contacting Ben Serotta, who graciously responded to my query. He said that his records for the late 70s were no longer in his possession but he said that it was built sometime between the years 1976 and 1978. I did find a 1975 frame listed here on this forum with the serial number BS175.

Its quite a beautiful bicycle and I'm proud to be giving it a new home. I plan on hanging a mixed bag of 70s and 80s Campy Record and SR components on it, as well as a more contemporary CX crankset for lower gears more in tune with my aging knees.

Ben Serotta also said that he suspects that it was repainted or the decals were replaced. He said that during that time period he did not clear coat over the decals and that they easily wore off and were often replaced. He said that in this case, in a different manner than the originals. Can anyone comment on this?
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