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Old 11-04-2020, 05:13 AM
jamin_gwee jamin_gwee is offline
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2000 Hors Categorie Serial Number

Hi!

I recently acquired a 2000 Hors Categorie custom frameset that is on its way to me now. I understand the serial number: C CH 48 200 indicates that it is a custom geometry Hors Categorie with a seat tube of 48cm C-C. Do you think the 'CH' in the serial number is an error that supposed to read 'HC' for 'Hors Categorie'?

I requested for an elevation shot of the frame from the seller to do some measurements on CAD before buying. Due to the photograph perspective distortion, I'm not 100% certain on the measurements but here are some preliminary measurements extrapolated from CAD based on the seller's provided C-T seat tube measurement of 51cm.

Top Tube C-C: 52cm
Seat Tube C-C: 48cm (as confirmed with the serial number)
Chainstays: 42.5 - 43cm (looks really long but maybe due to perspective distortion)
Headtube: 12.5cm

This paint livery is very interesting and seems to be used only on the Meivici and never on the Hors. I've never seen this shade of blue before on a Serotta too. Decals look to be all intact from the photos so I think it is a Serotta factory job. I'm thinking this Hors is from 2000 because of the metal headbadge and 'non XL' 3D dropouts.

Seller is not the first owner and got this frameset from a local shop that dealt with Serotta. Appreciate any input on this frameset. I will receive this frame in about 2 weeks time. Thank you!
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