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Old 07-08-2019, 11:16 AM
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Serotta CSI

Here's my latest N+1 and my 3rd Serotta. Serotta CSI that I got off eBay a few weeks ago. I'm guessing this is a year 2000-ish model based on the C5S Columbus sticker?

I built up resto-mod style with new components. Such a smooth ride. I love it!




It has a 50 ST and 52 TT, and fits me great, even better than my Colorado LT, and I had always wanted a CSI. The paint is in pretty good shape, some scratches here and there, but no rust. It's a nice darker silver color, and in looking at the old catalogs, I think this may be the Platinum color? The logos are dark blue with a grey outline.

I believe this is the F1 carbon fork based on the shape. Can someone confirm? This wheel/tire combo just barely fits in the front, but it works.

The CK headset came with the frame, and I built up the rest with some parts sourced from here. Shout out to @shrimp123 for the shifters, @Jmj2323 for the derailleurs, and @seanile for the pedals.

Components:
Shifters: Ultegra 6800
Crankset: Dura Ace 9000
Front/Rear Derailleurs: Dura Ace 9000
Brakeset: Dura Ace 9000
1 to 1 1/8th Stem Adapter: Nitto
Stem: Soma Shotwell 110
Bars: Soma Highway One 26.0
Seatpost: Thomson Elite
Saddle: Specialized Power 155
Cages: King Cage
Wheelset: Enve 3.4 w/CK hubs
Tires: Vittoria Corsa 25c
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Old 07-08-2019, 12:43 PM
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beautiful build
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Old 07-08-2019, 03:37 PM
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Looking good Like the combination... looks great.
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Old 07-09-2019, 05:05 AM
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Nice build indeed
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Old 07-09-2019, 07:48 AM
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Gorgeous!

I have a csi that needs some love—you’ve inspired me!
Mine is also that perfect platinum color!
I even have a bottle of touch up paint
That came with the frame when I got mine
Oh so many years ago!
Enjoy the ride!
Strong work on the acquisition
And execution of the build!
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Old 07-09-2019, 08:10 AM
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I almost pulled the trigger on that one but was concerned it would be to small for me.
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Old 07-09-2019, 09:33 AM
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Thanks everyone! I can see why the CSI was one of the top of the line bikes back in the day. It really does ride great.

@Blue4now - I hear you. I thought it might be too small for me also but I figured I could always build it up for my son if it didn't fit me. I lucked out on the sizing.
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Old 03-03-2020, 07:18 PM
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Wow!! I just saw this. Really nice build. If you ever want to sell it let me know! It would go to a good home. Big fan of Serotta but I couldn't afford them when I was younger.
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Old 03-04-2020, 04:04 AM
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Awesome!
I was so temped to buy one of the final run CSI frames.
Seeing this makes me wish I did.
Great looking build too (and just my size )
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Old 03-04-2020, 12:22 PM
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Wow!! I just saw this. Really nice build. If you ever want to sell it let me know! It would go to a good home. Big fan of Serotta but I couldn't afford them when I was younger.
Thank you! Unfortunately I had another bike project come up, so I did end up parting out the bike and sold the frame a few months ago. I love my new bike but I have a feeling i'm going to miss this CSI.
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