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Old 05-03-2018, 11:18 PM
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"The name changed to SE in 2008"
Thank you, yes, the tubing sticker says SE and it is a 2009, so this makes perfect sense. Thank you.

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Old 05-06-2018, 06:41 AM
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Old 05-07-2018, 01:15 PM
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There's a Concours CX on ebay that I was interested to see has the same CT code as Concours road bikes.
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Old 05-29-2018, 04:02 PM
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My Very Strange Coors Light Serotta

I have a Coors Light that I acquired from an acquaintance not long ago that should not exist. He purchased the bike as a new frameset in the early nineties and built it for racing with his New York based club. It is finished in the yellow/purple paint scheme with Campagnolo badging that first appeared in team photos in 1993. He had a yellow/red model prior but was not happy with the sizing and this was available. He assures me that it was purchased new and never repainted. I know for a fact that its been siting for decades in his basement. Now here is where it goes crazy. The serial number is 90977, no letters. This means that it a 1989? It has the combo fillet/brazed head tube attachment and the expanded tubes at the bottom bracket are likewise fillet brazed. Additionally it has top cable guides which theoretically ended in '92 although I have seen pics of team riders with the top tube guides on later bikes. I have compared the frame with a '94 and its a perfect match, even the iridescent purple. I have no reason to disbelieve my acquaintance so if his recollection is correct, did Serotta just paint up a leftover bike that was siting around to meet a delivery requirement? BTW does anyone have a Colorado fork with a min of 147mm? I can't seem to post on the classifieds board.
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Old 05-30-2018, 02:41 PM
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I think it is an older frame, likely a late first generation Colorado. Note the lack of S bend chain stays and the top of top tube tube brake cable routing. 1993/4 CRs and CRLs would have had internal routing, though Dave Kirk said real team bikes may have lacked internal routing. It's possible this frame was hanging around unsold somewhere and was painted with the Team paint circa 1994. I know of one circa 1986 new Serotta that was sent back to the factory by a dealer for a repaint before it was ever sold.

You need 30 posts to post in the classifieds. I'll post your WTB and refer replies to you.
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Old 05-30-2018, 03:43 PM
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Thank you for your comments. They confirm my suspicion that this is a left over that received a later paint job. I like the back door heritage of it and enjoy the interim construction solutions. I'm very anxious to get it on the road. Thanks for your help with the fork.
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Old 05-30-2018, 04:40 PM
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No problem. You should double check the steerer length needed.

I think the F1 fork was introduced right at the end of the Coors Light era. Don't know if the team ever used them, but might be an option if a steel fork doesn't turn up.

I have a carbon fork from a LeMond Zurich here that wouldn't look bad if repainted. Would need to be threaded down a bit if you don't want a spacer.

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Old 05-30-2018, 11:07 PM
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Hi and thanks again for your help. I'll let you know about the LeMond fork if nothing turns up. I do remember seeing a team bike with a matching purple F1 fork but maybe it was on one of those mysterious Coors Light titanium bikes which never seem to surface. I had actually considered finding an earlier bike and making a Huffy clone but his came up and it was love at first sight, especially when I saw the bottom bracket construction.
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