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Old 11-10-2016, 05:32 PM
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1984 Serotta Club Special

This is not the original finish, original was Candy Green, now powder coated Dew Green. Parts are Campy Centaur, Chorus, and Record 10spd.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikera...57674915186591

I had it powder coated locally several years ago, however I have some rust forming under the powder coat. I was thinking of having it repainted, but I'd rather put that money towards a custom frame, so unless I paint it myself another powder coat may be the way to go.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikera...7676400029315/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikera...7676400029315/

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Old 11-10-2016, 05:52 PM
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I apologize if I posted this in wrong place, other than the finish and the parts build it's not really a custom.

Last edited by patchdog; 11-11-2016 at 08:30 AM. Reason: change wording
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Old 11-18-2016, 06:10 PM
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I was surprised this Serotta received zero responses, it's a great bike and one of the best I've ridden.
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Old 11-18-2016, 06:24 PM
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How dare I!

I must have spaced--I'm a sucker for green and love the classic components with the green and black. How do you like the ride?

(I tried to post a pic from your album, but can't seem to insert one here)
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Old 11-18-2016, 08:31 PM
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I've ridden a few bikes over the years, but so far this one really suits me. I've only taken it out on a short ride, but it holds a line, it's quick and corners well, and it's quite good at climbing small hills. The size is a 54 square and I'm using a slightly narrower handlebar because I thought a narrower bar would fit the geometry better. I also ended up spreading the rear stays to fit modern spacing, I used the method given on Sheldon Brown's site and it worked very well. Sorry about the pics, I need to learn to post pics direct to the thread and I'll look into it, thank you.
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Old 11-18-2016, 08:34 PM
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikera...7674915186591/

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Old 11-19-2016, 11:36 AM
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It corners well and sounds like it snaps to, so must be fun to ride. And it's gotta catch people's eyes. The powder coat looks great--I'd suggest decals, but sounds like you may re-coat.
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Old 11-19-2016, 07:34 PM
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There's just something about these older bikes, I was really surprised at how well it rode. I'm not sure yet on the recoat, but it looks like rust coming from under the powder coat and I can feel it. A bit pricey on a repaint, I may end up trying it myself, I refinished some furniture in the past but never a bike. Candy green was the original color, House of Color makes a nice candy green called Organic Candy Green and I've seen that color on a bike at a local bike shop.

http://bikeshopofwinterhaven.com/joh...ld-track-bike/

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