Know the rules The Paceline Forum Builder's Spotlight


Go Back   The Paceline Forum > Catalogs

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #406  
Old 08-07-2020, 08:54 PM
soccerbj1171 soccerbj1171 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Posts: 3
New Serotta Owner - Trying to Figure Out Model

Hey everyone,

Been reading the forum the last few days since I picked up my first Serotta. I was trying to figure out what model I have but I couldn’t find it. I saw back in 2011 in the thread that someone else had a “BR” labeled S/N but didn’t see any pictures. Anyways, thought I would throw up the pictures and see what you all think.

As you can see in the pictures, the only Serotta marking I see is on the side of the front fork. The Serial number is BR5815. Only other marking on the bike is the tube manufacturer. Please let me know what you think. Loving the way the bike is riding so far! I have been on a Giant TCR Alliance (part Carbon / part aluminum) and this thing is a much smoother ride.
Attached Images
File Type: jpeg CF784B2B-CF09-4C82-91FE-03943725FB40.jpeg (77.4 KB, 17 views)
File Type: jpeg serotta 1.jpeg (109.0 KB, 16 views)
File Type: jpeg serotta 2.jpeg (74.3 KB, 17 views)

Last edited by soccerbj1171; 08-07-2020 at 09:54 PM. Reason: Rotated Pictures
Reply With Quote
  #407  
Old 08-07-2020, 10:29 PM
dave thompson dave thompson is offline
You still here?
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Spokane, Washington
Posts: 10,195
Your bike doesn’t look like a Serotta to me. Does the bike have the Serotta “S” stamped on the rear brake bridge? If it does it’s a Serotta. If not it’s something else.

Serotta’s serial numbering was very different than what is on your bike.
Reply With Quote
  #408  
Old Yesterday, 05:03 PM
mokofoko mokofoko is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 89
What does that materials decal say? Sandulc seamless titanium? Couldn't find anything on google
Reply With Quote
  #409  
Old Yesterday, 05:13 PM
dave thompson dave thompson is offline
You still here?
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Spokane, Washington
Posts: 10,195
Quote:
Originally Posted by mokofoko View Post
What does that materials decal say? Sandulc seamless titanium? Couldn't find anything on google
Sandvic,a titanium tubing supplier.

I don't know if Serotta ever used that tubing but they never put someone elses' brand on their bikes other than Columbus.

Last edited by dave thompson; Yesterday at 05:16 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #410  
Old Yesterday, 05:35 PM
mokofoko mokofoko is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 89
Quote:
Originally Posted by dave thompson View Post
Sandvic,a titanium tubing supplier.

I don't know if Serotta ever used that tubing but they never put someone elses' brand on their bikes other than Columbus.
Ahh, looks like you're right (certainly does look like "vic"), though I'm only finding hits for "sandvik" online (with decals to match that spelling). I'd heard of some Russian-made frames that were sold as serottas in the 2000s... not sure what serial prefix they used.
Reply With Quote
  #411  
Old Yesterday, 09:37 PM
soccerbj1171 soccerbj1171 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Posts: 3
BR Serial Number

Thanks for the feedback.

The material stamp is Sandvic 3al 2.5v seamless titanium, which is a large titanium supplier.

I checked the brake bridge but do not see any Serotta marks. Only Serotta mark I can find is the one on the side of the front fork.

On page 9 of this forum, another member Alli asked about BR serial number but there wasn’t much else.
Reply With Quote
  #412  
Old Yesterday, 10:21 PM
soccerbj1171 soccerbj1171 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Posts: 3
Dave - I think you are right the more I look into it. I found this bike and it looks much more similar to what I have. Looks like it might be made by TST which was the bike manufacturing line for Sandvik. Gonna keep digging to see if I can match the serial number.

https://m.pinkbike.com/buysell/2365839/
Reply With Quote
  #413  
Old Yesterday, 10:24 PM
dave thompson dave thompson is offline
You still here?
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Spokane, Washington
Posts: 10,195
TST was the maker I was trying to think of. They were pretty active at the start of Ti frames in the 90s. TST was generally well thought of.

Last edited by dave thompson; Yesterday at 10:29 PM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:28 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.