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Old 01-11-2019, 09:41 PM
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Serotta Ottrott ST

Well it looks like the gods answered. I was on the hunt for a Moots and found and purchased one. During the tear down the honest seller said the seat post was very hard to come out and also the rear derailleur hanger was not OE Moots. No biggie on the rear hanger but the seat post was concerning. The seller refunded my money and went on to purchase this Serotta Ottrott ST frame in the Custom SE flavor. The frame is in mint condition and has all the bells and whistles that really show the attention to detail and craftsmanship Serotta offered. There is not one sharp edge on this frame and so nice to touch, that you can't keep your eyes off it. I totally get it now when people speak so highly of the Ottrott. Can't wait to take my time in building this up over the winter months. Funny how everything truly does work out in the end.

Enjoy these intro pics and of course many to follow as it gets built.



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Old 01-11-2019, 09:44 PM
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Beautiful! Can't wait to see what you end up doing with it. This is one of those bikes I've never tried, but always wanted to!

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Old 01-11-2019, 10:10 PM
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Beautiful! Can't wait to see what you end up doing with it. This is one of those bikes I've never tried, but always wanted to!

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I had one and I now wish I hadn't sold it about ten years ago.
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Old 01-11-2019, 10:22 PM
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That head badge pic in particular is really cool! Looking forward to seeing how it all comes together!!


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Old 01-12-2019, 09:25 AM
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Going to be nice. You may have ended up with the better one.
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Old 01-12-2019, 10:54 PM
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Looks great, now get some metal polish and clean up your Ti

Cant wait to see it built up.

What the frame size and weight ??

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Old 01-14-2019, 06:49 PM
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Awesome. Looks much better than the close up of the BB.

There will soon be a third Ottrott thread, mine is built but waiting on a rear brake nut. The standard ee nut fit the front as they're small diameter, but the rear wasn't long enough.

I now get why people rave about the build quality of these bikes. But man, that fork is seriously overbuilt at 450g. That's what, a quarter pound over a modern fork of equivalent quality?

What wheels do you have planned?
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Old 01-14-2019, 06:58 PM
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Cool bike, and nice find! Gotta love Ti and carbon combos. Subscribed...
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Old 01-14-2019, 06:58 PM
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Going to be nice. You may have ended up with the better one.
I own both. Both are great bikes. I’d choose the Ottrott over the Moots.
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Old 01-14-2019, 09:05 PM
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Looks great, now get some metal polish and clean up your Ti

Cant wait to see it built up.

What the frame size and weight ??

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Already shined up with Bar Keepers friends. Truly came alive after that treatment. Not sure I want to polish it as I am afraid of making it too shinny.
Size is Custom but TT is at 54. Nothing too radical in the fit.

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Awesome. Looks much better than the close up of the BB.

There will soon be a third Ottrott thread, mine is built but waiting on a rear brake nut. The standard ee nut fit the front as they're small diameter, but the rear wasn't long enough.

I now get why people rave about the build quality of these bikes. But man, that fork is seriously overbuilt at 450g. That's what, a quarter pound over a modern fork of equivalent quality?

What wheels do you have planned?
I know. Love the one you picked up Greg. Can't wait to see how you build it up.

Wheels with be Lightweight tubs.

F3 fork and CK headset are in the mail and working on the new group. Have to order a rear brake nut myself, thanks for reminding me. Beyond excited to pair them all together and test out the ride. A buddy of mine who lives in Indonesia and owns/rides the finest bikes in the world told me, i should throw only the best at the Ottrott as that is what it deserves. Hopefully I can do it justice.

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Old 01-14-2019, 09:06 PM
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Cool bike, and nice find! Gotta love Ti and carbon combos. Subscribed...
Cheers and thank you. My 1st time owning a Ti bike. Heard nothing but good things.
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Old 01-17-2019, 01:38 PM
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It's all in the details. Some scratches next to the bolt, forgot to take a before shot. Cleaned up flawlessly. It felt like I was working on a fine time piece.

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