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Old 10-13-2019, 10:16 AM
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^^ It has "Objectif Lune" on the stem, a small (notional) prize to the first person who can work out why.

That is the title of a Tintin book:



Personally, I understand where you are coming from. I have owned and ridden a lot of modern steel bikes and, personally, have never found one that I thought rode as well as my other bikes, so the ones I've owned I've sold (with one exception), and the ones I've ridden I never bought.

I had always wanted a neon fade Serotta, more for the paint job than for the ride quality. I had toyed with the idea of painting a ti or carbon Serotta in that paint scheme as an homage, but when a CSi in excellent condition and an odd paint scheme came up for sale here, I snapped it up. I finally had it repainted and built up, and when I took it on its first ride, I was blown away. It is by far the nicest riding steel bike I have ever ridden.

If it got to the point of needing tubes to be replaced, I wouldn't go through that expense, but I can understand your wanting to do so.
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Old 10-13-2019, 10:38 AM
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IIRC we duplicated the CSi geometry for this, which is the best handling bike I own:



Pictured by the reservoir in Lanjaron when riding in Sierra Nevada a couple of years ago.
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Old 10-15-2019, 10:44 AM
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I have agreed a price for the yellow CSi pictured earlier, I'm going to continue to see if it's possible to find the tubes to rebuild a CSi but there's obviously no urgency.

The new CSi can go with my CX bike:

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Old 10-15-2019, 11:00 AM
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Neil - I for one think your original mission is a worthy project. There is something romantic about a sentimental attachment to a bike and keeping it rolling whether or not it makes financial sense. we all do plenty of stupid things with money when it comes to cycling gear, why not a complete rebuild and freshen up of an old friend.

i hope you will pursue this project and keep us posted.

i am confident that if you see it through to completion, you will not regret having done so.
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Old 10-15-2019, 05:21 PM
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just let the man waste his money.
Bout 9 years ago someone posted a PSA on LAFixed for a $300 Serotta in Ojai or Santa Barbara. Don't recall if it was an Atlanta or CSI. The seller was a friend of the original owner or bought the owner's house and found the bike in the garage. I had dibs on it but I got lazy and didn't feel like making the drive. But I did do my due diligence and found this groovy message board with all the Serotta catalogs and some deals in the classifieds. The cat who bought the bike found $40 in the saddle bag. Barn find!

You member who came up?
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Old 10-15-2019, 05:25 PM
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I have nothing constructive to add so instead I'll mention how rad that yellow Serotta cross bike is and that I would like to have it.
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Old 11-11-2019, 01:01 PM
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Well, I now have a yellow CSi that matches that cross bike, and the red frame has had the seat stays replaced and went for paint this morning.
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Old 12-10-2019, 01:26 PM
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Old 12-10-2019, 01:27 PM
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Woah!!
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Old 12-10-2019, 01:30 PM
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fantastic outcome!

who did the paint? looks great!

i applaud your project!
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Old 12-10-2019, 02:20 PM
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The old girl does look good, it's all the work of Bob at Colourburn:

https://www.colourburnstudio.com/
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Old 12-10-2019, 03:20 PM
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Bout 9 years ago someone posted a PSA on LAFixed for a $300 Serotta in Ojai or Santa Barbara. Don't recall if it was an Atlanta or CSI. The seller was a friend of the original owner or bought the owner's house and found the bike in the garage. I had dibs on it but I got lazy and didn't feel like making the drive. But I did do my due diligence and found this groovy message board with all the Serotta catalogs and some deals in the classifieds. The cat who bought the bike found $40 in the saddle bag. Barn find!

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victor got a 650c landshark in ojai for that price. i think the owner lived like 5 houses down from me at the time too. i had never seen it before.
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Old 12-10-2019, 03:56 PM
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That paint is so beautiful!

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Old 12-10-2019, 04:13 PM
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Wow, just Wow. That is a great paint job, so digging it.
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Maybe someone else's idea however I do like Bob at Colourburn's work!
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