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Old 04-02-2013, 12:34 AM
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Curious about my old Serotta

Back in around 1992 I bought my first serious bike - a used Serotta from a guy on the CU-Boulder cycling team. I rode it for a few years until the down tube cracked. I cannot remember for certain the model, but it was a deep purple faded into bright neon yellow/green. Anyone remember a model like this or better yet, have some photos of one? It wasn't quite as obnoxious as it sounds, I don't think.
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:37 AM
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Try looking at some of the old Serotta catalogs in the Catalogs Section.

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Old 04-02-2013, 02:27 AM
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I think I've seen purple/yellow fade, but don't recall it in any of the catalogs that we have collected (still missing several years). Might be custom/team paint also. Here's the 1991 Davis Phinney model in "deep purple". You can see the other colors that were available in various years by downloading the catalogs. I don't recall seeing neon yellow on standard production bikes, but the Coors Light bikes were Neon Yellow and Red for a few years. There's a couple of pics in the 1991 catalog, but the yellow appears to be a straight yellow. May just be the photography. Search the galleries and classifieds for "Coors Light" and you'll probably find one in neon yellow/red.
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:31 AM
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Here's a thread with pics of the neon yellow/red Coors Light:

http://forums.thepaceline.net/showth...ht=coors+light
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Old 04-02-2013, 06:30 PM
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Thanks. I found this, which may well be it, in the 1993 catalog - a different version of the Coors Light bike. I'd have sworn the yellow was more "neony" and green, but that is very close.

I know I have some old pictures of my actual bike somewhere in a box. Time to do some searching.
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:16 AM
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Went through one old box and didn't find any photos, but oddly enough came across the bill of sale we wrote up when I bought it. So I have the serial number (TC54X00345) but not the pictures.

Price for a Dura Ace equipped Colorado, by the way, on August 9, 1994? $850.
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:41 AM
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Here's a bonafide Coors Light team bike - given to my uncle by a pro that crashed it in the Coors Classic.

Turned into a rad chair by Andy Gregg.
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:50 AM
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That thing is the quintessential beer chair...cheers mate!

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Old 04-03-2013, 08:50 AM
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That is an outstanding chair, and thanks for the picture. That is similar but I do think mine had a more neon greenish yellow with the purple. Might have been custom for the CU cycling team. Back to the attic for old Polaroids again.
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Here's a bonafide Coors Light team bike - given to my uncle by a pro that crashed it in the Coors Classic.

Turned into a rad chair by Andy Gregg.

Okay, we need some of these for the Rhode Island Ramble!!!





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Old 04-03-2013, 09:49 AM
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Went through one old box and didn't find any photos, but oddly enough came across the bill of sale we wrote up when I bought it. So I have the serial number (TC54X00345) but not the pictures.

Price for a Dura Ace equipped Colorado, by the way, on August 9, 1994? $850.

Your serial number indicates that it was a 54 cm Colorado LT with the extra long (56.5 cm) TT. The LT was last made in 1992, so it had been at the dealer for a while before the sale. Perhaps that caused it to sell a bit cheaper than normal, but the bike would still be worth $850 today if nice. The LT had Tange tubing as opposed to the Colorado II's Columbus, and the BB shell was lugged at the time the CII's was fillet brazed. It seems not very many were produced compared to CIIs or TGs.

The yellow on the later Coors bikes is not neon, it's more of a golden yellow, and wasn't a fade.
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:13 PM
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Your serial number indicates that it was a 54 cm Colorado LT with the extra long (56.5 cm) TT. The LT was last made in 1992, so it had been at the dealer for a while before the sale. Perhaps that caused it to sell a bit cheaper than normal, but the bike would still be worth $850 today if nice. The LT had Tange tubing as opposed to the Colorado II's Columbus, and the BB shell was lugged at the time the CII's was fillet brazed. It seems not very many were produced compared to CIIs or TGs.

The yellow on the later Coors bikes is not neon, it's more of a golden yellow, and wasn't a fade.
Hmm. Wish I still had it, for sure.
We had it written down as a TG, but that could have been a mistake. I bought it after a year of use, hence the $850 price. Thanks for the info. I don't think it was an actual Coors Light though the colors are similar, and it came from Davis Phinney's old shop, Morgul Bismarck. I'm guessing it may have been custom painted for CU's team, or I am just misremembering. Must find the old photos.
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Old 04-03-2013, 03:29 PM
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Here's a bonafide Coors Light team bike - given to my uncle by a pro that crashed it in the Coors Classic.

Turned into a rad chair by Andy Gregg.
Love the Chair, also like how some of the tubes have air in them for extra comfiness/support.

Thanks for sharing!
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:24 PM
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this in pretty much what it is,but

who owned it and any additional specs from 20 years ago is not able to be quantified.

if it had a "tag hanger" on the top tube it could alter the owner/riding history. for used race team frames generally had one,

i have a frame/bike from 84 Olympics series but it was never part of the race teams nor ridden in Olympics,

except for no hanger on tt it was built the same by the same folks.


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Your serial number indicates that it was a 54 cm Colorado LT with the extra long (56.5 cm) TT. The LT was last made in 1992, so it had been at the dealer for a while before the sale. Perhaps that caused it to sell a bit cheaper than normal, but the bike would still be worth $850 today if nice. The LT had Tange tubing as opposed to the Colorado II's Columbus, and the BB shell was lugged at the time the CII's was fillet brazed. It seems not very many were produced compared to CIIs or TGs.

The yellow on the later Coors bikes is not neon, it's more of a golden yellow, and wasn't a fade.
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:02 PM
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Hmm. Wish I still had it, for sure.
We had it written down as a TG, but that could have been a mistake. I bought it after a year of use, hence the $850 price. Thanks for the info. I don't think it was an actual Coors Light though the colors are similar, and it came from Davis Phinney's old shop, Morgul Bismarck. I'm guessing it may have been custom painted for CU's team, or I am just misremembering. Must find the old photos.
There's a beauty of a 54 cm Colorado II on ebay right now, but it doesn't have the paint you had. Not sure if you're feeling nostalgiac for the look or the ride. I would think any of the 1990s Colorados would be pretty similar in feel.
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