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Old 03-19-2014, 03:52 PM
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Orange 91 Serotta C2.

Have been mostly lurking here on the Paceline the past few years so i thought i'd post a few pics of my Serotta Colorado II that i rebuilt last year. A odd mix of age appropriate and new (with MTB pedals).
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Old 03-19-2014, 04:44 PM
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I like it.
I like it a lot.
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Old 03-19-2014, 05:46 PM
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Very nice!
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Old 03-19-2014, 05:57 PM
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Beautiful bike. Crazy chainring!

Thanks for posting.
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Old 03-20-2014, 08:08 AM
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I am digging all these orange bikes popping up! Very cool Serotta.
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Old 03-20-2014, 08:50 AM
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Very cool build. I love it.
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Old 03-20-2014, 11:16 AM
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Serotta

Very nice color and build!

What is the handlebar & stem combo?

Who did the re-paint and what is the color of the frameset?
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Old 03-20-2014, 11:23 AM
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What is the handlebar & stem combo?
Looks like a noodle and a technomic.
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Old 03-20-2014, 01:23 PM
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Thanks for compliments. I wasn't sure how people would react to the old and new mash up. This was my first time I refurbished a bike. I bought the frame and fork from ebay for $300 then stripped it down and repainted it myself last summer.

Here's the build details...

Color is Lamborghini Pearl orange (could find the PPG code if anyone wants). The pearl doesn't show well in the photos but lights up in the sun.

The old stuff- DA 7402 180mm crank, NOS DA 7400 bottom bracket, DA 7403 dual pivot brakes.

Age neutral stuff- Bars, stem and post are Nitto. Bars are 48cm Noodles with Handlebra and Italian road mirror. Seat is Selle Anaomica.

New(er) stuff- DA 7800 shifters and front derailleur. 7900 rear derailleur, chain and cassette. Yokozuna cables, Chris king headset, XTR MTB pedals and Rotor Q rings.

Wheels are DA 7900 hubs, cx-ray spokes (28f 32r) , Hed C2 rims and 28mm Conti 4 seasons.

I was originally going to build it with age appropriate 8 speed (which i have all the parts) but i got a good deal on the 10 speed bits so i put it together with that. It's my only road bike so if i get another i'll convert this back.
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Old 03-20-2014, 03:48 PM
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How did you do the paint?
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Old 03-20-2014, 03:52 PM
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Very nicely done.
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Old 03-20-2014, 06:05 PM
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Paint...

I'm not exactly sure how much detail you want but...

I chemically stripped the old paint off. I was going to media blast but it came up really well with the chems. Used a maroon 3m pad to clean up and scuffed with 80 grit. Primed with House of Kolor epoxy primer. Wet sanded up to 240. Sprayed PPG automotive waterbased base color. Touched it with 600 grit to knock of any dust. Sprayed the pearl top coats and let dry over night. Applied decals, let dry, then sprayed 3 coats house of kolor clear. Let dry a week, wet sanded to 2000 grit, them buffed. I sprayed the whole thing in my back yard.

One big surprise when i stripped the paint was to find the downtube cleary etched Tange Perstige. The Serotta catalog states the Colarodo II frames were Nivacrom.
My frame is a stock 59...go figure.
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Old 03-20-2014, 07:40 PM
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That is awesome! The build and the paint job!
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Old 03-22-2014, 08:45 AM
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Amazing bike! Seriously, you did an amazing job on the paint. How about you tell us how it rides...

Would you mind posting the serial # so we can add it to the data base? We have a thread that tracks year and models and every serial number we get helps when people have a Serotta of unknown vintage and would like to date the frame. The link to thread is below. Thanks!

http://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=99078
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Old 03-23-2014, 07:05 PM
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Serotta did make a Colorado in Prestige briefly. It was meant to be more of a budget Colorado (although that reportedly didn't affect the nice ride one bit) and was usually TIG or fillet brazed more than the Columbus tubed ones, if memory serves. Prestige was a quality, top notch tubeset, and I'm jealous. She looks great. I only hope my Colorado II looks as good after I someday get her restored. Congrats!

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