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Offline canali

I have a Rivendell Atlantis for commuting/touring (26" rims) and while I love it also
 wish for another bike that's quicker yet also not a race bike: you know the gig:
 has 42-43cm chainstays, can take fenders/28-32mm tires....more upright
...comfortable for long rides and yet can also be a performer when asked.

i've been offered a serotta rapid tour, but am having probs finding more info on it ie geo
 etc....just want to know if any past or current owners could chime in with their impressions

cheers

Offline happyriding

Serottas are great bikes.  Get the serial number off the bottom of the bottom bracket and call Serotta to see if they still have the original build sheet.  The dealer that sold the bike might also have a build sheet.

Offline canali

Serotta  2000 Rapid Tour and gruppo
(under 1000 miles) for $1100
NOTE: I was to consider an IF club racer for 2500-3k, but thought, keep the extra cash, enjoy this and find out better what I do and don't like in a frame to then consider a custom hampsten strada bianca next spring.
...thoughts?

Tubeset Columbus  Colorado C3S
Crankset Ultegra 6500, 170, 52/42/30
Front Derailleur 
 Ultegra 6500, clamp‐on
Rear Derailleur Chorus Ultegra 6500, long cage
Shifters Chorus Ultegra 6500
Cassette
9‐speed, 12‐23
Brakes Chorus Ultegra 6500
Seatpost Chorus Ritchey
Saddle San Marco Ponza
Bars
Nitto Noodle 42
Stem VO threadless adapter & VO 100
Hubs Chorus Ultegra 6500
Spokes DT straight, 3x DT butted, 3x
Rims Mav Mavic MA2/32
Tires  Continental Ultra Race

Offline DaveB

All that is fine but does the frame fit you?  If it does, go for it.  If it's the wrong size, it's not a bargain at any price.

Offline canali

tt spec that i require is 52-53...this one is a 53, ..st is fine

Offline paddleboy17

I think you are just going to have to ride the Serotta and see if you like it.
Danno

Offline happyriding

If that components list is from an ad, I would immediately suspect fraud.

Offline canali

happy riding:

RE: your post above.

i don't understand why you think 'fraud'?  they're older series components, not the newer versions.
i've spoken with seller and his friend back and forth alot over last few days...am doing this via paypal
to protect myself too.

my gut tells me all is legit. (and i'm pretty cautious)

lastly if it doesn't work, I'll just sell it...not a big investment here.
lots of serotta savvy people would love to get this frame, I'm sure.

I'll use this steed, if it fits well, to gather data on what I do and
don't want in a sport geo, should I next summer order a
Hampsten Strada Bianca (unsure if it'll be Ti or steel, however). ;)
« Last Edit: June 30, 2011, 03:44:24 pm by canali »

Offline RussSeaton

Rear Derailleur Chorus Ultegra 6500, long cage
Shifters Chorus Ultegra 6500
Brakes Chorus Ultegra 6500
Seatpost Chorus Ritchey
Hubs Chorus Ultegra 6500

I'm guessing the other person thinks fraud because the above descriptions make no sense.  Chorus is a Campagnolo group.  Ultegra is Shimano group.  You cannot have a Chorus Ultegra rear derailleur, shifters, or hubs.  As for the seatpost, you can't have a Chorus Ritchey seatpost either.  Campagnolo and Ritchey are two separate companies.  The person who wrote this advertisement is clueless about bike parts.  I would not trust anything about this bike.  Someone may be selling a mythical bike and just grabbed words off the internet they thought would appeal to a broad range of people.  Not realizing the names they combined made the description nonsensical.

Offline canali

hey now i get it (duh)...sorry for not reading what i'd copied and pasted:  the seller has over 10 bikes for sale and one of those listed was listed with its gruppo noted beside the serotta i'm interested in... i copied and pasted but due to some layout both series of gruppos came out (and I didn't check...my bad, so i understand the dubious tones).

so tis cleared up now below

Rear Derailleur  Ultegra 6500, long cage
Shifters  Ultegra 6500
Brakes  Ultegra 6500
Seatpost  Ritchey
Hubs Ultegra 6500
Quote

I'm guessing the other person thinks fraud because the above descriptions make no sense.  Chorus is a Campagnolo group.  Ultegra is Shimano group.  You cannot have a Chorus Ultegra rear derailleur, shifters, or hubs.  As for the seatpost, you can't have a Chorus Ritchey seatpost either.  Campagnolo and Ritchey are two separate companies.  The person who wrote this advertisement is clueless about bike parts.  I would not trust anything about this bike.  Someone may be selling a mythical bike and just grabbed words off the internet they thought would appeal to a broad range of people.  Not realizing the names they combined made the description nonsensical.
« Last Edit: July 02, 2011, 11:29:51 am by jsieber »

Offline paddleboy17

Re: serotta rapid tour: any impressions / thoughts (might be offered one)
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2011, 01:13:04 pm »
This is a touring forumn, so we may not be the best source for critiques of "a quicker bike".  Serrotta is not known for the touring bikes, but I suspect that you are not going to tour on this bike. Serrotta is known for custom bikes, that cater to people who want to go fast.

I am not sure that I would buy a bike that I could not test ride.
Danno