Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Serotta Tandem for Sale

   My beloved tandem has raced all over the country, and it
has been ridden to 8 National Championships and numerous national medals and State Championships.  It has raced the Burley Tandem Stage Race, and been a faithful steed in many many rides, both short and centuries.
   When we were shopping for a tandem we became aware of the frame and made a trip to the Serotta factory for a test ride.  It was unpainted at the time and the welds were just magnificent to see – a real work of art.  We fell in love with how it handled, had it painted and built up to my specs and it has been fun and fast riding ever since.
   I’ve had a variety of stokers, ranging in height from 5’1” to 6 feet tall.  This is the only tandem I have captained where we could both stand up at the same time.  The “boom tube” at the bottom was specifically designed to enhance handling.  This bike descends perfectly and inspires confidence. 
   The shifting was originally all Campy, with 40 spoke wheels and Phil Wood hubs.  I upgraded it to 9 speed a few years ago and the rear wheel is now a 36 hole XT mountain bike hub, with an XT rear derailleur and Ultegra Shifter.  The front shifting is still Campy.  The old Campy shifter and Phil Wood Wheels will be available with this bike as well.
   The paint is Serotta’s flagship pearlescent white with orange decals.  There are some surface chips and dings in the paint that happened in transport.  There is also a hint of surface rust in a few locations.  This bike, though, has been well cared for and maintained. 
   Also included in this sale is a soft sided BikePro case which I used to fly this bike to races.  It is what I will pack the bike to ship if shipping is required.
   Additionally, the Profile Aerobar , as noted in the photos, is included in this sale.

Specs include:
Head Tube – 16.5 cm
Top Tube – Captain – 59 cm
Captain Stem – 13 cm – Custom Serotta
Captain Handlebar 44 cm cc – Ritchey Aluminum
Brakes – Shimano XTR Canti
Front Wheel – Bontrager Tandem Race
Rear Wheel – Shimano XT hub with Mavic Rim, 36 hole
Rear Derailleur – 9 speed Shimano XT, Rear Shifter Shimano Ultegra
Front Derailleur – Campagnolo Chorus, Front Shifter Campy Chorus
Crankest – Shimano 54/44/32, 110 BCD
Saddles – Specialized Phenom
Stoker Seatpost – USE elastomer suspension

Many photos are available, upon request.  $3250.00 plus shipping.  Central New York Area.  315-796-1054