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Serotta Fierte Cross '03

My toss-around, gravel machine.

Frame:
Colorado Concept TIG-welded steel

Fork/Headset:
Serotta RTX / Chris King

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Spécialités TA Zephyr Light / Phil Wood

Pedals:
Crank Bros. Egg-beaters SL

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Spécialités TA Syrius (48/34t) / SRAM (11-28t) / Wippermann Connex 808

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Shimano Ultegra FD-6503 / Shimano XT RD-M735 / Shimano XT SL-M732 thumbshifters

Handlebars/Stem:
Nitto B2500AA / Modolo OXO

Saddle/Seatpost:
San Marco Regal Ti / Ritchey seatpost

Brakes:
Tektro Oryx 992A cantilevers / Odyssey straddle rods / Ritchey Logic levers

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Velocity Deep-V / Phil Wood / Panaracer GravelKing

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Velocity Deep-V / Phil Wood / Panaracer GravelKing

Added by diecycling. Last updated over 3 years ago.

12 Comments

zwsprague

zwsprague says:

Loooove this build. What size is the frame? I own a 54cm mid 90's Serotta ti Colorado, but I'm a 56 on most CX'ish frames. Hunting for a Serotta cross frame and looking for some insights on their sizing.

Posted almost 2 years ago

diecycling

diecycling says:

Thanks, it's a 56 cm. The Serotta catalog from that year recommends selecting "the size that is at least 2cm shorter in the seat tube and 1cm shorter in the top tube than your normal road bicycle." That said, sometimes it feels to me a lot more like a classic MTB than a cross bike. :)

Posted almost 2 years ago

Ashok_Captain

Ashok_Captain says:

Thanks for your prompt reply.
Gonna google OSR! Someone like Problem Solvers should really start making them again. A well set up canti with good brake pads is pretty good.

Posted over 3 years ago

diecycling

diecycling says:

Right on, it would be nice if someone made them again. The braking on this bike is excellent.

Posted over 3 years ago

Ashok_Captain

Ashok_Captain says:

Great build! Thanks for sharing. What are the 'rigid cable yokes' that are on the cantilever brakes? The micro adjust barrels look like they would help dialing in the brakes.

Posted over 3 years ago

diecycling

diecycling says:

Thanks! They're Odyssey straddle rods. I haven't seen them for sale since the 90's, but they work well and certainly look cool. :)

Posted over 3 years ago

Fredd

Fredd says:

amazing

Posted over 3 years ago

seilor

seilor says:

nice

Posted about 6 years ago

Alsterstar

Alsterstar says:

nice cockpit

Posted over 7 years ago

pearleen

pearleen says:

a bit too clean for my taste, but very interesting build using a top frame.

Posted about 8 years ago

dietrootbeer

dietrootbeer says:

fn perfect

Posted about 8 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

This is pretty awesome. I could see myself riding down gravel trails all day with this!

Posted about 8 years ago