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Serotta Track T-Town #5

80s Serotta Track - Trexlertown fleet bike #5

Serotta Track 52cm Columbus SL

Wound Up / Chris King Gripnut

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Sugino 75 / Phil Wood

Time Atac XS

FSA 49t / Phil Wood 17t / Izumi ST

Nitto RB-021 / Nitto Pearl 9

Selle San Marco Shortfit / Nitto 92

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Velocity Deep V (Aussie era) / Phil Wood HF / Continental GP 5000 28c

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Velocity B43 (Aussie era) / Phil Wood HF / Continental Gatorskin Hardshell Black 28c

More Info:
The Trexlertown Serottas were made by Ben Serotta during the mid to late 80's and served as the rental bikes at T-town until they were sold at swaps sometime during 2011 and replaced with Fujis. I've done a ton of research and from what I can tell there are a few distinguishing features of what is probably the only "volume" production track frame Serotta manufactured. Please chime in with corrections if anyone notices any inaccuracies: 1. There were at least 30 of these bicycles made 2. All featured the metallic maroon paint and yellow decal with sergeant stripes - most retain their T-town fleet number on the upper seat tube 3. All were fitted with Mavic Pista groupsets 4. Forks were fitted with Campagnolo dropouts, rear dropouts are Shimano SFP 10 5. Five digit serial numbers are stamped on fork steerer, bottom bracket has no stampings 6. Columbus SL tubes 7. BSA with 120mm spacing 8. Crown race is ISO 26.4 but head tube is JIS at 30mm (requires reaming to fit King headset) 9. Seat binders are finnicky on these frames as T-town fitted most with quick release skewers - some worn out examples will require shims to adequately secure seatpost (27.2mm)

Added by yagarastawear. Last updated about 1 year ago.

1 Comment


DeathMetalGirl says:

This build hits all the right spots for me. It's really similar (very similar geometry, Phil's, silver Japanese cranks with a beefy no frills chainring, RB-021, nitto 90mm stem, izumi V chain) to my track bike, but with a wound up which looks really cool.

Posted 12 months ago