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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 4:12 pm 
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Gone, but never forgotten, that’s what I have to say about Serotta.
I’ve been eyeing on one, however along the way I’ve gotten distracted by other makes and ended up with different built etc. Being partial to lugged frameset, as well as a traditionalist, the Meivici is what I felt is equivalent to the TIME VXRS Ulteam (built quality, attention to detail, lugs etc).

Probably the last of its kind, a Serotta Meivici SG, in 6.5 tubes.
Frame weight: 1195 gr
Fork (uncut): 420 gr

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 7:22 pm 
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hot damn, excited - was this one of the ebay meivici's?


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 8:06 pm 
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Equivalent to a VXRS? Nah.
Heavier for starters, not forgetting it has no warranty worth mentioning.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 8:39 pm 
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Pardon you, while you pee on his campfire

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 2:17 am 
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It looks beautiful, I'm very glad for you and looking forward to seeing how this will be built up.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 2:58 am 
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Yeah....that's hot. This is going to be interesting. :beerchug:

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 4:48 am 
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Awesome find. Do tell how it came into your possession... the exodus of men and materials from Serotta was a Pompeii-style meltdown with a million stories ranging from intriguing to tragic.

Also, while you plan your build, please post a few detail shots of the lugs, weave, finish, and frame details of note. Serotta's in-house lugs, dropouts, small parts, and fork used to be quite a treat to examine. Did you acquire a Serotta fork with this?

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 12:09 pm 
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Very excellent. Carbon can be repaired and if the price was right who cares about a warranty. I have a cross carbon frame and fork that I bought from someone new for less than 1/2 or the close out price and even the close out price is quite a deal. I won't steal this from the OP so it will have its own thread.


Back on topic. Its quite a stunning frame!

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 4:03 pm 
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No doubt it is an amazing frame.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 4:41 pm 
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Thanks for the comment guys.

Frame does indeed come with a manufacturer's warranty as updated on 9.12.13 by Serotta themselves.

http://serotta.com/warranty/

•Original owners of all models with proof of purchase dated on or after May 3, 2012: Limited warranty provided at time of sale honored. We will honor the warranty for framesets built under the current ownership and have improved the crash-protection program by extending it to 10 years.

Here are pics of the original fork.

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All pics above were taken by a personal friend of mine right after delivery for inspection purpose.
Frameset/fork is currently in Connecticut, waiting to be shipped to Tokyo Japan next week.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 7:16 pm 
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How do you plan on building this one up?
I'm sure like your other bikes, it won't disappoint! :thumbup:


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 6:23 pm 
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@tonytourist

Will be build up using Campagnolo, probably on Record 11, 2010 groupset.
Another option would be on SR with the red highlites, still considering :?
Selle Italia C64 saddle, Campagnolo Record 27.2mm post.

I guess the overall weight will be pretty close to my C50 in STSL, approx ~6400gr

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:32 pm 
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Apologies for the harsh tone before. What wheels are you planning on using to get under 6.5?


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:31 pm 
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Awesome looking frame!

Waiting for the build

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 4:33 pm 
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Received the frameset 4 days ago.
Definitely not a ww frameset to begin with but compensates with its amazing built quality.
Approx 100gr lighter than the STSL C50.
Currently awaiting the CK headset before proceeding with the build.
Bike will be equipped with Campagnolo Record 11 speed 2010 groupset, currently mounted on the TIME VXRS.

@ultimobici,
Probably a DT240 LW Ventoux.

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