1991 Serotta Colorado II with 2013 Ultegra

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NRV
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by NRV

Thanks.

The old 8-speed record group was awful. Barely rideable. Hated it. I knew a modern group would immediately make a difference. Weight wasn't a huge concern. I wanted smooth action and reliability.

I was already familiar with Shimano, so I was already leaning towards 6800 (9000 felt like too much of a splurge for this build). The new Force 22 also looked somewhat tempting, despite SRAM QA being famously questionable in the past.

In the end, I found a deal on the 6800 group and wheels that was just too good to ignore, so that, coupled again with familiarity, is what cinched it for me.

Once I had it all set up and took it for the first ride, it was immediately obvious I'd made the right choice. I really, really love 6800. It's like butter.

NRV
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by NRV

Updated with new FLO 30 wheels

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by hasbeen

I remember when I lost my 3ttt Status stem cap too. They became coveted possessions after a couple of seasons.
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It has the H2 geo......one step racier than a hybrid bike

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by mattyNorm

I love these modernized retro builds, beautiful job man!

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+1

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by Calnago

Nice, thought I might have one of those stem covers floating around but just checked and it's slightly different. Wheels, tires, group... All look great on that frame. Nice job.
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by Lafolie

true classic !

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by aronjancso

Love the paintjob, hot like lava! :) The black/dark grey components really make it pop.

NRV
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by NRV

Thanks, all!

hasbeen wrote:I remember when I lost my 3ttt Status stem cap too. They became coveted possessions after a couple of seasons.

Hah. This is like the third time I've lost a Status stem cap. I've given up.

raisinberry777
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by raisinberry777

That looks absolutely gorgeous, nice work. Love the paintjob on the frame, they just don't make them like that any more.

NRV
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by NRV

Thanks!

raisinberry777 wrote:Love the paintjob on the frame, they just don't make them like that any more.

Agreed. Late 80s / early 90s were a golden era of bike paintjobs.

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by Stolichnaya

NRV, that is odd that you had trouble with 8-speed Record. It remains for me (and I am certain a few oldsters here would agree) the best grouppo I have ever owned and used. I still have two Campy 8-speed grouppos in use that run like butter.

Regardless, the bike looks great.
If you find another stem cap, hot-glue it into place.

NRV
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by NRV

Thanks.

Maybe poor (or lack of) maintenance from the previous owner had something to do with it. The group was pretty deteriorated. No matter how hard I tried, I just could not get the drivetrain to a proper working state.

On the other hand, 6800 has been a dream to both, ride and maintain. I haven't looked back.

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by vejnemojnen

I must admit! IT's a stunner! I like the handlebars too. What are they? :)

The ultegra chainset is astonishing with its dark gray tone on this warm coloured slender frame.

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by SLCBrandon

Really cool build.

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