Budget builds Serotta & Lemond

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Amazinmets87
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by Amazinmets87

Unsure of the WW interest level for low-budget 90s frame restoration projects (particularly when the finished projects are likely to be +8.5kg!), but here goes:

I have an 853 steel Lemond Tournament (year unknown but I'm confident it's late 90s or early 2000s) and a '98 Serotta Colorado Ti.

I purchased the Lemond 5 years ago equipped with an aftermarket SRAM 10-speed groupset and Weyless fork. The Serotta was purchased last fall with the original 9-speed Dura Ace 7700 groupset and F1 fork. I picked the latter up for a paltry $380, mainly due to some damage to the top tube; it was involved in a garage door accident which left a small indentation. I've performed some structural tests and am confident the damage is cosmetic.

I had similar plans for both frames: Campagnolo groupsets and 28mm tires. The original F1 fork could only accommodate 23mm tires, so it hit the auction bin and was replaced by a carbon Ritchey comp fork. The Weyless fork could handle a 28mm tire (albeit a tight squeeze) so I opted to keep it. I opted to have the Lemond frame and fork sanded down and repainted. The Colorado paint is in shoddy condition as well; I'm deliberating between sanding it down and leaving it bare or adding aftermarket decals. I'm planning to equip both bikes with Ritchey components. The groupsets will be a mix of Potenza and Centaur.

I've included photos of both frames. As you can see the Lemond is currently in the process of being painted and decaled. I apologize for the low quality pics. I'll try to get higher quality shots in the near future.

These are my first builds, and I'll admit I'm not the most knowledgeable, especially in regards to compatibility of components. Any advice/insight is greatly appreciated!
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More pics...
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Hmm, had a little issue with the frame. When the clear coat was applied it caused the paint to wrinkle up on the seattube. Any idea what may have caused this?
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Update on Serotta frame.

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by Wingnut

Looking good, I’m always interested when someone restores older quality frames...looking forward to seeing them built up!


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by RZack89

Nice projects!!

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What paint did you use for the Lemond? Did you follow the drying time instructions?


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Looks like paint overspray. You will need to rescans and repaint

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mike wrote:Looks like paint overspray. You will need to rescans and repaint
He’s definitely going to have to respray the bike, but I’m wondering what his technique was, to avoid this in the future. If he let the basecoat dry too long before applying the clear, but not long enough to completely cure, that may explain the issue. Also, some rattle can paints aren’t as good as others, which may also explain the problem.


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by jbaillie

That's a baller looking bike -- needs the right pedals but overall really nice. Looks like a combination of different Campy bits, do you have a full build list for it?

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by Amazinmets87

Thank you! I'll write a list later but it's all Potenza sans crankset which is 11-speed Centaur alloy.

Ha, yea I threw those pedals on because I was desperate to ride it. I have some more aesthetically pleasing XT pedals I'll install later. I ride MTB pedals on all my bikes regardless of discipline, which unfortunately aren't nearly as good-looking as road.

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Subscribing for updates. I want to take on a very similar project with similar end goals.

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