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Cooper’s Serotta Colorado CRL

The Serotta Colorado CRL was the top-of-the-line lugged steel racing frame offered by Serotta in 1992 with some creative innovation that is still seen in today’s bicycles. It was the first racing frame to utilize tapered tubes to increase frame performance. The seat tube and downtube are swaged as well as butted, and increase in diameter as they approach the bottom bracket. Before this was done, tube diameters were round and consistent only varying in tube thickness to increase performance across frame materials.  Serotta had to facilities in house to be able to cut their own custom lugs for their custom sized tubes, a real game-changer at the time. Look carefully at the frame here and notice where the paint shifts color gradient, the tubes increase in size towards the bottom bracket. Tube tapering, swaging, shaping, and size variance is  commonplace in almost any frame construction now.

This bike is decked out in 1990’s glory – all alloy ergopower Campagnolo Record converted to 10-speed. No detail on this bike was spared, down the the 10-speed record hubs and skewers to the rest of the majority of period correct racing componentry on this machine.

At the time this bike was built, it was cutting edge, and rivaled by few other Made-in-USA hand-built bicycles.

Welcome Brian to Deluxe Cycles!

We’re so stoked to welcome Brian to the Deluxe crew. Brian is from Colorado and moved to Brooklyn in 2009. He’s what you would call a football fanatic, rooting for his home team, the Denver Broncos, although the Giants are warming up to him a little he admits. Brian has two sweet-as-can-be dogs that are just a treat whenever he brings them to the shop! He loves all kinds of cycling, but specifically road and mountain.

Brian is a Serotta certified fitter with experience in road, cross, track, tri, tt and mtb and even has experience in adaptive fit for people with injuries and disabilities. He used to be a professional team mechanic and over the years has earned multiple certifications in different facets of bicycle mechanics ranging from electronic groupsets to downhill suspension overhauls. He also has experience working at top 10 bike shops in the country as a fitter and mechanic.

 

Again, we’re stoked to have him on board..!

Jesse’s Kalavinka

Jesse just built up a new Kalavinka NJS frame for racing! Hatta swan headset and bottom bracket for smooth running, Nitto post and stem to keep it classy, and a San Marco Concor Light saddle to keep it familiar. Suzue Promax hubs laced 1x in front and 2x in rear to shiny A23s make it a beaut, but what sets this NJS apart from others is that it’s set up tubeless! Can’t forget the blue toshi straps on MKS Sylvain Lite pedals, too!

Wraith Hustle

Brian just built up a new Wraith Hustle road bike! With an Ultegra Di2 groupo this bike ready for some miles! He had to drill out holes for the Di2 wires to route through the frameset to make it work, too. Brian put a personal touch into this bike by including a Lagunitas bottle cap as the headset cap and, literally, shotgun shells for barplugs. Bang.