Serotta Track Frame
This is a really rare frame built by Ben Serotta in 1977 or 1978. Chances are it was built for the US team but I don’t know that for sure. I got this professionally re-painted using a very light metallic purple.
Ben Serotta was one of the pioneers in the use of ovalizing tubing and this frame was one of his first. This was the very beginning of the “aero” craze. The move to aero was really born out of wind tunnel tests that were just being done that indicated the drillium componentry on bikes actually made the bike slower which outweighed the benefits of lightweight drilling of parts.
The fork ends are Zeus and the nice custom rear bridge is great looking. The chain stays have a very clean “bikini” lug where they attach to the seat cluster that’s gorgeous. It’s really one of the simplest and classiest frame’s I’ve seen.