A few months ago , September to be correct, i entered my Serotta ATX on Retrobike for the BoTM (Bike of The Month)
It was a though month with some hard competion but fortunately i won it.
Together will all the other winners and some entries from the runners up this was put into a BoTY .
There were some really really nice entries, a few gorgeous KLEINS, Fat Chance's (Shock-a-Billies, and a grellow Yo), my Serotta and also my Defiant who did not win but was a runner up in June.
The first few days it was between 3 bikes; A beautifull Mountain Goat, The Fat Chance Shock A Billy (SAB) and my Serotta,..
At the end it was the last two who took some distance from the rest.
The end of the poll was 15-01-09, 12 o'clock,...and it was close i can tell you ,..realy close,..I won it by just one vote.
I am very proud that people appreciate the Serotta and the energy i put in to make it my dreambike.
Because i wanted to let the guys at Serotta know that i won,.and that was mostly the result of the impressive rebuild by Serotta i send Russ an email to inform him and thank them for the effort they put into it.
Unfortunately i received an email from someone else at Serotta an email that Russ was no longer working for Serotta but he thanked me for the email.
Thank you for the great news!
I’m sorry to say that Russ is no longer with the company, returning to full time duty in the National Guard. I will pass this on….
and another email followed 1 minute later.
Perhaps it is little known, but at the time the Fat City Shockabilly was in production, it was built by the same crew that built the ATX. For a few years, Serotta and Fat City were one production facility operating as Serotta/Fat City LLC.
the email was from Ben Serotta ! how cool is that!
It is like emailing Ferrari and getting an reply from Enzo ;)
The Number 2; the gorgeous Fat Chance Shock-a-Billy from my dear friend Simon
I should have bought it when it was available,.. :-(
The numer 3; an beautifull Mountain Goat.
The bike is two tone,..both sides of the frame have a different colour. Blue / Green
This bike won the June BOTM,..and made my Defiant a number 2 that month,..the same Defiant which went to Simon,..from above ;)