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Old 11-28-12, 08:49 AM   #1
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2001 Lemond Chambery Frame

Hi Fellow Bicyclists. I am new to this forum. I have been a bicyclist most of my life however, its a been a while since I rode regularly. I am intending to to get back to riding on a regular basis. I have purchased a Lemond Chambery Aluminium frame. Its in wonderful condition. It has arrived minus bottom bracket but with Time Stiletto forks and Chris King Headset. I intend to equip with Shimano or alternative components, probably Ultegra as per the original build. I have some questions.
1. Can I use more updated equipment i.e. Crankset...some of the more recent carbon fibre units like the SRAM units?
2. The bottom bracket is the first addition. I believe that originally it had a Shimano 6500 Ultegra. Can I replace with original BB or upgrade to a Chris King or what ever and what would be your recommendations?
3. The Time Stiletto forks have a line crack around the top of the forks...I think its only the paint but it worries me...reports of failing carbon forks...oooh!
3. Shifters: Lots of expense and choices here. There are some options. I am looking at these:
2010 SHIMANO ST-R700 STI 10X3 Shifter 105/ULTEGRA Grade Brake Lever Set
They are on sale at $170. I looked at the Microshift but......Any other suggestions ?
4. Wheels, hubs, cassette et al. Gosh, a helluva lotta choices here. What about cassette size? Will a ten speed fit my frame?
One last question, opinions on short cranks?
Thanks for amy suggestions. I'm pleased to be on this forum...some good advice already gleened form posts.
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Old 11-28-12, 09:09 AM   #2
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1,2. Your bottom bracket shell is threaded 68 mm English threading which is very common so any suitable cartridge or external bearing bottom bracket and matching crank can be used.
3. Have the fork evaluated by a competent bike shop. There is no way it can be determined safe on the internet.
3A. The ST-R700 3x10 Shimano brifters should be fine. Microshift has a mixed reputation but generally seem ok.
4. Yes, your frame is spaced 130 mm so any road 8/9/10-speed freehub (the same freehub body takes all three cassette sizes) will fit and it will accept a 10-speed cassette.
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Old 11-28-12, 10:36 AM   #3
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Thanks Hillrider. I have just purchased an Easton EC70 SL carbon fork with a Cane Creek 40 series head set, Easton H11 stem and forte alloy bars...all as new (300miles) for $75. Thought that was a good deal. I'm looking I'll take your advice and have the Time Stiletto fork checked. I'm about to look at purchasing a bottom bracket.....keep y'all posted!
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Hey Madkey, just got same frame, but with the Icon fork, i also wanted to build per spec, but vintage parts where almost as expensive as a used newer group, so, per my budget, i had to drop my first pick of Campy Chorus and go with SRAM Apex, fit was perfect, and for BB/Crankset, i went with a SRAM Built Kuota K30 with the GXP BB, which i should be receiving this coming weekend. did you finish your build? i would love to see it.
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Looks like a nice build. Glad someone else appreciates LeMond bikes. Be sure to post finished product photos.
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madkeys has only had three years to finish the build. Let's not rush him.

But since we're talking about building up LeMonds with modern components, here's a pic of my 2001 LeMond Buenos Aires which I recently built up with mostly 5700-series 105 components.



I love this bike.
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I love this bike.
Me too! Mine's still stock except stem, bars, tires, seatpost, saddle, pedals

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Me too! Mine's still stock except stem, bars, tires, seatpost, saddle, pedals
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4. Wheels, hubs, cassette et al. Gosh, a helluva lotta choices here. What about cassette size? Will a ten speed fit my frame?
As you don't already have wheels, would forget 10 speed and just look at 11 speed for the wheels, and unless your set on a triple, the whole groupset.

11 speed wheels are backwards compatible, unlike 10 speed which limit you to 10 or less, so even if you didn't get a 11 speed groupset, it gives options for the future.

For groupsets, if you looking at Ultega level, 6700 (the only 10 speed Ultegra level groupset you will still find readily available) just isn't as nice vs the 11 speed options (i've put a lot of distance on 10 speed Shimano, and 11 is much nicer), 11 speed also is generally cheaper/no more than 10 speed, and just as easy to source (looks better as well)
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I really like my Microshift 9S shifters. Not perfectly precise with the shifting, but I think it may not be the shifters. And, I find that I kind of like the knobs on top.
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Thanks, i will post more, that pic was from when i got it, my cousin purchased it for me, as i was too far from the seller when he published it.

i'll upload a WIP pic below.
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I'm about to look at purchasing a bottom bracket.....keep y'all posted!
Thanks
You are going about this part of the build backwards.

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LOL, Rush him XD

Thanks, i will post more, that pic was from when i got it, my cousin purchased it for me, as i was too far from the seller when he published it.


i'll upload a WIP pic below.


QUOTE=Andy_K;18343271]madkeys has only had three years to finish the build. Let's not rush him.

But since we're talking about building up LeMonds with modern components, here's a pic of my 2001 LeMond Buenos Aires which I recently built up with mostly 5700-series 105 components.



I love this bike.[/QUOTE]

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We'll here it is, th Crankset is still in route, so it's missing only that, i should hope to get it tomorrow if USPS works.


have a happy thanksgiving everyone.
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This is an awesome build! can't wait to ride mine, it even feels lighter than my carbon bike. curiously.

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LOL, Rush him XD

Thanks, i will post more, that pic was from when i got it, my cousin purchased it for me, as i was too far from the seller when he published it.


i'll upload a WIP pic below.


QUOTE=Andy_K;18343271]madkeys has only had three years to finish the build. Let's not rush him.

But since we're talking about building up LeMonds with modern components, here's a pic of my 2001 LeMond Buenos Aires which I recently built up with mostly 5700-series 105 components.



I love this bike.
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Good to see some where dutifully kept, the 1999 red and white model that i missed purchasing was all stock also, and light as a feather.


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Crank installed, found perfect fit cable routers from chainreactioncycles in uk, here's the link: Vitus Bikes Zenium Internal Brake Cable Guide 2015

only need 10spd cassette, cables and chain. almost there.....
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Hi everyone, well, i've finally finished her!! it rides like a dream!! here's the complete bike (minus a flat, haha!!)

cant wait to ride her a couple of hours!!
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Looks good, but you may want to check out the angle of the hoods/shifters, as they look a bit off (too low/angled down)
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Yeah, rode and and found that out the hardway this is what happens when you install the levers without the front wheel on. already adjusted up.hahhaha
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