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Old 05-04-11, 09:17 AM   #1
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Reynolds 853 Lemond Zurich with 8s Shimano 600 Tricolor/STI group

Hi guys,

I recently picked up this (no pictures yet, sorry!) Lemond - I was hoping it would be a keeper but it was way bigger than I thought when I got to the sellers' place. It was still a good deal so I bought it and figured I would tune it up and sell it to fund my new project...

It's a 96 or 97, paint and components are in good/great shape. 59cm.
Wheels that it included were crappy hybrid wheels but I have a set of tricolor hubs laced to Campy rims that will probably go on this bike instead. It has a nice Rolls saddle on it too but that might stay with me or get sold separately.

So whats a 59cm 853 Lemond with Tricolor STI group in nice shape worth these days?
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How tall are you?

Nice thing about threaded is that you can get a Nitto Technomics Deluxe
and simply raise the bars. That brings them back towards you.

It's a nice bike if you can adjust it to fit.
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How tall are you?

Nice thing about threaded is that you can get a Nitto Technomics Deluxe
and simply raise the bars. That brings them back towards you.

It's a nice bike if you can adjust it to fit.
It's a 59 I ride a 52... Can sort of standover the top tube on my tip toes but even if I slam the seatpost all the way down it's not low enough for me. Looks funny too
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Lemond Catalogs

Size 59cm frame has a 59cm top tube...
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Lemond Catalogs

Size 59cm frame has a 59cm top tube...
Is that long?

Mine is a 97 but has had a few parts downgraded...wheelset, seapost and stem and a few upgrades...saddle and crankset.


Nobody has any thoughts on value? Are 853 frames desirable? I know the tricolor stuff has good value on its own but I would rather sell it complete.

+ - $400? I've sold 4130 and aluminum bikes with downtube shfiters for $300 but I know that even though this bike is much nicer prices seem to plateau in the $400 range.
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853 frames are desirable IMO. I wanted one and found a 1999 Schwinn Peloton on paybay for cheap as it had no fork. I built it up w/ Tiagra 9 speed. It was the 59x59 size. Problem was the top tube was just too long for me and it had to go. I can ride a 60cm 80's frame but it has a top tube of about 57cm usually.

Perhaps the Lemond name will help the price for you. I am guessing it's tig welded which may have hurt the price I got since lugged would have been nicer.
8 speed tri color is tasty stuff. I was trying to sell mine around Christmas '10 which is a bad time of year to sell. It took a long time and finally went for $375.

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+ - $400? I've sold 4130 and aluminum bikes with downtube shfiters for $300 but I know that even though this bike is much nicer prices seem to plateau in the $400 range.
With the crappy wheels?

I don't think I've seen a Lemond listed for that low in Boston.
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