Lemond/Trek Titanium... What's it worth?
The seller says it has 105 shifter/brake levers and FD with an Ultegra RD and Bontrager carbon fork. I have no idea what the second photo is trying to show, but from what I can see, it looks to be pretty clean. I also like that it's a triple since I live in hilly San Francisco. I should also note that I am a Clydesdale. Will it be bendy?
I don't really know what I'm looking at, and hope you guys can help. I've since done some research about Lemond Ti frames but apparently they were from several different suppliers and came in a few different models, none of which seem to match this Trek branded one supposedly made by Sandvik.
Some more personal info (I could use any advice you have for me): I'm a casual fan of cycling. My only bike up til this point has been an upgraded 1981 Univega Sportour, a smooth riding chromoly steel DT shifting workhorse I've converted to take 700c wheels and a triple drivetrain. I enjoy the ride very much but I feel like I need a bike that performs better in climbing. So my original thought was that I'd look to swap out the frame for an old school aluminum or perhaps carbon frame (Trek 2500, Giant Cadex, Specialized Epic, Vitus/Alan/Guerciotti, etc.) with traditional geometry and save weight. I was thinking I'd just re-build the original bike with the old components which I've kept in a box and move the nicer wheels and drivetrain over to the lighter frame. But once I saw this I thought I might have stumbled on to something...
I plan on using this maybe as a commuter and at least a weekender on which I can hope to keep up with my friends who have recently upgraded to speedier road bikes on rides to Sausalito and around the Bay.