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    Did Lemond ever use Shimano? help me win $100.00

    Ok, i have a bet with by friend for one hundred bucks. i think its an easy win for me!! he says Greg Lemond did race professionally with dura ace for several years. I say-no way-never used it. He only used French and Italian components. Anyway, i hope you will prove me right. I would hate to lose the money and admit i was wrong.

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    I heard he was strictly a Sora guy
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikesChevelle View Post
    I heard he was strictly a Sora guy
    Thumb levers right? Makes perfect sense.

    Didn't you wager something before and come here for confirmation? I know we feed bad habits here, but gambling?

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    Ever/never is an absolute. May be a sucker's bet. Just sayin'

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    Lemond's Bikes

    Seems from this post he used bloody everything he could get his hands on:
    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...eg-Lemond-rode
    1981-1982 - Gitane Campagnolo
    1983 - Gitane - Modolo - Stronglight - Simplex
    1984 - Gitane Campagnolo
    1985 - Hinault branded frames with Campagnolo (Lemond was probably on a Della Santa - the Hinault frames were supposedly built by Lejeune or Cyfac)
    1986 - Look branded steel frames (probably similar arrangement to 1985), early versions of TVT, Campagnolo components.
    1987 - Look TVT with Shimano Dura Ace
    1988 - Concorde with Campagnolo (again, possibly a Della Santa - there is some word that Ciocc/Conti built the Concorde frames and that they were painted in Belgium)
    1989 - Bottechia steel frames and TVT frames. rode for Coors light in the US and may have been on Clark Kent frames or Della Santas again)
    1990 - Bilato built steel frames IIRC, Lemond branded, Ti something or other at some stage, TVT.
    1991 - Bilato built steel, Ti, Carbosports
    after that, I can't remember

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    I acquired this book recently...



    I paged through it briefly and found this.. which isn't much, but does mention that he used it. Look under 1987



    I'll split the winning with your friend

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    Rock Shox suspension fork in the Paris Roubaix???? Sacrilege.

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    yes. same guy. we always have vintage bike bets. i have an advantage, i come here for confirmation, he goes to classic rendevouz
    Quote Originally Posted by tugrul View Post
    Thumb levers right? Makes perfect sense.

    Didn't you wager something before and come here for confirmation? I know we feed bad habits here, but gambling?

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    hey roger, where did you get that book. i have to have it!!!!

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    I got it along with a bunch of bike parts, magazines, and posters. I'm not sure where the book is sold

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    Didn't someone here acquire Lemonds Masi from his junior days? Course I'm sure that it had campy on it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe englert View Post
    hey roger, where did you get that book. i have to have it!!!!
    Amazon has a "used-very good" copy for $30.
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    Quote Originally Posted by divineAndbright View Post
    Didn't someone here acquire Lemonds Masi from his junior days? Course I'm sure that it had campy on it..
    A local (Monterey Bay area) woman owns it. I posted pics of it in another thread when it was on display at the 2009 Butterfly Crit in Pacific Grove, which Lemond won in 1978, having lapped the entire field (my 3rd grade son is writing a book report on Lemond ).

    Campy FD, RD, brakes/levers, Sugino Super Mighty crankset (additional pics):


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    Quote Originally Posted by retrofit View Post
    A local (Monterey Bay area) woman owns it. I posted pics of it in another thread when it was on display at the 2009 Butterfly Crit in Pacific Grove, which Lemond won in 1978, having lapped the entire field (my 3rd grade son is writing a book report on Lemond ).

    Campy FD, RD, brakes/levers, Sugino Super Mighty crankset (additional pics):

    While I won't doubt it was his bike, as it has been repainted, and modified, who knows what the spec was when Greg was racing it.

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