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Old 09-24-11, 08:55 PM   #1
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=)) =)) =)) {{ z ****

I've been a lurker for a while so I figured I should ***** out my latest find. My normal ride is a newer Felt but I rotate out other bikes occasionally. This one might stick around for quite sometime, or permanently. I found it on CL 4.5 hours from my house and the guy just retired so he's been out of state for months. After making some arrangements his neighbor let me in the house to get the bike, 9 hours of driving and a very good price later it's mine!

It's been sitting in the basement for a little over a decade so it needs some love but it's not bad. I threw some fresh rubber on it and lubed the chain up and took it for a ride and it's not bad. I've got a few ideas in my mind, either clean it up and ride...or maybe update the components... not sure yet. Anyway, here it is.



















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Old 09-24-11, 08:58 PM   #2
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Oh what the *^%$, that thread title wasn't supposed to show up like that
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Old 09-24-11, 09:01 PM   #3
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What word got censored out? You can spell it like t-h-i-s, if it's necessary and not lewd.
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Old 09-24-11, 09:11 PM   #4
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I was trying to spell out the three poofs of smoke with a Z. So somehow it censored the last **** in my pretty little drawring
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Old 09-24-11, 09:16 PM   #5
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Doesn't matter.

Awesome, awesome ride. Yes, I'd have driven 9 hours for that.

Nice little corncob on the rear of that thing. Built for Speed.

That can really be a smashing build.

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to upgrade.

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Old 09-24-11, 09:16 PM   #6
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Well, pretty nice bike regardless!
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Old 09-24-11, 09:16 PM   #7
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post title is lame, but that bike looks sweet! good for you.
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Old 09-24-11, 09:18 PM   #8
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lol, nice bike. They sure loved their bright colors back then, didn't they?

If it was mine, I would put a modern component group on it. I do like the set that is on it though. Very retro. Those brakes are something!
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Old 09-24-11, 09:18 PM   #9
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what city was this bike in?
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Early Lemond's are always a treat.
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Old 09-24-11, 10:29 PM   #11
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Doesn't matter.

Awesome, awesome ride. Yes, I'd have driven 9 hours for that.

Nice little corncob on the rear of that thing. Built for Speed.

That can really be a smashing build.

Don't be afraid
to upgrade.

And welcome to the forum. Glad to have you, hear.
It was a haul but it was worth it! Yeah, the cassette definitely isn't for climbing mountains, it'll wear you out! Already thinking about upgrading.

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lol, nice bike. They sure loved their bright colors back then, didn't they?

If it was mine, I would put a modern component group on it. I do like the set that is on it though. Very retro. Those brakes are something!
Thanks for the input, the thought of putting a modern group on it has crossed my mind. Maybe 9 or 10 speed. I've put about 50 miles on it and I'm still not falling in love with DT shifters. I've gotten OK at using them but they still aren't as nice as the DA7800 on my other bike. The Deltas are the sweetest looking brakes I've ever seen, the build quality is insane...only problem is that they don't stop worth a #%@&! Some new pads would help but I have a feeling they still wouldn't be great.

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what city was this bike in?
Carbondale, IL. The guy I bought it from was a super nice guy. He had this one and a 96'ish carbon Lemond that he used to race but he said he quit racing in 98-99 and his bikes have been sitting ever since. I think he was just glad to see it go to a good home.
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Old 09-24-11, 10:40 PM   #12
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i saw a lemond like this on CL or kijiji lately in toronto, i was going to kick myself or whatnot if this was the exact bike, because i just skimmed by it. I don't think the one in toronto had C-record, so i had to ask lol....


This bike should definitely be in the miami vice thread

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Old 09-24-11, 10:44 PM   #13
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Cool rainbow fade.
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I have a good home, I'll ride it once a week, tuck it into bed at night. What have I got to do to get a bike with a paint job like that, great bike.
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Old 09-24-11, 11:08 PM   #15
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Tres classique in the manner of Tubbs and Crockett!

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Old 09-25-11, 01:43 AM   #16
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The brakeset alone is worth a ridiculous amount of money, looks like a fantastic score, well done.

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Old 09-25-11, 05:21 AM   #17
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VEry nice, great find.
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My suggestion: sell the campy parts on ebay, they are worth a lot of money. Sell the wheelset. Buy an 8 speed 600 tri-color STI group with the dual pivot brakes. Buy a decently light set of clinchers with the easy to find shimano 8/9/10 (current standard) rear hub. If you did this it would really narrow the gap between it and your felt.
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Wow, what a nice Lemond. A real time capsule. A bike every red, white and blue yank would love to own. Here in Australia the Team Z colour scheme spawned many a copy. I had 2 bikes from different Aussie builders with variations of the Team Z paint scheme.

Your bike brings back memories of Greg and his wonderful talent as well as his inspirational story.

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I have every bike I want - except a crazy painted 80s bike. And I didn't know I wanted one until right now.
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For some reason I really like the "loud" color bikes. This one looks fantastic. Nice job!
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Great find! Congratulations. It's a relatively rare TSX team bike with the reversed paint (dark top, red bottom).

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Old 09-25-11, 08:37 AM   #23
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Thanks for all the kind words folks!
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Old 09-25-11, 08:38 AM   #24
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I would keep it the way it is. It's a 90's bike with an awesome 90's components.
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I love it. #1 contender for the "show your zany bike" thread, if there is one. And if there isn't one, now there should be. I mean that in the best possible way.
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