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    What does Lance really ride?

    5900? madone? sl ? ssl ? (what the heck are those 2 last ones)

    i also heard that sometimes he rides a different bike that gets repainted as a trek?

    can somebody try to clarify? does he ride different bikes for personal / tt / race / ttt / etc uses?

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    Franky claims all of Postal ride a stock Madone.
    i may have overreacted

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    Quote Originally Posted by redfooj
    5900? madone? sl ? ssl ? (what the heck are those 2 last ones)

    i also heard that sometimes he rides a different bike that gets repainted as a trek?

    can somebody try to clarify? does he ride different bikes for personal / tt / race / ttt / etc uses?
    this year Lance is on the Madone SL for usual stages and SSL for mountains...

    he rode a rebadged litespeed for TT in 99 - but that's been a while.
    "The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight But they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night." -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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    Today stage 3 they introduce a new bike that only Lance has. The special version of Madone that design at wind tunnel to minimize the wind as much as possible, very cool look. I have to watch it again since I didn't paying a lot attention to it.

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    I think her last name is Crow.

    I'm gonna get banned I bet, AH...leave it anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff williams
    I think her last name is Crow.

    I'm gonna get banned I bet, AH...leave it anyway.
    Banned? For telling the truth al be it in a slightly off-color way? Naaah If I can get away with it so should you. Just don't take it "too far" nudge nudge wink wink say no more say no more

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff williams
    I think her last name is Crow.

    I'm gonna get banned I bet, AH...leave it anyway.
    I hear it makes him faster in the mountains

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    Madone 5.9 - USPS Team Bike for flat stages
    http://www.cyclingnews.com/photos.ph...SPS_train/list

    Madone 5.9 SL - USPS Team Bike for mountain stages (SL = lightweight, from steel tubing nomenclature)
    http://www.cyclingnews.com/teamtech0...ikes/usps_trek

    Madone 5.9 SSL - Lance's prototype climbing machine for alpe d'Huez TT (SSL = very lightweight)
    http://www.cyclingnews.com/teamtech0..._ssl_armstrong

    Trek Time Trial Bike - USPS Team & Individual time trials
    http://www.trekbikes.com/news/news_d...ategory=hot_ne
    Last edited by livngood; 07-07-04 at 05:17 AM.

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    There are also subtle differences...for example, he uses a Deda Newton stem, and if you buy the bike from Trek you get a Bontrager lite stem. Different handlebars, too, from the stock bike from Trek.
    But the frame and the groupset (Dura Ace) are the same. Stock stuff.
    The TT bike is a different story, entirely.
    They experimented with an ultralight carbon (55 I believe down from the 110 they use for the 5900 and the Madone series)...the new Madone take out the seat post aero package and rounded out the seat stays. On the 5.9 they have more of an aerofoil shape.
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    this is supposed to be the bike Lance used the other day in Belgiam

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/photos/20...Tech35_LA_trek

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/road/2004...h/?id=classic1

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    Last year he pulled out an older bike to ride during the race. I'd bet it's stashed in the back of the trailer somewhere.

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