Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: SF Bay Area - East Bay
Bikes: TREK 5900/Lemond Fillmore
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Opinions on the Lemond Fillmore
OK, I know the coolest fixies are when you put yours together BUT, I'm not inclined to build ups. So, I wanted to get into the world of fixiedom so I purchased a new Lemond Fillmore for $650, out the door of my favorite LBS. Only upgrades so far where tires and I threw my favorite pedals on, Eggbeaters.
This is my first steel bike ever. Past bikes have been the Merlin Extralight (that I broke), Trek 2300, Klein Quantam Pro, Orbea Starship carbon...
I'm really digging the Lemond. Nice fit, smooth ride. When I originally got the bike I thought first thing to upgrade is the steel fork. Nope, this bike ride is silky smooth. So far I've logged close to 1200 miles on it. My other bike, a Trek 5900/Dura Ace rig, is hanging from my ceiling feeling neglected.
So, for the money, how'd I do boys and girls?
And what up grades would you inflict, if any? Oh, I did put Kool stop brake pads on it.
Frame LeMond Double Butted Cro Moly Steel Fixed Gear
Fork LeMond Cromoly Track
Headset Aheadset Sealed
Crank Bontrager GXP Track 44t
Pedals Alloy road w/ toe clips and strap
Front Derailleur n/a
Rear Derailleur n/a
Shift/Brake Levers R200 road brake levers
Cassette Shimano 18t
Wheel System High flange track alloy hubs/Alex AT450 rims
Tires Bontrager Select 700x25c
Brakes Alloy w/cartridge pads
Handlebar Bontrager Select VR OS
Stem Bontrager Select OS
Saddle Bontrager Race Lux
Seatpost Bontrager Sport