Old 04-26-14, 05:36 PM
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Well, if Liz slapped the correct 853 sticker on the frame and it has stamped Lemond drops, you're in business. 853 is a really nice ride and other than OX Platinum, really one of the two finest steel frame materials for the marque. The Lemond stickers on the seat and down tube look just a bit hinky but she might not have had originals available.

Complete 853 Lemonds generally start around $600 depending on components. With your mismatched parts, probably less. That having been said, if you have any compulsion to ride this bike instead of selling it, keep it. Steel frames of this quality have a way of growing on you. Just make sure the Lemond geometry (long top tube, slack angles) is in keeping with your riding style.
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