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Should I buy a Lemond bike for $150?

Old 11-10-18, 10:09 PM
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Should I buy a Lemond bike for $150?

I know somone who is selling a lemond in good quality for $150 should i buy it or save my money for a newer bike?
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Old 11-10-18, 10:23 PM
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Hi,
We will need some pics of the bike. What model Lemond, (Zurich, Buenos Aries, etc.) what is the condition? 150.00 for Lemond with a tube set made of 853 is a good deal..of course, it all depends on model and the group that is on the bike.
If the bike is clean and original, a Lemond for 150.00 is a good price, you won't get much or any "new" bike for the same price.
Go to the introduction section and say hello to 9 folks which will bring your number of posts to 10 and then you can post a pic of the bike so we can give you a better valuation.
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Pix would help. But before we see pix, keep in mind LeMonds have long top tubes, Greg's preferred geometry, so he could sit fairly far back on the bike.

If you have longer limbs and/or a longer torso, long top tubes are great - you get to stretch out. If you have shorter limbs and/or a shorter torso, not so much, you're too stretched out and it's tiring to ride like that. A test ride would confirm whether the top tube is the right length for your limb and torso length.
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...you should buy a bike that fits your anatomy, that you are comfortable riding, and that is well suited to your purposes in riding a bicycle. An older Lemond, while a fine bicycle in most cases, mighty not fit all those criteria. There's more to be considered than quality and condition.
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Old 11-10-18, 11:35 PM
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Originally Posted by xiaoman1 View Post
Hi,
We will need some pics of the bike. What model Lemond, (Zurich, Buenos Aries, etc.) what is the condition? 150.00 for Lemond with a tube set made of 853 is a good deal..of course, it all depends on model and the group that is on the bike.
If the bike is clean and original, a Lemond for 150.00 is a good price, you won't get much or any "new" bike for the same price.
Go to the introduction section and say hello to 9 folks which will bring your number of posts to 10 and then you can post a pic of the bike so we can give you a better valuation.
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Its a 2006 lemond reno (black and silver)
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Old 11-11-18, 07:12 AM
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The 2006 Lemond Reno used a TIG welded, butted aluminum tubeset with a mix of Shimano Tiagra (brifters, front derailleur, hubs) and Bontrager components. Typical of Lemond bicycles of the era, they baited the customer with a higher grade rear derailleur, in this case Shimano 105. For its era, it would be considered an upper entry level, sports model. Original MSRP would have been ~ $750-$800 US.

This one has the triple crankset option and appears to be in excellent condition. Being a 2006, you're not giving too much away to a more more modern bicycle, unless you want something like a carbon fibre frame or disc brakes. $150 would appear to be a very good price for this bicycle, unless there is a major issue that is not evident in the photo. As previously warned, it's not a great deal if it doesn't fit or suit your type of use. Picture assist....

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Good deal

I think it is a good deal. Nice starter bike or extra backup bike if you already have a road bike. It should be pretty light weight.
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Old 11-11-18, 12:25 PM
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If your getting into biking, the simple answer is yes. For flipping, no.

You can buy a bike at Costo for 199.00, so 150 go for it.
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Here is my find $200 all dura ace cleaned up well 853 steel.
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Yes, I would certainly buy it for that price.
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I know it's quiet fustrating when you can't get a straight answer from bicycle dealers. Just consider that $150 is the price of a set of STI shifters.
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