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Old 06-02-23, 04:59 AM
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1997 Lemond Reno worth?

Hey folks, I found a 1997 Lemond Reno with an asking price of $160. It's burgundy-ish with yellow lettering and looks to be in good condition with no noticeable rust, however it is missing the rear derailleur. Any thoughts on this?
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I would say that the price is too high considering that you would have to install and adjust a rear derailleur. Who knows what else needs attention? You won't be able to tell if the shifters work. This is an entry level spec bike. There is no way to test ride it to find out if things work the way they are supposed to

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Could end up being worth more after the 23rd.
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Old 06-02-23, 08:10 AM
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Originally Posted by alcjphil
I would say that the price is too high considering that you would have to install and adjust a rear derailleur. Who knows what else needs attention? You won't be able to tell if the shifters work. This is an entry level spec bike. There is no way to test ride it to find out if things work the way they are supposed to
Alright thank you!
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Originally Posted by repechage
Could end up being worth more after the 23rd.
What happens on the 23rd?
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What happens on the 23rd?
You need to stay on top of the C&V forum.
That is the release date of the Movie about Greg's improbable TdF victory.
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Originally Posted by L26
Hey folks, I found a 1997 Lemond Reno with an asking price of $160. It's burgundy-ish with yellow lettering and looks to be in good condition with no noticeable rust, however it is missing the rear derailleur. Any thoughts on this?
Thanks for passing on this bike, because I bought it yesterday here in Atlanta! It does need some love, but the old steel LeMonds are great riding frames! This is my 2nd mid 90s LeMond (also have an orange 1997 Alpe d'Huez) and I plan on giving it a mild restoration. If you see that beautiful dark plum ride out and about feel free to say hi!

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Originally Posted by Binge
Thanks for passing on this bike, because I bought it yesterday here in Atlanta! It does need some love, but the old steel LeMonds are great riding frames! This is my 2nd mid 90s LeMond (also have an orange 1997 Alpe d'Huez) and I plan on giving it a mild restoration. If you see that beautiful dark plum ride out and about feel free to say hi!
Haha thatís awesome, glad you got it!
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I have owned my 2002 Alp d'Huez for over 17 years and I love it. The bike rides beautifully, and perhaps I'm being corny and overly sentimental here, but I feel as though I'm honoring Greg in some way. He's always been a hero of mine. Can't wait to see the film!
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What about tires on Ď97 Lemond Reno!

Originally Posted by Binge
Thanks for passing on this bike, because I bought it yesterday here in Atlanta! It does need some love, but the old steel LeMonds are great riding frames! This is my 2nd mid 90s LeMond (also have an orange 1997 Alpe d'Huez) and I plan on giving it a mild restoration. If you see that beautiful dark plum ride out and about feel free to say hi!

I am interested in buying a 1997 61cm Lemond Reno frameset. Do you know if 700 x 32 tires will fit?
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No your stuck with 28 front and 25 rear on these
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Thanks for the quick reply. I had a feeling that was going to be the case. Bummer!
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Out of curiosity why would you want to put 32 tires on it?
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Originally Posted by lecycliste65
I am interested in buying a 1997 61cm Lemond Reno frameset. Do you know if 700 x 32 tires will fit?

I rebuilt this one, I think itís a 97 but Iím not positive. 32mm Gravelkings just barely fit, especially tight in the rear. 28 is probably the reasonable limit.
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Originally Posted by Velosophy
Out of curiosity why would you want to put 32 tires on it?
Nice looking bike! Thanks for your reply.

I like wider tires. I get more comfort without giving up efficiency. For my size and weight, 32mm is what I consider to be my minimum tire width for a ďroadĒ bike.
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