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Old 01-02-18, 01:51 PM
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Lemond V2 boomerang reminds me of the Trek y foil bikes that later came out.
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I remember years ago reading in the back of one of my bicycling magazines where there was a recall on these Lemond V2 Boomerang bikes for owners to quit riding them immediately due to frame breakage issues. That is why you seldom see any out there.
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Originally Posted by ZIZZWHEEL
I remember years ago reading in the back of one of my bicycling magazines where there was a recall on these Lemond V2 Boomerang bikes for owners to quit riding them immediately due to frame breakage issues. That is why you seldom see any out there.
I was just wondering as I looked at the pic. Seems like the seatpost would but a lot of stress on that CF top piece. The Softrides, have the saddle that sort of sits on the C.F. beam vs inserts into it.

With this one it seems like every jolt on the saddle would leverage the seatpost internally into the top CF part of the frame. Not a good idea in my book.
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Well the good news is that with every jolt to the top part of the frame, you will have a birds eyes view when it starts cracking outward right before it breaks, sort of like a baby chick coming out of the egg shell.
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You know I found the old Ebay thread on the one of these I missed. This one had the certificate showing what number of 100 it was. There is still one picture of the bike active on the listing and it's an exact replica of what I've got. My memory appears to be off about the number label on the seat tube because there doesn't appear to be one on this bike either. Now I'm really wondering what I've got.
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Beautiful bike! Well done!

I believe those are Record hubs.
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^ Cool, thanks for the ID on the hubs. I'm going to polish them up soon to get the shine back properly.
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What did this bike end up costing you? I have one as well and just don't really know what it's worth.

Mine isn't quite in as good a condition but it's still quite nice. Such a smooth ride. I love it.
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And... it's a triple, which has always been a sentimental favorite for me. I have no complaints with Lemond's 853 triples --e.g., Zurich, BA... but, if there's a better steel out there, that sounds interesting...
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Well, since winter has pretty much been a no show this year the roads are pretty clear. So I couldn't wait any longer and took this out for a shakedown on my base 25 mile route. Temps were right below 50 but it was really windy. I still managed the fastest time of the year on that route though which leads me to believe that this will be a good rider. It felt a bit harsher than I expect from a Lemond. But I am running the Gatorskins that came with it right now. Plus I had them pumped up about 10 psi more than normal to compensate for my....ummm....bad winter eating habits.

I'll say one thing though, this saddle is pretty dang cool. I could feel the rough roads quite well in my hands and feet but the suspended saddle did a good job isolating my butt from the rough stuff. It shifted very well except for RD upshifts. The lever has some play in it and will need a rebuild soon I guess. Something the seller fully disclosed. The first couple of times I got on the brakes my eyeballs about popped out of their sockets. They are strong. Looking forward to getting this out on a warm, calm day so I can really see what it can do.
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Originally Posted by Spaghetti Legs
I believe those are Record hubs.
They're Chorus. Record always have D-rings on the adjuster nut. Chorus still had the oil hole and clip but different QRs.
Not that there's a huge difference between the two otherwise. The Record will have marginally higher precision and finish quality.
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[QUOTE=jamesdak;20148679]Well, since winter has pretty much been a no show this year

Well, you can have some of ours if you are missing it!
Congrats on a fantastic bike!
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Just thought I'd update this thread a bit. I haven't done much with this bike lately other than ride it. Been having an off year due to the spring wreck, and separated shoulder, and then long illness in July. So this has been my climber this summer since the 30T is so nice on the steep climbs.

But I'm getting ready to take it out again today for around 50 miles and snapped the Fulcrum Racing 3's off my Maillot Jaune. Just that simple swap gave me a 1 lb 1 oz reduction in weight. Curious to see how this effects the ride. I've been considering new wheels for this anyway but have just been putting it off. Since this is an 8-speed that means finding another spacer kit to convert a 9 speed cassette to an 8 speed that will work on a modern freehub. May finally pursue that for this bike if it feels better out on the road today.






Getting it ready for the ride.
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Originally Posted by ZIZZWHEEL
Lemond V2 boomerang reminds me of the Trek y foil bikes that later came out.
Could post the catalog pic of the gusseted v2 that is the one I have.
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Could post the catalog pic of the gusseted v2 that is the one I have.
Thanks, I have the 94 catalog. Would like to see the actual bike. I think Calfee put the brakes on his V2 machines. They were a copy of his bikes.
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I'm a Lemond fan and always keep my eye out for something...that fits. I'm a 48cm which automatically limits what I can find out there.

So, if I were looking for a vintage Lemond that I actually wanted to ride more than twice a year....is there a year or model that stands out for comfort and feel?

I was real close to pulling the trigger on a 2001 Zurich last year (the blue and yellow one) but ended up buying a Serotta instead. The Zurich was a 47cm and I think the guy may still have it. I think I'd like to stick with an 853 or possibly one of the Spline bikes?

Thanks for any input.
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nice thread revival. a Billato Lemond is on my list but not easy to come by... I had a Billato Marin briefly but it was far too small! But I can see the similarities in the details.. and for sure the paint!
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Originally Posted by smoore
I'm a Lemond fan and always keep my eye out for something...that fits. I'm a 48cm which automatically limits what I can find out there.

So, if I were looking for a vintage Lemond that I actually wanted to ride more than twice a year....is there a year or model that stands out for comfort and feel?

I was real close to pulling the trigger on a 2001 Zurich last year (the blue and yellow one) but ended up buying a Serotta instead. The Zurich was a 47cm and I think the guy may still have it. I think I'd like to stick with an 853 or possibly one of the Spline bikes?

Thanks for any input.
Well I've been very happy with all my 853 Lemonds. Fast and comfortable no matter how configured. I picked up a spine bike this year and that took some messing around with to get it ride-able by my standards. I initially found it very harsh on the rough chipseal roads I normally ride on. But for climbing it's a great machine. I also don't like how unconnected from the road I feel on the spine bike. Mine is a Versailles, so it's steel and carbon.



My favorite Lemond is one of the Billato built ones. It's a TSX frame and just does everything so well. If I had to pick I'd go after one of the high end italian ones over the trek ones.



I would love to land a Della Santa one but I doubt that will ever happen.
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Thanks James, I appreciate the suggestions!
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Originally Posted by ZIZZWHEEL
Thanks, I have the 94 catalog. Would like to see the actual bike. I think Calfee put the brakes on his V2 machines. They were a copy of his bikes.
Sorry for the typo. It should have read could you show the catalog page with the V2 on it, that is the bike I have and I have never seen the catalog or any info on this bike. I emailed Calfee a long time ago for info and he only said he didn't make it and asked how the ride was. I still have the bike, bought as a frame, and will post pics as soon as I can. It is carbon weave with purple clear coat and yellow decals.
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Originally Posted by Wegrzyn
Sorry for the typo. It should have read could you show the catalog page with the V2 on it, that is the bike I have and I have never seen the catalog or any info on this bike. I emailed Calfee a long time ago for info and he only said he didn't make it and asked how the ride was. I still have the bike, bought as a frame, and will post pics as soon as I can. It is carbon weave with purple clear coat and yellow decals.






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Very nice

Looks very sweet. Great colors.
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Originally Posted by Wegrzyn
Sorry for the typo. It should have read could you show the catalog page with the V2 on it, that is the bike I have and I have never seen the catalog or any info on this bike. I emailed Calfee a long time ago for info and he only said he didn't make it and asked how the ride was. I still have the bike, bought as a frame, and will post pics as soon as I can. It is carbon weave with purple clear coat and yellow decals.
I think this is what you are looking for. Post a picture of your bike.
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That's it. I have the bottom one with the purple clearcoat. Although, mine has interal top tube brake routing. I tried to upload pics but site says I need ten posts first.
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That's it. I have the bottom one with the purple clearcoat. Although, mine has interal top tube brake routing. I tried to upload pics but site says I need ten posts first.
Here is the introductory explaining about the carbon for his new bikes.
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