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My 7th Lemond. although not C & V

Old 12-22-18, 05:01 PM
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My 7th Lemond. although not C & V

Hopefully it's ok to share this here since most of the other ones have been shared on this forum.



After today I'm one step closer to having all the types of steel Lemonds covered in my collection. Today I picked up one of the spline framed bikes, a Versailles. The bikes looks to be in pretty good condition but I'll sort it out over the winter and probably make a few upgrades. Surprisingly it's not a very light bike despite the carbon fiber parts to it. In fact, right now only my Cromor tubed Ventoux is heavier than this one. I'm sure once I sort out pedals, saddle, wheels, and tires I'll easily get around 2 lbs off. Then if I upgrade with some Ultegra or Dura Ace parts I have the weight should come down even more. Mainly I'm just curious how it rides though. Anyway, one pic of the bike as I picked it up.



The rest of the collection:

Trek Era:







Billato Built:







Still need to get one of the Carnielli era Team Lemond bikes and then maybe a Washoe if I can find an affordable one.

This has been an expensive bike month for me. I need to find some restraint.
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Old 12-22-18, 06:23 PM
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Looks tasty! I see nothing wrong with posting it here. You have an impressive gathering of his bikes. I look forward to your findings about this one and your final presentation.
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Old 12-22-18, 06:25 PM
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Love those Lemonds ... Gorgeous bikes I owned a Zurich briefly it was a 54 but felt smaller to me than that so I let it go .
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The orange & green bike is the coolest!
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Old 12-22-18, 10:38 PM
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Della Santa!

'Tis the Season?

Restraint?

Bah, Humbug!

You have a very Merry Collection!

(I understand and share your fascination. My (Billato?) Le Vanquer (sic) is one fine rider; I only wish it were a couple of centimeters taller.)

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Very impressive collection. So of your existing Lemonds which one has is your favorite to ride?
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And how is the Bike That Cannot Be Named coming?
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Very fond of my bicentennial Zurich.... surprised at how soft the blue paint was. Just a tad small but 853 was greatest...
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Originally Posted by deadzone View Post
Very impressive collection. So of your existing Lemonds which one has is your favorite to ride?
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Old 12-26-18, 07:49 AM
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And how is the Bike That Cannot Be Named coming?
Well, I need to mock it up to check my fit requirements so I can get in the seatpost, proper size stem (still deciding) and bars. Then the build.
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Old 12-26-18, 07:51 AM
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Originally Posted by McBTC View Post
Very fond of my bicentennial Zurich.... surprised at how soft the blue paint was. Just a tad small but 853 was greatest...
So true, mine is the same way. You breathe on it and it leaves a mark, LOL!

The 2003 I has much more durable paint.
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So true, mine is the same way. You breathe on it and it leaves a mark, LOL!

The 2003 I has much more durable paint.
You mean... a white mark like a white undercoat? I'm thinking they must have painted over '99 frames. My yellow '02 BA had a very hard coat.
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Originally Posted by McBTC View Post
You mean... a white mark like a white undercoat? I'm thinking they must have painted over '99 frames. My yellow '02 BA had a very hard coat.
Hmm...never thought of that. But the 2000 doesn't have the chrome Lemond dropouts like the 1999.
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Old 12-29-18, 05:56 PM
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Thought I'd provide a little update. Swapped out the very heavy Armidillo tires for some Vittoria Open Corsa CX tires. Then I got ride of the heavy Shimano double sided pedals and threw on an extra set of my Look Keo Pedals. Finally I swapped out for a slightly longer one to get the reach spot on for me. Those simple steps to get it ready to ride brought the weight down to a more respectable 20 lbs 2 ozs. It was 21 lbs 14 ozs when I brought it home. If I ditch those heavy Bontrager wheels it should easily be under 19 lbs. I'll do that if I like the feel once I get it on the road. Maybe even upgrade the components a bit to shave off some more weight. For no reason other than to do it really.
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You have to respect Lemond for both his victories and telling the truth about things when it was unpopular to tell it.

My modification to my Zurich:
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Old 12-29-18, 07:22 PM
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^ Perfect, I love it!
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Keep finding odd stuff on this bike as I go over it. I got it so cheap that I really only paid attention to the frame condition when I picked it up. Noticed rear shifting was off but wasn't worried about it. Realized the first day it had a brand new 9 speed SRAM cassette instead of the right 10 speed cassette. I also found the housing and cable for the RD was jacked up. It had been adjusted with the end of the housing resting on the outside of the chainstay brazing instead of seated inside. It's also got the levers from one Ultegra shifter and one 105 although they both have the 105 caps on them, weird. Also, looking at the chain closely I realized it's a Shimano 9 speed chain not 10, weird again. So for now I've swapped on a nice 10 speed Dura Ace cassette I had on hand and fixed the RD housing/cable issue. I've got a ST-7800 front shifter on hand so I think I'll start looking for the rear one. Might as well upgrade this with nice stuff as I sort it out. I'll also find a proper 10 speed chain to through on it.
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Dropped to 19 lbs 14 ozs with a simple saddle swap and the Dura Ace parts are coming in. All the Shimano 105 stuff will be coming off soon and replaced with the Dura Ace. Then I just need to source better wheels and decide on the crank. I have a FSA SLK carbon triple with Wickwerks chainrings on it that seems to weigh a lot less this the listed weight of the Bontrager. Not to mention the less than steller reviews on the Bontrager. So yeah, I'm leaning towards the FSA/Wickwerks setup. I've got another "special bike" getting my attention right now but this one is next in the hopper to be done.
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With the Trek Y-Foil now sorted out I have time to get back on this one. Tonight I swapped over my November Nimbus wheels mounted with some Veloflex Corsa tires filled with Vittoria latex tubes. On these wheels the 700 x 25 tires measure 26.55mm wide. I also swapped the Shimano 105 brakes for some Dura Ace ones. The bike is now 18 lbs 12 ozs. Just need to lose 6 more ozs to meet my silly "weight weenie" goal on this. Still have the too wide handlebars to swap, the FD, the crankset and the shifters.

Once I get this done it's on to the Davidson Impulse and the Ribble badged Martelly bike. I landed another R8000 groupset for an awesome price and I think that is going on the Davidson to replace the super clean 600 groupset on it. Then I'll use the Campagnolo carbon Record 10 groupset I have to upgrade the Martelly. Hmmmm, or maybe I'll swap those around....I just don't know yet. The black Ultegra groupset would look good on both I think.




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Yeah, I agree, the black Ultegra would look great on both of these bikes, especially the Davidson. Love the colors on that bike and along with the black rims, it would look awesome.

I like the way you are slowly bringing down the weight of your Lemond, step by step. That will be very respectable at 18.6 lbs or so.
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Old 04-13-19, 02:28 PM
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Just thought I'd update this since I finally shot some pics of the finished bike. Well, almost finished. I still need to swap the stem. Set it high because I had 4 months off due to health issues and figured I'd need to regain my flexibility. But that's not been the case so I need to to fix this. I've only had a couple rides on this but it feels pretty good. Light and fast but a bit dead feeling compared to most of my rides. It does dance under me well when I stand up on it though.

It wound up at 18 lbs 5 ozs built up with the pedals, bottle cages, etc. I swapped the Bontrager wheels for some November Nimbus wheels. Easton stem and carbon fiber bars as well as the Fizik saddle. Then a new BB with this FSA SLK crank replacing the Bontrager one. I've got some sweet shifting Wickwerks chainrings on the triple though, they work so well. Then there were problems with the Dura Ace triple FD so I used an Ultegra one I had on hand. New KMC chain, cassette and new Dura Ace Brifters rounded out the build.

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Looks properly sorted! You casually mention the "Dura-Ace brifters" on that post.... They are Dura-Ace Triple brifters! 7803s, very rare/uncommon.
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Beautiful collection!
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Looks properly sorted! You casually mention the "Dura-Ace brifters" on that post.... They are Dura-Ace Triple brifters! 7803s, very rare/uncommon.
Yeah, I lucked out with the front brifter. The owner of Wickwerks hooked me up with it along with the crankset and the original Dura Ace FD that I was going to use. Then I just posted a WTB and found the matching rear brifter, win, win.
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Yeah, I lucked out with the front brifter. The owner of Wickwerks hooked me up with it along with the crankset and the original Dura Ace FD that I was going to use. Then I just posted a WTB and found the matching rear brifter, win, win.
I just picked up one as well, for my Trek 710. It was in great condition, and that plus its rarity meant I had to pay an appropriate price. The added internet sales tax sucked though...
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