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Old 05-20-20, 07:22 PM
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LeMond Zurich

I wanted to share my new acquisition. Could not resist and even wearing a covid mask did not keep me away. Probably overpaid but the seller drove quite far to meet me which was probably worth $60 in itself in gas/time. I hope to ride the hell out of it. It is my first Lemond. I would have preferred the model with the triple crank. Does anyone know if the ultegra derailleur will shift a t


riple? Thanks.
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Old 05-20-20, 07:32 PM
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Eww. Pooey-stinko. I will gladly take piece of junk that off your hands for $500, but only as a favor.

Seriously though, that's a 10/10 among the Lemonds I have seen for sale over the years. Truly "left nut" territory.
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Old 05-20-20, 07:57 PM
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I owned one about 5 years ago. Unfortunately it was too small so I passed it on. Mine was in near perfect condition. I definitely underpaid when I bought it. It was a pretty nice bike. You will enjoy it. Just keep a watch on the rims since the spokes tend to crack the rim if tightened too much.

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Old 05-20-20, 08:15 PM
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That looks mint! I have a Lemond Poprad Disc that I bought a few months ago. It's in rough shape, nowhere near the cherry condition of yours, but I am loving it.
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Old 05-21-20, 04:01 AM
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Eww. Pooey-stinko. I will gladly take piece of junk that off your hands for $500, but only as a favor.

Seriously though, that's a 10/10 among the Lemonds I have seen for sale over the years. Truly "left nut" territory.
thanks, it's in good shape, no dents but has a few chips , and scratches to be expected for its age.
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Old 05-21-20, 04:07 AM
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I owned one about 5 years ago. Unfortunately it was too small so I passed it on. Mine was in near perfect condition. I definitely underpaid when I bought it. It was a pretty nice bike. You will enjoy it. Just keep a watch on the rims since the spokes tend to crack the rim if tightened too much.

I can see that is in mint condition. Mine is not quite as good as that. No dents but has some annoying staining in the yellow paint and a few chips and scratches. You cannot see it that well from a distance but is ok for me. I stugged a bit to get those pedals off on mine. The threads were bone dry, no grease but finally they came off.
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Old 05-21-20, 04:09 AM
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That looks mint! I have a Lemond Poprad Disc that I bought a few months ago. It's in rough shape, nowhere near the cherry condition of yours, but I am loving it.
Eventually I want to get one of those poprads also. I like the versatility of them. They are hard to find. Enjoy it.
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I bought the same bike last week. Mine came as a triple with separate front and rear derailleurs, double chainrings and another chain to set up as a double.

I don't know if that means the derailleur you have won't shift a triple but suspect it may.
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Eventually I want to get one of those poprads also. I like the versatility of them. They are hard to find. Enjoy it.

Yeah, I searched for better part of a year for one in my size. There's a guy here locally that has one he converted to 650b. It looks great.
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I bought the same bike last week. Mine came as a triple with separate front and rear derailleurs, double chainrings and another chain to set up as a double.

I don't know if that means the derailleur you have won't shift a triple but suspect it may.
Great minds think alike. Your lucky you have the triple. Sounds like you got a good deal. I have issues with the rear shifter on mine I need to fix before I ride it. I will try the flushing it out with wd40 trick. Hopefully that will take care of it. I put newer tires on mine. The ones that came with mine were dry rotted.
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What size tires? I need to change the tires and wonder if some 28mm I have will fit.
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I owned one of the early Zurich's ,Red and White. Very good all around bicycle. The Rolf wheels were never an issue and all I ever did was change out the saddle. Great bicycle for riding long distances (over 100 miles) ot taking up the climbs. Its a bike I wish I had back.

You will enjoy it for sure. Go GREG!
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What size tires? I need to change the tires and wonder if some 28mm I have will fit.
I put 25 mm Schwalbe tires on because I had them on another wheelset I was not using and they have few miles on them. No issues with clearance at all. I think you can go to 28 mm size but not completely sure as I think I read that somewhere on the forum.
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I owned one of the early Zurich's ,Red and White. Very good all around bicycle. The Rolf wheels were never an issue and all I ever did was change out the saddle. Great bicycle for riding long distances (over 100 miles) ot taking up the climbs. Its a bike I wish I had back.

You will enjoy it for sure. Go GREG!
yes, my rolf wheels were spinning nice and true when I got this thing which surprised me. In the past I have always had to true wheels after buying used bikes in the past.
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Very nice!! My first race bike was a Zurich (blue fade) which I later added Rolf wheels to. I got my first win on that bike, too. I've been on the hunt for a 53cm Zurich to go with my box of 8-speed Ultegra parts.
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