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Old 08-02-20, 05:35 AM
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Is a 2006 considered a classic? picture link included.

I've pestered you guys several times asking newby questions I know. I got into cycling late, at 50. In 2 years I've gone from not being able to make it all the way up the 1/2 mile of my driveway, to riding 60-100 miles a week. I was 360 lbs on that first ride and no wonder I couldn't ride out of sight before walking. I now weigh a very fit 170 lbs. I've bought several bikes since then. I own 5 that I ride and 9 all together for the whole family. Saying all that to illustrate what a huge part of my life cycling has become. I know you folks can understand that more than most.

Enough of my history. I have finally found my new road bike. An older classic has been all I could afford, but that's OK since I'm somewhat of a classic myself. I'm leaving out in a bit to buy this bike. I hope it qualifies as a classic and is up to the high standards and beauty of some of the beautiful bikes I see posted here. Black carbon just doesn't do it for me. Anyway, here she is, hopefully my new ride.
https://www.theflowmarketplace.com/l...de-fer-bicycle

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Old 08-02-20, 05:40 AM
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Off topic, surly, but when did a LeMond come loaded up with Bontrager stuff? Did I miss something?
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Old 08-02-20, 06:02 AM
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Did I miss something?

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I am selling my super cool Lemond Croix de Fer. This is a very modified 2006 model. I replaced most everything from stock. It features Bontrager Carbon x-blade 44mm handlebars, Race X-Lite Stem, Chris King headset, Shimano 10spd Dura Ace downtube shifters, Dura-Ace brakes, 105 Derailleurs and Bontrager Carbon cranks. The wheels are Race X-Lite paired spoke with DT Swiss internal star ratchets. The bike is in fantastic shape and rides like a dream due to the True Temper OX Platinum tubing. It is a 58cm frame.
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Old 08-02-20, 06:06 AM
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Appreciate the picture assist.

I know some parts are not classic and it's a bit of a mix of old and new ,but she is beautiful to me and I hope to make her mine. This was however, bike sold by Trek, if I'm not mistaken.
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It is a beautiful bike. Classic enough. Enjoy! And congratulations on your fitness and weight loss results!
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I love neo-classic style of bikes. This will surely be a conversation starter.
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I agree, classic enough. This is my kind of machine and what a terrific build

I’ve seen those tires ruin many a bike but they’re right at home on this one.
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Old 08-02-20, 08:23 AM
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The better question is:
How does it roll?


Sure is pretty.
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Does it really matter? It is a very nice bike. Just ride it and enjoy it. Be safe!
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I would ride that! Nice looking machine.
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It's a nice looking bike, whether "classic" or not.
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If it's Lemond and it's steel, it's classic. QED.
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Hey RH, thanks for sharing your inspirational story. I'm happy for you. Keep it up! As for the bike, it's a real beauty, and definitely classic in appearance. Lemonds are very nice, I have 3 of them. I hope you get it.
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Nice looking bike.

But congratulations on the weight loss and getting in shape!
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Beautiful. Congrats on the life change, go for it.
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Originally Posted by RH Clark View Post
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I know some parts are not classic and it's a bit of a mix of old and new, but she is beautiful to me and I hope to make her mine.
This was however, bike sold by Trek, if I'm not mistaken.
Doesn't matter who made it; not like Trek was using minimum wage trainees to build LeMonds.

She's one ready-to-roll beauty, well done by someone who actually gave a rat's....

It's right up my alley.
2x10 DA downtube is the lightest way to go modern and classic at the same time.
It would be a classic RobbieTunes build, if there was such a thing.
I happen to have an Ironman built with the same wheels and a similar drivetrain.

The simplicity and flexibility of the drivetrain is a step, or wheel, ahead.
Yep, you'll like it. Don't stop being great at inspiring us.
Use the new lease you've bought yourself to enjoy it.
You are the classic we admire. Ride your bike.
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I just got back "WITH THE BIKE" guys! It was love at first sight and it rides so smooth. I haven't put it on a scale yet but the owner says it weighs 18 lbs. He worked as a bike mechanic for 10 years and it is in top shape. It was a 12 hour round trip but worth it to me. I spent all day but only about $50 in gas and $550 for the bike. I am ecstatic! I'll post up some nice pictures tomorrow when I can get in the sunlight. It doesn't have a single blemish or rub mark on it anywhere except a small paint flake off the crank. The way the British Green shows metal flake in the sunlight is simply stunning! The biking gods have shined on me!

I really appreciate all the kind words and encouragement. I am going to do my first century on her soon. You guys are awesome and have helped my cycling learning curve quite a bit. I look forward to learning a lot more from you and getting to know all of you a lot better. Talk to ya'll guys later.
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Group ride,” Hey, when did Clark start making us eat his dust!?” When he rolled out the Lemond.

Nice buy! 12 hrs in a car scares me though...
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...12 hrs in a car scares me though...
From a marketing perspective, this gives us an indication as to the lengths that people will go to have their itch scratched. I preach this all the time to people trying to sell something. Offer a quality product at a fair price, and be of quality in your customer service, and they will come.
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From a marketing perspective, this gives us an indication as to the lengths that people will go to have their itch scratched. I preach this all the time to people trying to sell something. Offer a quality product at a fair price, and be of quality in your customer service, and they will come.
All good to know. I just mean car riding for lengths of time make me violently ill!
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It fits the sub-category of "modern classic" very well. Remember the title of this forum is "Classic AND Vintage"
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Old 08-03-20, 09:51 AM
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It fits the sub-category of "modern classic" very well. Remember the title of this forum is "Classic AND Vintage"
True-ish... within reason. I'm sure that nobody in here would turn down anything by Grant Petersen, whether it be 30 years old, or 30 days old - They all look great!
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"Classic"? I'd say not quite yet but "classy"? Ooh yeah, definitely.
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