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Old 12-23-13, 11:15 PM
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Originally Posted by jet sanchEz
Lucky find, that is a beauty but I have to ask where in the world are you that a Lemond and a Merckx are seen as garbage?

I am in Sonoma county NorCal just (North of Marin county) It was kind of a fluke to find the two high end bikes in the trash. My buddy I got it from worked at the landfill for over 10 years and only found a hand full of really good bikes but tons of mid range bikes in the time he worked there, 99% of people drop them off at the recycle center they have at the dump so at least someone can put them to use but this guy was going to put it right i the landfill, mind boggling. I personally found a nice carbon / aluminum Vitus at the same dump and another friend sold me a great prewar schwinn ballon tire bike that someone threw into the metal bin at the same dump.

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Old 12-23-13, 11:20 PM
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Originally Posted by shoota
Forget the lemond, post the Eddie Merrik TT bike!
I will get some pictures next time I am over there and try again to talk him out of it.
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Old 12-23-13, 11:59 PM
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Originally Posted by clubman
The humble Tourmalet is as fine a ride as anything I've ever owned. I ditched the RSX in a fit of retro grouchiness.



I like this one a lot.

I guess I'm going to have to post my coworker's pewter gray Lemond since he doesn't do forums. It'll have to be later this week.
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Old 12-30-13, 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by 1938 Autocycle
I am in Sonoma county NorCal just (North of Marin county) It was kind of a fluke to find the two high end bikes in the trash. My buddy I got it from worked at the landfill for over 10 years and only found a hand full of really good bikes but tons of mid range bikes in the time he worked there, 99% of people drop them off at the recycle center they have at the dump so at least someone can put them to use but this guy was going to put it right i the landfill, mind boggling. I personally found a nice carbon / aluminum Vitus at the same dump and another friend sold me a great prewar schwinn ballon tire bike that someone threw into the metal bin at the same dump.
Marin. It figures.

Not too long ago I dropped by the Re-Cycle (I think that was it's name) bike shop in downtown San Rafael and was UTTERLY blown away by the gear that just gets chucked out by over-moneyed North Bay "cyclists." According to the guys who work there, a lot of these semi-retired stock broker types get enthused about the idea of cycling for a year or two, buy insanely expensive bicycles, ride them a few times & then let them gather dust in the garage for a decade or so. Years later, they bring them in & get a receipt for the donation as a 'charitable contribution' for tax purposes. As if to prove this point, the very afternoon I was there a guy came in and donated two full-DA titanium Lynskys that he & his wife had hardly ever ridden in the five years they'd owned them.
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Old 12-31-13, 06:38 AM
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My 2000 Zurich craigslist buy, bartape was removed to soak shifter in WD40. I have changed gearing to compact, will post completed photo when I have one.
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Old 12-31-13, 08:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Cynikal
Nothing remotely C&V about mine. Still actively raced and ridden hard. 05 Poprad (OX Plat)

I love this!

Here's another Tourmalet, this one is a 2002.

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Old 01-09-14, 08:33 PM
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My 2000 LeMond Buenos Aires

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Old 01-10-14, 09:52 AM
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2003 Victoire. It's a great bike and as time and funds allow, I will swap out the SRAM for Shimano 105/Ultegra bits.
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Originally Posted by Rocket-Sauce
I'd love to find an affordable 60-62cm Calfee "Carbon Frames" Lemond in Team Z livery.
I wish it were a little bit taller!
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Greg-Lemond-...item25880fa009
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Old 01-13-14, 10:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Rocket-Sauce
I wish it were a little bit taller!
I hear you man.
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Not sure if it warrants new pic's, but I've done a couple of upgrades, so here they are...
Replaced the Shimano 600 headset with a campy C-record, and replaced the Vittoria Rally's for Corsa's.



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My previously owned Le Mond's

Victoire TI


Ventoux


Both Great Machines! Could not resist the offers and sold!
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Had a nice chat with this woman on yesterday's ride. She was given this Lemond by here brother and she got it signed by Greg as well.


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Had a nice chat with this woman on yesterday's ride. She was given this Lemond by here brother and she got it signed by Greg as well.


Now THAT is cool.
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Old 02-17-16, 07:16 PM
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Wow. Very, very cool.
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Old 08-13-16, 09:34 PM
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I can add some:

First is my 2000 Zurich, it's been out "on loan" to a friend for a couple of years now, sigh....



Then my 2003 Tourmelet. This one is built up with a mix of Dura Ace and Ultegra and sports a Wickwerks 53/34 chainring.



Finally, my wonderful old 1989 Ventoux. I just did another comfortable century on this one today. I've managed to stuff Conti GP4000s II in 700 x 28 on it but the rear is really, really close. But that's because it's measuring over 31mm when inflated to 80 psi on those rims. I'll be trying a different 28 tires soon.





It's a really nice metallic grey color:

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That Ventoux is beautiful, James. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 08-13-16, 10:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Kilroy1988
That Ventoux is beautiful, James. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks, it was a mismatch of parts when I got it but had really good bones and seemed to have been taken care of as the condition of the old brifters showed.

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Old 08-14-16, 10:21 AM
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97 Lemond Maillot Jaune

Purchased as a frame & fork, so a mishmash of components:

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My 2004 Alpe D'Huez.
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I guess the vast majority of LeMonds are from the Trek-era and mostly not vintage, but I feel like the steel Trek LeMonds were kind of the rear guard of classic road bikes -- high quality steel tubing, great geometry, classic quill stems. If they had lugs and downtube shifters they'd fit right in. This may be why I love them. The frame has the best qualities of the classic era, but the bikes take to modern components like they were made for each other (mostly because they were).

Anyway, I rode my 2001 Buenos Aires to work today, and it was such a joy that I had to dig up this thread to share pictures of my baby -- the Lemon D. I've "modernized" this one even more with a "none more black" 5700-series 105 triple groupset and 105/DT Swiss R460 wheels that I built just for this bike.



I don't know what it is about this bike, but it rides like it was built by elves...simply magical. Much as I've tried, I can't replicate the feel of this one with any other bike I own.
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Old 09-09-16, 03:31 PM
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Here's my BA, not sure if it's a 1999 or 2000 but I love it just the same.
I replaced the 8 speed 105 with 10 speed tiagra last year.
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Here's my BA, not sure if it's a 1999 or 2000 but I love it just the same.
I believe yours is a 1997. Here's a link to the catalog: https://www.vintage-trek.com/Trek-Fis...1997lemond.pdf

That would mean you've got full Reynolds 853 instead of just the main triangle. I like it.
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