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Old 08-10-15, 12:41 PM
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I commute on a 2001 Lemond Tourmalet with 853. No issues so far with 25mm tires, and full sks fenders. I also mounted a rack using p clamps. The Vittoria Rubino Pro 25mm tires made the ride much more tolerable than 23mm Gatorskins.
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Old 08-10-15, 02:39 PM
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I ride a LeMond Zurich ... made with 853 Reynolds. Came with bone-hard Rolf wheels. When I sold those and got some standard wheels, the ride suddenly turned ... dreamy.

I commute on this bike most days, and have been doing so for well over a decade.

I don't abuse it with a chain and lock banging around. That sounds ... disrepectful.

The LeMond handles bumps and such fine. I live in a city largely free of potholes (we don't get a lot of killer freezes) but there are plenty of this and that on my commute.

It handles 25mm tires. I've squeezed a 28mm on the front (rear, no problem) but that's a tight fight. This is with the carbon fork. Some versions came with a steel fork, which is likely to have different dimensions.

So I'm riding 25mm front, 28mm rear.

Brooks saddle ... a fine and fast comfort bike!
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Originally Posted by SlimAgainSoon View Post
I ride a LeMond Zurich ... made with 853 Reynolds. Came with bone-hard Rolf wheels. When I sold those and got some standard wheels, the ride suddenly turned ... dreamy...

It handles 25mm tires. I've squeezed a 28mm on the front (rear, no problem) but that's a tight fight. This is with the carbon fork. Some versions came with a steel fork, which is likely to have different dimensions.

So I'm riding 25mm front, 28mm rear.
Interesting. Those wheels are one of the premiums of the higher-level bikes. We spend an awful lot of time on BF talking about the ride qualities of frames and tires, not so much wheels.

Someone pointed out in another thread somewhere recently that Rolf does not support those wheels. They were made by Trek under license and are not "real" Rolfs, though the design is the same basic idea.
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Old 08-10-15, 08:18 PM
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Originally Posted by SlimAgainSoon View Post
I ride a LeMond Zurich ... made with 853 Reynolds. Came with bone-hard Rolf wheels. When I sold those and got some standard wheels, the ride suddenly turned ... dreamy.

I commute on this bike most days, and have been doing so for well over a decade.

I don't abuse it with a chain and lock banging around. That sounds ... disrepectful.

The LeMond handles bumps and such fine. I live in a city largely free of potholes (we don't get a lot of killer freezes) but there are plenty of this and that on my commute.

It handles 25mm tires. I've squeezed a 28mm on the front (rear, no problem) but that's a tight fight. This is with the carbon fork. Some versions came with a steel fork, which is likely to have different dimensions.

So I'm riding 25mm front, 28mm rear.

Brooks saddle ... a fine and fast comfort bike!
It really is. For any bike, but especially a nice bike.

Otherwise, you just made me drool a little describing your bike and its ride. I checked out a 90s lemond recently and I want one now. Already have a Brooks in reserve waiting for it, in fact. Will NOT be throwing a lock on it...
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Old 08-10-15, 08:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Bandera View Post
Smashing any thin walled tubing with a heavy chain and lock makes as much sense as using a crystal champagne flute as a toddler's juice glass.

As always, suit yourself.

-Bandera
+ 10. Also the OP gets bonus points for one of the more annoying sig lines on BF.

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