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What happened to LeMond bikes?

Old 11-18-08, 06:09 PM
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What happened to LeMond bikes?

Any one know what happened to LeMond bikes. I know Trek dropped the name, but what does that mean exactly? Anyone own the brand? Is the recent LeMond look/design (which I honestly never loved) gonna show up under Trek or Gary Fisher? Is there some better place to find this info than posting here?

I have a '01 Buenos Aires. Hot. Like Buenos Aires. Its sad when I don't see new models.
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Old 11-18-08, 06:36 PM
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It means that Lemond has to find someone else to manufacture and retail his bike line. That may be difficult for him to do with the ongoing litigation with Trek. Until that is settled it will be hard for him to get anyone to enter into negotiations with him. There is the probability, I believe, that Greg is no longer in the bike business.
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Originally Posted by rcummings1 View Post
It means that Lemond has to find someone else to manufacture and retail his bike line. That may be difficult for him to do with the ongoing litigation with Trek. Until that is settled it will be hard for him to get anyone to enter into negotiations with him. There is the probability, I believe, that Greg is no longer in the bike business.
He might not care that much as he's been Auto racing for the past couple years.
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Trek got their panties in a wad when 'ol Greg called Trek's Golden Boy Lance out for doping. So what did they do? They did away with the LeMond line and brought back Klein. Maybe Klein's demand got so big in Japan that they thought it'd be a good idea to bring back the line, and LeMond still has shot in his chest.

Too bad, as the '89 Tour de France was the last of the best racing.
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Originally Posted by icallbullsh!t View Post
Too bad, as the '89 Tour de France was the last of the best racing.
Best finish ever!

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Originally Posted by icallbullsh!t View Post
Trek got their panties in a wad when 'ol Greg called Trek's Golden Boy Lance out for doping. So what did they do? They did away with the LeMond line and brought back Klein. Maybe Klein's demand got so big in Japan that they thought it'd be a good idea to bring back the line, and LeMond still has shot in his chest.

Too bad, as the '89 Tour de France was the last of the best racing.
I don't know about Klein bikes (their website doesn't seem to exist) , but a line of Gary Fisher road bikes has recently appeared and a couple of them have some very familiar looking geometry.

Lemond didn't do himself any favors by allegedly undercutting some of his own Lemond bike dealers although that is just a small part of the lawsuit.
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He cried so much they all melted from his tears. Then he pissed off Lance which then pissed off Trek.
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Did Trek own all of Lemond's designs? If so, they can do what they want with them, including bury them for eternity. If Trek is really pissed, they just might do that.

Greg can probably enter into new business with different designs, but I'm not sure, don't know the details.
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Originally Posted by Road Fan View Post
Did Trek own all of Lemond's designs? If so, they can do what they want with them, including bury them for eternity. If Trek is really pissed, they just might do that.

Greg can probably enter into new business with different designs, but I'm not sure, don't know the details.
Trek owned them. Trek killed them off. I know it pissed my LBS off, as they liked them due to fitting options. The more relaxed Lemond geometry played well against the Trek line. Shame. I love mine, and was lusting for a Poprad Disc.

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