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Kinda NBD: Custom LeMond Washoe

Old 05-21-21, 06:15 PM
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Kinda NBD: Custom LeMond Washoe



After more than a year (COVID delays), my Washoe project is finally done! When LeMond released these bikes back in 2015, I wanted one so bad but wasn't in a position to buy one. Last year I managed to find one on eBay from a nice English chap, and had the bike shipped to me in the US. Unfortunately, the seller didn't realize the paint had started to bubble up . . . so off to the painter the bike went. Got her back a couple of weeks ago and finished the build last night. The ride is amazing.

Here are the build details:

Frame: 1788.5g (55cm)
Fork: 382.2g
Black Inc 42x110 handlebar stem w/ computer mount: 350.6g
Sram Red 22 Mechanical rim brake group
Chris King Headset & BB
Extralite Ultra Star 4
Extralite Hyperspacer 3D printed spacers (20mm & 5mm)
AbsoluteBLACK integrated top cap
Alpitude Superleggero bottle cages
Darimo T1 Loop seatpost
Darimo sub4 seatpost clamp
Selle Italia SLR C-59 saddle
Boyd Cycling 60mm carbon clinchers, set up tubeless with 25mm Schwalbe Pro Ones
Tririg Styx aero skewers
Jagwire link cabling
Speedplay Stainless Zero pedals

As pictured, the bike is 7.4kg (16.3 pounds). I'm thoroughly pleased with how it rides/handles/looks.






















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Old 05-21-21, 07:56 PM
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Nice bike. I'm wondering how many people will ride up alongside and call you "Greg."
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That's a sharp looking bike. Really cool color combo!
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Old 05-23-21, 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted by RNAV View Post


After more than a year (COVID delays), my Washoe project is finally done! When LeMond released these bikes back in 2015, I wanted one so bad but wasn't in a position to buy one. Last year I managed to find one on eBay from a nice English chap, and had the bike shipped to me in the US. Unfortunately, the seller didn't realize the paint had started to bubble up . . . so off to the painter the bike went. Got her back a couple of weeks ago and finished the build last night. The ride is amazing.

Here are the build details:

Frame: 1788.5g (55cm)
Fork: 382.2g
Black Inc 42x110 handlebar stem w/ computer mount: 350.6g
Sram Red 22 Mechanical rim brake group
Chris King Headset & BB
Extralite Ultra Star 4
Extralite Hyperspacer 3D printed spacers (20mm & 5mm)
AbsoluteBLACK integrated top cap
Alpitude Superleggero bottle cages
Darimo T1 Loop seatpost
Darimo sub4 seatpost clamp
Selle Italia SLR C-59 saddle
Boyd Cycling 60mm carbon clinchers, set up tubeless with 25mm Schwalbe Pro Ones
Tririg Styx aero skewers
Jagwire link cabling
Speedplay Stainless Zero pedals

As pictured, the bike is 7.4kg (16.3 pounds). I'm thoroughly pleased with how it rides/handles/looks.






















That is an absolutely beautiful bike! What is the V1 speed of that thing?
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Old 05-23-21, 05:17 PM
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yes, nice ride. what is the relevance of Washoe? i know Greg LeMond used to train up Geiger Grade which starts out in Washoe County (and ends in Storey County). i wonder if that is where the relationship is?
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Old 05-24-21, 03:01 PM
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That is an absolutely beautiful bike! What is the V1 speed of that thing?
Thanks! Do you mean how many speeds was it originally, or what did it look like previously?
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Originally Posted by spelger View Post
yes, nice ride. what is the relevance of Washoe? i know Greg LeMond used to train up Geiger Grade which starts out in Washoe County (and ends in Storey County). i wonder if that is where the relationship is?
According to this article, "The Washoe is named after the county in Nevada where the USA’s only Tour de France winner (1986, 1989 and 1990) grew up and began riding."
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That blue frame, stem and handlebar looks superb!
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Originally Posted by RNAV View Post
Thanks! Do you mean how many speeds was it originally, or what did it look like previously?
No, sorry for the confusion. I saw your screen name and assumed aviation. I was referring to how fast until it takes off.
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No, sorry for the confusion. I saw your screen name and assumed aviation. I was referring to how fast until it takes off.
That's funny, because I am in aviation and was thinking to myself "no way he's referring to go/no-go speed!" Let's say it's got a V1 of 1 knot . . . as soon as it starts to roll, I'm takin' it airborne .
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An awesome accent would be to use the Rock n Roll extreme chain lube.
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Nicely done. If I didn't already have my Guru Sidero (SRAM Red mechanical) this is exactly what I would have done. Same size too. Again.....great job.
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