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Old 04-03-07, 12:39 PM
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Greg Lemond dolls.
Nope. Lance voodoo dolls.
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Old 04-03-07, 01:37 PM
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2000 Lemond Zurich, Reynolds 853 frame and Ultegra componants.
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Old 04-19-07, 09:58 PM
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Here's my 1997 Zurich. I got it on eBay as my first road bike, and was lucky that it fits well. It's got a little character (which is fine because I added some more on my first clipless day) but it still looks great, rides like a dream. It shipped from VA, living in Louisiana I've never used the granny gear. I got bit by the white tape/saddle bug, and I think it looks great!
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Originally Posted by stevecaz
After 18 years of riding Cannondales, the Lemond era arrives.
2006 Tete De Course frame that I built up in August. Slightly stiffer and twice as comfortable than the Cannondale. 16.24 lbs until I dump the heavy old saddle (from my Cannondale) and handlebars to bring it just under 16 lbs (not that it really matters though). Everything was new except for the Record RD, which is a 2004, saddle, handlebars, and Ritchey carbon post. I will be switching the post to either a FSA or Ritchey Carbon Wayback as I need more than the 25mm of setback it has now (I have very long femurs). The bike rides like a dream with one exception, the Race XXX Lite fork has some shuddering during braking. I wouldn't think its unique to just mine, but its the one detraction.

The only thing I miss is color, as my last Cannondale was a fade of midnight to indigo to sky blue that got compliments on the color. I like the steel/carbon Lemonds with painted steel giving the flash of bright color, but of course I do like mine.

Any thoughts on a saddle. I'm looking at a black Selle Italia SLR XP, and the Fizik Arione in either black with red center stripe, or red with Ti colored center stripe (which is probably too gaudy). You can see I'm eager to get some color into the bike where I can, but then again color done wrong can look really bad. Also, what do you think of the stock wheel decals? They do match, but could easily be removed with some goo-gone help. Perhaps they are too busy looking?





You'll notice in this next pic the flash really brings out the carbon weave, and the joint on the rear stay. It doesn't look like this in normal daylight and the joint seam isn't noticed, but its interesting to see in the picture. I think most people know, but just in case, Trek OCLV frames are made of bonded carbon fiber sections - they are not monocoque.

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Old 04-20-07, 07:47 AM
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Thanks.
I've made a few changes so here are quick current pics. Once I get things finalized I'll probably edit this post with new and more "OCP" photos, but I need some opinions. I was going to make a new post on this but thats uncalled for - I'll get Lemond fan opinions here.

what do you think of the red Look seatpost? I was able to just get the right setback with the SLR saddle and Ritchey seatpost so it works, but the Look has much better clamp placement on the rails. I picked up the Look on a whim cheap on Ebay a while back and just threw it on to see.

Also, I need to replace the tires with Michelin Pro2 since the Hutchinsons have high very noticable rolling resistance. Should I get the black or red? The hutchinson have a subtle thin red stripe, while the Michelins have lots of red as you know.

The fork is a Reynolds Ouzo Pro that I'm trying out for different rake geometry. This is the fork Lemond originally spec'd on the bike when it came out in 2003. Its about 45 grams heavier than the Race XXX Lite, but so what. I also got a Record front derailleur. The wheels will be going to my wife sometime this year. They are too flexy for me but not so much that I need to reaplce immediately. They'll drop about 700 grams over her current setup so she'll really notice the difference.




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Old 04-20-07, 07:56 AM
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Originally Posted by teterider
Thanks.
I've made a few changes so here are quick current pics. Once I get things finalized I'll probably edit this post with new and more "OCP" photos, but I need some opinions. I was going to make a new post on this but thats uncalled for - I'll get Lemond fan opinions here.

what do you think of the red Look seatpost? I was able to just get the right setback with the SLR saddle and Ritchey seatpost so it works, but the Look has much better clamp placement on the rails. I picked up the Look on a whim cheap on Ebay a while back and just threw it on to see.
Teterider,
Do you have trouble getting enough setback on your saddle? I put an Easton post on my lemond but had to slam the saddle all the way back. I'm a bit limited because I have a Brooks on it but any seatpost that will move the saddle back would be an improvement.





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Old 04-20-07, 08:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Mariner Fan
Teterider,
Do you have trouble getting enough setback on your saddle? I put an Easton post on my lemond but had to slam the saddle all the way back. I'm a bit limited because I have a Brooks on it but any seatpost that will move the saddle back would be an improvement.
I do need lots of setback, which is one reason why I went with the 55cm frame to have the right top tube reach. I could have gone with the 57cm and a 90mm stem. I owned that Easton EC70 post when I built the bike up but did an Ebay swap for the Ritchey post just to match the stem. The Ritchey does work and the LOOK works great for setback, and I'm only in the middle hole setting.
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Old 04-20-07, 08:41 AM
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I've since upgraded the saddle to a Selle Italia Flite.
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Old 04-20-07, 08:48 AM
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nice! that didn't take too long to dump the saddle
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Old 04-20-07, 05:52 PM
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2006 Zurich-Had it about a week. 4 ~30 mile rides this week. Great bike. Looking to swap the saddle out for an Arione.
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Old 04-20-07, 08:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Griz
I'll add mine too. 2001 Zurich.

I've always loved how this bike looked. Even more than my 2002 Alp Huez.
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Old 05-07-07, 10:24 AM
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A few changes/upgrades
105 Pedals
Easton Vista Wheels-love the look/ride to dollar ratio
Bontrager Haneous saddle gone-SSM Ponza saddle added
Also bought a Pedro's blowout seatbag in blue that matches the bike nicely
Red stripe Michelin Carbons coming

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Old 05-07-07, 12:52 PM
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How 'bout a little more love for the Reno. Got mine just a shade over a week ago.
Speaking of "shade" and "a week ago", here it is taking a break on it's inagural ride.


And its arrival home later that day


In all its glory


The bike is a dream...
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Old 05-07-07, 05:04 PM
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"the way you squeeze my lemond
i'm going to fall right out of bed"
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Old 05-08-07, 11:46 AM
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It was either this or an '06 Victoire

My Zurich is two weeks old and I'm loving it.

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Old 05-08-07, 02:15 PM
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My 2002 LeMond Tourmalet - still with a good deal of stock componentry (though that'll change in the next few months):





I have my eye on a 2006 Versailles right now. My main thing is that my Tourmalet, as it stands, is a bit on the heavy side (a shade under 22 lbs). I an pare it down to 18.75 or so by judicious part replacement (I've already started with the wheels, and the fork is next), but I'm not sure that the investment in piecemeal parts will beat the cost of buying new.

Last summer, I borrowed a Seven Elium SG (59 cm. titanium and carbon frame, total weight of 15.1 lbs. - and a price tag of $6,700), and it climbed hills like it was walking on air. It's a markedly different feeling with my Tourmalet, though the new wheels have helped a bit in that department.

But I love the all-day ride of my Tourmalet: the Reynolds 853 steel is plush, and the geometry is quite good for me. I'd just like it to be a bit lighter, that's all.

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Old 05-09-07, 02:38 PM
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Pre-trek Lemond Gan Team Frame

Just got this beauty on eBay. I'm freakin excited for it to arrive so I can start building it up.
I crashed my 96 lugged Allez Pro a couple weeks ago and mangled the top tube. This should be a fair replacement.
https://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...9090&rd=1&rd=1

It comes with a campy BB and some unnamed shimano headset.
Gorgeous.
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Old 05-09-07, 09:14 PM
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I love the look of this bike...



And it's "child," the more modernized Zurich:

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Old 05-09-07, 10:24 PM
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Here's a shot of my Tourmalet, taken at the finish of my first century.

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Old 05-10-07, 08:51 AM
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I agree. I love my Zurich but I sure do like the looks of that '06 Zurich too. It just needs a set of blue wheels .


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I love the look of this bike...



And it's "child," the more modernized Zurich:

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Got the Michelin Krylions and blowout bag on.
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Old 06-18-07, 07:48 PM
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My baby Lemond

Track Set up:
2001 Lemond Bueno Aires
Chris King Headset
White Industry Eccentric Hub
Velocity Razor Rims 36h
Michelin Pro race front tires
Continental Gator Skin Rear
Specialites 50 Chainring
3T Stem
Sel Marco Era Seat
Ritchey Rich Seat Post
Compagnolo 3 Piece Crank
Compagnolo Veloce Brakes
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Old 06-18-07, 08:02 PM
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Seems like there ought to be at least on shot of the new Buenos Aires
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What is you guys opinion on the older frame body and color vs the newer frame body and color?
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My 2005 Versailles w/ Spinergy PBOs and Token Mono-q Bars
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