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Old 02-19-08, 04:12 PM
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new LeMond

Hey everyone!

I'm a new cyclist and I got this bike about a month ago, and I just want to show it off. It's an '05 model Reno with 9 speed Tiagra and 105. I got it for $550 so I think I got a good deal. It's a bit big right now but I'm 16 and have grown 3 inches since last summer, so I think it will work out. The Bontrager saddle is actually pretty comfortable, too.

As a bonus you get to see my family room and pretty curtains.

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Old 02-19-08, 04:16 PM
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Looks like a big frame. What size is it? I've had two Lemonds in the past and they were nice bikes.
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Old 02-19-08, 04:19 PM
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It's a 61. I'm 6'2''.
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Old 02-19-08, 04:21 PM
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Hey, I'm 15, so a little younger that you. Looks like a nice bike, I've got 105 on my bike, its nice stuff. Do you plan to race?
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Old 02-19-08, 04:27 PM
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Congratulations! I hope that this sport becomes an addiction for you and this new bicycle of yours is the gateway drug. Ride on!
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Old 02-19-08, 04:38 PM
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Well done! I've got the silver '06 version and love it. Kudos for being able to live with that saddle, too.

Shame about the curtains, though.
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Old 02-19-08, 04:52 PM
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Well done. I am a Tourmalet rider (2004) and I love it. That colour scheme really caught my eye when I was shopping. I hope you end up enjoying it as much as I enjoy riding mine.

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Old 02-19-08, 04:58 PM
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Nice bike! Now go enter some crits and have fun

I had a Bontrager saddle on my Trek bike as well, but I couldn't sit on it for 5 minutes without whaling in pain.
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Old 02-19-08, 05:00 PM
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Sweet!

I've always thought LeMond's branding scheme was pretty sharp. And my non-cycling long-suffering girlfriend always says she likes them when I drag her into shops.

Now get out and ride ride ride. Soon you'll be crushing souls like the rest of us!

(for whatever it may be worth, I race with Tiagra shifters and 105 drivetrain - which seems to be what that bike has)
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Old 02-19-08, 05:01 PM
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And I have an '07 Reno. The metallic blue year.
I ended up replacing both the saddle and the Tiagra FD (not entirely by intention) with a 105
I am a long way from 16 but I absolutely love my bike and I think you'll love yours, too
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Old 02-19-08, 05:08 PM
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Looks like a stellar first bike. Now to you and the kid who was 15: you guys are in or recently were in drivers ed, your in a good place to stand up and make new drivers aware of cyclists!

My Trek also came with that saddle... I don't even know where it landed that thing came off so fast

Sweet curtains
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Old 02-19-08, 08:15 PM
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Thanks for the warm welcome guys.

Are competitive group rides and races as dangerous as the forum makes them sound? The idea of racing appeals to me, but it sounds like they are a disaster waiting to happen.
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Old 02-19-08, 08:17 PM
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You have very good taste. I have a silver and gray LeMonde Tourmelet. It is a very good bike. I used to go to the gym all the time and since I bought my LeMonde I don't want to get off the road to go to work. Enjoy your riding.
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Old 02-19-08, 08:18 PM
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Originally Posted by protectivegear
Thanks for the warm welcome guys.

Are competitive group rides and races as dangerous as the forum makes them sound? The idea of racing appeals to me, but it sounds like they are a disaster waiting to happen.
Don't worry about it. Racing is so much fun, any risk of a crash is way outweighed by the awesomeness factor.
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Old 02-19-08, 09:17 PM
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Originally Posted by protectivegear
The Bontrager saddle is actually pretty comfortable, too.
Incorrect. Have you hit puberty yet?


Sorry, had to do it. Welcome and ride the hell out of it.
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Old 02-19-08, 09:27 PM
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Family room and curtains...no comment...
The bike looks awsome..I have a Tourmalet and I love it....
Two bits for u.... 1) FLIP IT !!!! 2)Good you took the pic it will be interesting to see how it changes (youll add and change parts) as you grow with it...
Congrats!!! Now go out there and ride like theres no tomorrow....and enjoy 16 ... it only comes around once!!!
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If that's the correct saddle position for you, then I think the sizing will work out for you.
I like the paint a lot.
For some reason... I just hate those saddles, although I got by for a year with a lot more weight pressing on a Trek SU200.

Enjoy it.
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Old 02-19-08, 10:25 PM
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Originally Posted by protectivegear
Thanks for the warm welcome guys.

Are competitive group rides and races as dangerous as the forum makes them sound? The idea of racing appeals to me, but it sounds like they are a disaster waiting to happen.
My first race is in a couple of weeks. I'll get back to you.
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Old 02-19-08, 10:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Scummer
I had a Bontrager saddle on my Trek bike as well, but I couldn't sit on it for 5 minutes without whaling in pain.
Typo of the day - it must be tough to ride with that harpoon gun mounted on the stem?

Enjoy the new ride, looks great. Assuming you didn't get this from your LBS, have you asked one for advice on fit?
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Old 02-19-08, 10:55 PM
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The stock Bontrager saddle on my Lemond was a complete ass hatchet Makes my eyes water thinking about the first time I went 20 miles on it.

+1 on the new bike -1000 for the interior designer
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Old 02-19-08, 11:00 PM
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Nice looking bike. I also recently pick up a new (to me) LeMond. Mine is a Chambery. Unfortunately, since I got it the streets have been covered with ice.

Good luck and ride safe.
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Old 02-19-08, 11:00 PM
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My first race is in a couple of weeks. I'll get back to you.
+1. First collegiate race is first weekend of march. AHH!!!
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