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Old 12-03-11, 03:16 AM
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Lemond bikes!!

Its a bummer they don't make them anymore. Now that Lemond is a free agent, does that mean he could start making bikes again, or is there some legal bs between him and trek? I bet alot of people would like to see a new lineup.
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his bikes were boring and I felt just Trek lite......a shame. Maybe if the would go Big and be that inventive, risky taking fella who beat the frenchman by seconds by using cutting edge stuff people would buy his bikes. That and he came across like an arse re: Lance.
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This should bring out plenty of Lance partisans and former Landis partisans. They're the primary reason Lemond won't bother with a comeback. Hopefully he made plenty when he sold out to Trek. (Probably not as much as Lance though.)
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Originally Posted by thehammerdog View Post
his bikes were boring and I felt just Trek lite......a shame. Maybe if the would go Big and be that inventive, risky taking fella who beat the frenchman by seconds by using cutting edge stuff people would buy his bikes. That and he came across like an arse re: Lance.
Boring LOL!! Can't say that I find my 2000 LeMond Zurich boring at all. Of course I guess that depends on the rider and what one can do, and does do, with their bikes. Still I've wound up with too many bikes and despite the beat-up cosmetics of my LeMond I am keeping it and selling the pristine Schwinn Circuit. Both bikes are Reynolds 853 steel but the LeMond just rides so much nicer.
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Originally Posted by pdxtex View Post
Its a bummer they don't make them anymore. Now that Lemond is a free agent, does that mean he could start making bikes again, or is there some legal bs between him and trek? I bet alot of people would like to see a new lineup.
Hold on, I thought he got the arse from Trek because he was selling crappy cheap bikes through Kmart (or similar) I'm sure there was a press release a few years ago on the Trek website explaining it.
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I sure miss my Tourmalet, and have ridden many bikes more "boring" than LeMonds.
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What makes a whole lineup of bikes "boring"? That comment says way more about the poster than about the bikes.
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someone needs to check hammerdog for a pulse.
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What makes a whole lineup of bikes "boring"? That comment says way more about the poster than about the bikes.
From a cowboys fan ....thats funny. If you enjoy the bike enjoy the bike.....I stand by what I said.
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Originally Posted by ravenmore View Post
someone needs to check hammerdog for a pulse.
Because, Greggy crybaby Lemond sold out to trek who then sold him out after he became a tool and followed Lance around the world saying Hey someone look at me.....I need attention as he mocked Lance?
Thats your guy?
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He did a lengthy (and very nice) appearance at the Look booth at InterBike.

They presented him with a sweet bike to commemorate the anniversary of his victory on a Look bike as well as a nice check for his charity.

Good deal. Hung out and signed autographs for a long time. Class act.

Maybe something in the future for bikes...?

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Originally Posted by DinoShepherd View Post
He did a lengthy (and very nice) appearance at the Look booth at InterBike.

They presented him with a sweet bike to commemorate the anniversary of his victory on a Look bike as well as a nice check for his charity.

Good deal. Hung out and signed autographs for a long time. Class act.

Maybe something in the future for bikes...?

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I would agree he is a great American Cycling Hero...amazing cycling career...My issue is the man. Many failed business ventures and he tends to blame others for all his business woes. He never should have said a thing about Lance until facts were known...he is jealous and needs to focus on cycling, he is not Eddy M...who remains a hero decades after he retired. Greg has made it difficult to like the man. His bikes by the way were not bad, boring was not the most appropriate word but sadly out side of a handfull of hardcore cyclist the experiment was a failure...even in France were he claims to be a hero.
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Because, Greggy.....
Nope, no pulse. Breathing?
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Because, Greggy crybaby Lemond sold out to trek who then sold him out after he became a tool and followed Lance around the world saying Hey someone look at me.....I need attention as he mocked Lance?
Thats your guy?
He didn't mock Lance he accused him of doping. The guy is tough as nails and doesn't hesitate for a nano second to speak his mind. I've always liked his bikes - especially the steel models.
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Oh and I'm not anti Lance either. I like him too. I've had the good fortune to run into him a couple of times on the road here in Austin. He's always been super nice and very approachable.
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That comment says way more about the poster than about the bikes.
The more you talk, the more you reveal. All that off-topic, stupid stuff you mention is water WAY under the bridge. The thread is about the bikes not all that political bs.
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Because, Greggy crybaby Lemond sold out to trek who then sold him out after he became a tool and followed Lance around the world saying Hey someone look at me.....I need attention as he mocked Lance?
Thats your guy?
If you had a clue, you'd look like less of an idiot when you post.
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LeMond bicycles boring? Hardly.

I have a 2007 Buenos Aires that rides like a dream. A very well-balanced ride under all conditions and terrain. It is a bike I'll never sell. I do not think his bikes should be dissed just b/cos you do not like his extra-curricular activities.
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lemond geometry is probably whats perceived as boring. it was very traditional to say the least. no funny shaped tube sets, just old school steel or titanium, later alu....nice! lets not count that weird steel carbon rear triangle b. aries though. that thing was wacky. accusing a coworker of doping while you are on the company dime is ******** but he probably wanted out of trek anyway, so who knows what the real motive was. a lemond is the best bike ive ever ridden though. still have it happily displayed in my house!
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so many angry folks here.....go ride and relax.
Lemond is not the man we all hoped he was....he's a tool.
His bikes never sold
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What's not to like about Lance? Caugh......now gagging...

Lemond was THE man!!
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Oh and I'm not anti Lance either. I like him too. I've had the good fortune to run into him a couple of times on the road here in Austin. He's always been super nice and very approachable.
Ditto. But he has the same PR problem Jesus has, (which is that some of his fans are bigoted nimrods.)
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lemond geometry is probably whats perceived as boring. it was very traditional to say the least. no funny shaped tube sets, just old school steel or titanium, later alu....nice! lets not count that weird steel carbon rear triangle b. aries though. that thing was wacky. accusing a coworker of doping while you are on the company dime is ******** but he probably wanted out of trek anyway, so who knows what the real motive was. a lemond is the best bike ive ever ridden though. still have it happily displayed in my house!
He never accused Lance of doping while his company was controlled by Trek. He simply responded to an interviewer's question regarding Lance's dealings with a certain doctor.

And, frankly, his answer was pretty straight forward. I mean he was just really stating the obvious. Of course then Lance blew a little hissy fit, because that's the kind of guy he is.
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My first road bike was a Lemond Nevada City. I never did like that bike.
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so many angry folks here.....go ride and relax.
Lemond is not the man we all hoped he was....he's a tool.
His bikes never sold
?? So I stole mine??

Oh and I am relaxed already did my 40 miles for the day. Wanted it to be on the LeMond but icy roads dictated the cx bike instead.
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