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$0.00/Gal 01-09-06 02:15 PM

Just kidding. Well...50% kidding.

I am buying this though:

1999 LeMonde Chambrey. Time Stilleto carbon fork. Full 9 speed Ultegra Group. Rolf vector Comp wheels. LOOK PM-256 pedals.

Dude bought it 5 years ago but it doesn't fit him very well. Minimal miles and it hung in his living room for the past 5 years or so. $2400 in 1999. $800 tomorrow for me.

I still plan on using my track bike as my main ride though. I don't think the 18 spoke front wheel and 20 spoke rear would handle Milwaukee Ave very well.

absntr 01-09-06 02:17 PM

That's the fella on CL eh? Nice. I emailed him a few weeks ago but never heard back. Nice score.

Serendipper 01-09-06 02:18 PM

Hot to death.

You are allowed to ride a geared bike. :D I understand that cross-training makes you a better rider.

chimblysweep 01-09-06 02:19 PM

Jonny5 rides one of those sometimes.

and hell yeah, ain't no shame in gears. i'm often quite glad i have the option.

wangster 01-09-06 02:20 PM

hot, nice find and lemonds are great bike, wish I still had my road bike...

$0.00/Gal 01-09-06 02:21 PM

Originally Posted by absntr
That's the fella on CL eh? Nice. I emailed him a few weeks ago but never heard back. Nice score.

Yeah I'm taking it for a ride tomorrow evening and if everything looks good I'm gonna go for it. It's a 53cm. I am 5'9" with short legs, so it works. An industry friend also told me a long time ago for LeMondes are good for people with short legs.

MLPROJECT 01-09-06 02:23 PM

yeah i'd dip into the darkside on that thing.

chicagoamdream 01-09-06 02:28 PM


I seem to recall getting some (minor) crap from you when I was trying to figure out the best way to get a front brake on a track bike..."Oh, just ride brakeless," he said...

But after the Elston experience yesterday, I've got half a mind to slap the derailleur back on my conversion. I don't know if I'm going to be up to doing that 50-mile map fixed.

MKRG 01-09-06 02:29 PM

Nice...needs some electrical tape.

genericbikedude 01-09-06 02:31 PM

Eh, give me steel and handbuilt wheels, fixed or otherwise.

$0.00/Gal 01-09-06 02:32 PM

I probably did give you crap and I still would!

I'm just a fan of diversity.

delay 01-09-06 02:35 PM

I love my roadbike. I am not ashamed. 800 dollars is a good price if the condition is really that good.

sr20det 01-09-06 02:43 PM

That is a SICK bike and hope the deals goes down perfectly.
I just get finniky when people lay their bikes drivetrain side down.
I remember some dude transported a bike drivetrain side down in his trunk to meet up with me so I could buy his bike.
When he opened the trunk, the derailers were bent and I ended up not buying the bike.

chicagoamdream 01-09-06 02:43 PM

Just to volley the crap(yeah, yeah, I think it's a nice bike, too): that is one SERIOUSLY roadie-looking bike. It simply demands spandex and Oakleys. No two ways about it.

Maybe we can get people who've filed the braze-ons off of their conversions to mail them to you, so you can max out at 20 waterbottle cages or something.

Give me a full-Campy 531 Raleigh Pro.

$0.00/Gal 01-09-06 02:47 PM

Good thing I have 8 panel cycling shorts and cold weather tights. Oh and some Native Silencer (look like oakley) sunglasses!

Now, where is my ONCE jersey

genericbikedude 01-09-06 02:49 PM

Originally Posted by chicagoamdream
It simply demands spandex and Oakleys. No two ways about it.

Make sure you get a jersey from Team Spaghetti-O's.

jyossarian 01-09-06 03:00 PM

You gonna join the OCP club after you get that thing and sip lattes after riding down the block to Starbucks?

$0.00/Gal 01-09-06 03:19 PM

mmmm lattes

cosmo starr 01-09-06 03:31 PM

i bought a geared bike because i thought id like having the option....then i fixed it....but it wasnt that nice to begin with

endform 01-09-06 03:32 PM

"Sippin' lattes" just doesn't have the same ring as "sippin foties."

chicagoamdream 01-09-06 03:43 PM

I think it's time to put buying track stuff on hold and scoop up classic geared bikes.

No one bought this gorgeous Masi for $399. If the seller had put a Suzue rear wheel on the back of that, he coulda gotten $900 for it.

A pretty De Rosa went for under $400 bucks.

Cinelli road frames are going for under $500. Let the madness begin.

shants 01-09-06 03:48 PM

someone needs to melt that bike down and make better use of the metal.

$0.00/Gal 01-09-06 03:49 PM

Someone needs to drink less and ride more!

shants 01-09-06 03:51 PM

that's true, perhaps.

although, i think booze > bikes for me.

giboyeux 01-09-06 03:57 PM

Originally Posted by $0.00/Gal
Someone needs to drink less and ride more!

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