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Lemond aluminum

Old 06-29-19, 05:02 PM
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Lemond aluminum

I'm considering buying a 2005 Lemond Tourmalet which has an aluminum frame from eBay cause it's a triple and is a good deal.I love steel and would like to know what people think of Lemond aluminum and how it compares to Lemondsteel.Thanks!
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http://www.vintage-trek.com/Trek-Fis...2005lemond.pdf

All the specs for it if you haven't seen this yet. The 2000 aluminum frames seemed highly regarded but not sure about these.
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Never ridden Lemond steel. My '06 Lemond Reno is 6066 aluminum and I have no complaints at all. It does have a carbon fork and seatpost which are supposed to cut down on vibration-as I've never ridden it with any other fork or seatpost, can't attest to this, but I don't get a lot of vibration through it.
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How good a deal is a "good deal"?
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the lemond steel i had for a few years was super smooth. had a 2002 bueno aires 853 reynolds frame and i miss it. sold it for $50 because i had n + too many at the time. nothing but regrets since it rode really nicely. had a carbon fork and full ultegra (which im still riding on a diff bike). definitely underrated.
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Check the rear derailleur hanger. My brother had a LeMond, not sure of age but the hanger was built into the frame. During a ride, under stress it bent into the spokes. This could not be repaired because of the design.
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Originally Posted by rubiksoval View Post
How good a deal is a "good deal"?
$450 delivered.I bought the bike BTW and its in lik new shape.I'm pleased with the ride though steel is still my preference.
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Originally Posted by ooga-booga View Post
the lemond steel i had for a few years was super smooth. Had a 2002 bueno aires 853 reynolds frame and i miss it. Sold it for $50 because i had n + too many at the time. Nothing but regrets since it rode really nicely. Had a carbon fork and full ultegra (which im still riding on a diff bike). Definitely underrated.
$50???
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right?! the only frame i've ever had that didn't have shimmy issues at high speeds.
hit 50+ mph many times without reservations or concern on that frame. so stable.
been reticent to even approach 45 mph since. hope it found a good/loving home.
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