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Old 01-29-06, 10:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Ziggurat
highlight of the thread--the swallow and the fenders really set it apart

nice

thanks! i added the fenders begninning of the month. they work fairly well, and they go on and off quick.

i usually ride my trek 520 outside when it's mucky and grimey... but i've got the lemond tuned to comfort... and am getting spoiled with the ride - so i've been washing and waxing.


i'm actually thinking about selling off the 520, my cyclcocross bike, and my mtb to pick up another lemond - i'm thinking steel or ti.
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Here is my "LeMond". What model do y'all think it is???

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Old 01-29-06, 03:04 PM
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Originally Posted by TinkerMan
Here is my "LeMond". What model do y'all think it is???

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It's Greg's first bike!!!!
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Hey BillyD...the bike is a Sarthe 06. It comes with black tape but my LBS swapped the tape for yellow. The seat post was too far back so they swapped the carbon fiber one for a Thomson center mount post. Unfortunately the front chainrings drop the chain constantly and the front der. rubs the chain. The LBS has tried really hard to fix it but the next option they are trying next week is Ultegra chainrings, and if that doesn't solve the problem a full Ultegra crankset is the next try. Either way, I can't complain

the paint looks even better in person than on their website or in that picture (low resolution), the black and yellow is sparkle paint (is it called metallic? not sure).

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Originally Posted by thebankman
Hey BillyD...the bike is a Sarthe 06.
Duh ... plain as day you said sarthe, originally! Somehow I missed it.

And it's an '06, small wonder I never saw that color combo before.

Good luck with those chainrings.
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Old 01-29-06, 09:54 PM
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Oooh! I got to get a photo of my Tete up here. Nice bikes guys!

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Originally Posted by Apollo
Oooh! I got to get a photo of my Tete up here. Nice bikes guys!

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Here's mine for now! 2006 Tete de Course frame & fork, most of the rest (Ultegra groupset, Race Lite wheels) are from a 2004 Victoire.
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Hmmmm....Tete.....hmmmm.....nice.

Wish I had one.

Nice work with the bottlecages.
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Hmmmm....Tete.....hmmmm.....nice.

Wish I had one.
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Originally Posted by thebankman
Hey BillyD...the bike is a Sarthe 06. It comes with black tape but my LBS swapped the tape for yellow. The seat post was too far back so they swapped the carbon fiber one for a Thomson center mount post. Unfortunately the front chainrings drop the chain constantly and the front der. rubs the chain. The LBS has tried really hard to fix it but the next option they are trying next week is Ultegra chainrings, and if that doesn't solve the problem a full Ultegra crankset is the next try. Either way, I can't complain

the paint looks even better in person than on their website or in that picture (low resolution), the black and yellow is sparkle paint (is it called metallic? not sure).

Here is my '06 Sarthe with upgraded Ultegra triple crank, Bontrager Race lites, Brooks Team Pro, Conti Grand Prix 4-Seasons, Time pedles. The shifting with the Ultegra triple (FC-6603), F & R der. (FD-6603, RD-6600-GS), 12-27 Cassette (CS-6600) and CN-66 Chain is flawless and as smooth as it should be.
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Old 02-14-06, 09:19 AM
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Here is my brand new LeMond Reno! I have done nothing to change it except take off the reflectors nad put some Look A3.1 pedals on it. I will eventually flip the stem, but that will not be until I get some saddle time and my butt gets broken in!

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Old 02-14-06, 09:29 AM
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Here is a updated pic of mine with the new Centaur CT cranks/bb and some bar/stem position experimenting...
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Old 02-14-06, 06:18 PM
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i was never really into LeMonds...didn't like the blandness of them. after this post though, i'm really feelin the classic look of them! especially that half carbon looking , metal and blue one.

you may have a convert....
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Originally Posted by Exeye
i was never really into LeMonds...didn't like the blandness of them. after this post though, i'm really feelin the classic look of them! especially that half carbon looking , metal and blue one.

you may have a convert....
We don't need flashy colors to be fast
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I don't have any pictures of my bike at the moment. I bought it used from a local shop, the owner (of the shop) said the frame is about 10 years old. All it says is "TI 3/2.5GL" I like it , seems very light (esp compared to what I was riding before), but I don't know a whole lot about road bikes yet.
I'll try to get a few pictures of it to share...
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Part of what appeals to me about LeMond bikes is that they lack the garrish colour schemes that some other marques have. The green with white on my 2002 alpe d'huez is recalls some of the Raleigh colour schemes from 30 years ago.
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Here's a picture of my LeMond after the Valentine's Day Alleycat race. Don't mind the brake cable - I didn't get around to cutting it after I switched out brakes.

Oh, just so you know - 10 minutes after I took that picture, I took the bike, minus BB and headset, completely apart for an overhaul and lubing.
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Here's mine. 2002 Nevada City. Last "budget" Lemond with the 853 frame.
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Originally Posted by mr. peugeot
Part of what appeals to me about LeMond bikes is that they lack the garrish colour schemes that some other marques have. The green with white on my 2002 alpe d'huez is recalls some of the Raleigh colour schemes from 30 years ago.
I could not agree with this more. I should be picking up my Etape tomorrow and my first pre-ride impression of it was pure simplicity. One color, two colors, DONE. My other ride is a plain black Triumph Bonneville. I do like to keep the color schemes simple.
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How sweet it is
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here's mine, it's jut gone on e-bay today (reason I took a pic of it). I was going to re-paint it and use it again, but I have other plans now + I have a steel Pinarello for the smooth ride.

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Originally Posted by bmike
04 Zurich
Carbon, Steel.
From last weekend's rides.




I'm so envious of this Zurich with the Fenders It looks like such a purposeful machine, made to be ridden all day long, rain or shine. It spits in the face of techno weight weenie Bikes, designed only for looking at, made to sit in the garage until, that one fortuitous day, it's owner decides to take it around the block for spin, or to the local Java shop

Love it, I'm inspired!

BTW, I love that Scarthe with Record and Eurus wheels as well!
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Originally Posted by Exeye
i was never really into LeMonds...didn't like the blandness of them.

I call it subtle and tasteful. After seeing the blue / natural carbon Zurich, I was in love.
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Originally Posted by ViperZ
I'm so envious of this Zurich with the Fenders It looks like such a purposeful machine, made to be ridden all day long, rain or shine. It spits in the face of techno weight weenie Bikes, designed only for looking at, made to sit in the garage until, that one fortuitous day, it's owner decides to take it around the block for spin, or to the local Java shop

Love it, I'm inspired!

BTW, I love that Scarthe with Record and Eurus wheels as well!
Thanks. I love this bike, and ride it.

The fenders pop on and off quickly, It's not perfectly clean, although I do care for it and give it TLC on a regular basis... Next month I'm building a new set of wheels for it - saving money for a Schmidt Dyno hub on the front - to add lights that are not battery dependent.
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Originally Posted by bmike
I call it subtle and tasteful. After seeing the blue / natural carbon Zurich, I was in love.
yeah that zurich did me in...
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