there! Totally love the website; you've done a great job enabling
people to show some nice looking bikes!
put the finishing touches on my Lemond Maillot Jaune recently, so
now it's ready to post on your site. This bike came to me from my
brother-in-law, almost totally from his spare parts bin! I've had
it for about 5 years, ever since a young driver totaled my much-beloved
Bridgestone 500, and practically me, at a stop light. In the end,
it was worth it because the Lemond is SO sweet to ride.
far as I can figure, it's an early 1990's model since it lists Lemond's
1989 Tour victory on the seat tube. It was made in Italy, and all
the lugwork has the look of most of the classic Italian steel bikes
of that era. I've changed it a bit since it first arrived with a
7 speed freewheel and friction shifters. With 42/53 and 12-23, it
was rather an Iron Maiden that spanked me when I took days off.
As it sits now, it's 39/53 and 12-26 with an 8 speed drive train.
The cool, old Cosmic wheels came in a trade for a take-out dinner,
and the right shifter was a box of parts until the head mechanic
where I wrench part-time put the puzzle back together for some homemade
a bit of an Italian/French mongrel with Campagnolo Record, Chorus,
Veloce and Athena parts. The bars and stem are both Cinelli with
Mavic brakes and wheels. The Time pedals round out the show, so
have a 4 mile daily commute, rain, shine, snow, or whatever western
PA weather comes my way, and when Spring rolls around, I'm very
eager to get on this bike. Most of my commuting miles are spent
on a single speed rain bike or a cross bike, and I always forget
how fast this bike is compared to the others. I spend most of my
time on it training for the local MS150 and the occasional race.
Although, at 42 with a big family, I don't get to many races.
and thanks for posting!
dot fam at verizon dot net