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Also as there are simply not enough Lemond bikes on here i felt i should stand up for them a little.
Its a one for all bike and used for everything, century rides, chain ganging, all manner of training in all kinds of weathers, even occasional trips to the pub...
So the components choice was based upon a desire to be as light as possible, but tempered with the knowledge that the riding i do and the local roads arent really friendly to superlight components ( nor is my wallet as it goes ).
Hence the wheelset is clincher, the fork bars and stem are light enought - but at the same time pretty solid, standard drive train etc.
Overall weight currently is 7.3kg, including pedals and Garmin - not really a weenie but with a 1.6kg frame and a need for robustness / reliability its really not too bad in my opinion.
Frame - Lemond Arrivee 55cm
Fork - Deda Black Drive
Stem - Deda Zero 100
Bars - Deda Electa
Seatpost - Use Alien Carbon Cyclops
Saddle - Sella Italia Kit Carbonio SLR
Wheelset - Campagnolo Shamal Ultra
Tyres - Pro Race 3
Groupset - SRAM Red
Pedals - Look Keo Carbon
Cages - Lifeline Titanium
It may not be to everyones taste but i love it, its a fairly classic frame which i feel still looks contempory enough. Its also understated in a good way. The frame could be lighter but i will forgive it as its such a good ride. I have an extra thick flame suit on for daring to use Campag wheels with a non Campag drive train but i love the way they ride and am very happy with them so they're staying!
I dare say its not finished yet, doubt it ever will be as its turning into an addiction.
Hope you all like it as much as i do!!
lemond3 by svenster78, on Flickr
lemond4 by svenster78, on Flickr
lemond5 by svenster78, on Flickr
lemond8 by svenster78, on Flickr
lemond7 by svenster78, on Flickr
Liked the look of it then - although in fairness, web research aside, i didn't really know what i was looking at as it was my first road bike - however i definitely prefer it now!
Been running them for about 600 miles now and am very pleased, very little flex ( i weigh 75kg ), hubs are freeing up nicely and they brake better than expected too.
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1997 klein pulse pro SS-project FRANKENKLEIN (it is ALIVE thanks to the help of DR Wadsy)
1998 specialized rockhopper (wife size)
2000 stumpie M2 SS sub 16lb weenie build
2009 stumpjumper comp
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