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Old 07-04-2011, 07:36 AM   #20926
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Just picked this up off of Craigslist the other day. Not exactly sure of the year, but pretty sure it's pre-Trek. Maybe not, but I don't really give a shit. I just love the bike.

LeMond Tourmalet.

From what I can see on BikePedia, it's a '99. The '98 has the same paint scheme, but, yellow/white and '00 is pictured red/black. Unfortunately, the '99 doesn't have a picture, but, lists the paint as red/white. The later stuff is clearly a different build.

No matter, it's a Tourmalet, which means you instantly become a climber when riding it.
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Old 07-04-2011, 08:55 AM   #20927
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Old 07-04-2011, 10:08 AM   #20928
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From what I can see on BikePedia, it's a '99. The '98 has the same paint scheme, but, yellow/white and '00 is pictured red/black. Unfortunately, the '99 doesn't have a picture, but, lists the paint as red/white. The later stuff is clearly a different build.

No matter, it's a Tourmalet, which means you instantly become a climber when riding it.
Cool, thanks!

And yes. I can now climb like a mountain goat!
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Old 07-04-2011, 07:10 PM   #20929
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Old 07-05-2011, 06:24 AM   #20930
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Cyclocross DIY project.

So, I'm entertaining the thought of dabbling in CX to keep my legs in some semblance of shape for the fast approaching off-season. I do not, however, wish to pay through the nose for a dedicated cross rig just yet. At least let me try it for a few races to see if it's as addicting as all my race peers keep telling me it is.

What I ask of you guys is some suggestions for a good platform on which to build up a SS cross rig. Is it better to go with an old lugged steel frame road bike with 27" wheels, or vintage MTB?
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Old 07-05-2011, 06:34 AM   #20931
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Cyclocross DIY project.

So, I'm entertaining the thought of dabbling in CX to keep my legs in some semblance of shape for the fast approaching off-season. I do not, however, wish to pay through the nose for a dedicated cross rig just yet. At least let me try it for a few races to see if it's as addicting as all my race peers keep telling me it is.

What I ask of you guys is some suggestions for a good platform on which to build up a SS cross rig. Is it better to go with an old lugged steel frame road bike with 27" wheels, or vintage MTB?
What about a 26" wheel mtb frame that has disc brakes, throw some 700c disc wheels on it.

Or: Something like this would be a lot easier than building and might be cheaper.
http://prescott.craigslist.org/bik/2422575279.html

Craigs list is littered with them.
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Old 07-05-2011, 06:41 AM   #20932
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Zodiac - just read your sad news.

So very sorry to hear about your dad, I have been on that road many times and it's a terrible road on a motorbike so I can only imagine how it is on a bicycle.

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Old 07-05-2011, 06:43 AM   #20933
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What about a 26" wheel mtb frame that has disc brakes, throw some 700c disc wheels on it.

Or: Something like this would be a lot easier than building and might be cheaper.
http://prescott.craigslist.org/bik/2422575279.html

Craigs list is littered with them.
That Tricross is about the price point I was aiming for my build. A few too many states in-between to make it worth chasing though. I'll start checking my local CL ads for something similar as well.
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Old 07-05-2011, 07:05 AM   #20934
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had my first endo on it Sunday - wohoo I'm still alive and barely scraped up
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Old 07-05-2011, 07:09 AM   #20935
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What I ask of you guys is some suggestions for a good platform on which to build up a SS cross rig. Is it better to go with an old lugged steel frame road bike with 27" wheels, or vintage MTB?
The local CX club rides whatever they've got, provided it's a road/CX style frame. I showed up with my Giant Anthem and was told "Just this once.". Didn't matter, as I wasn't going to be competitive or anything. I just wanted to try out the course. I decided it wasn't for me.

The Tricross that "tR" posted is certainly viable. I don't think anyone in the aforementioned club rides one, as they're too heavy. However, I like my Tricross Comp for the gravel/dirt roads. Of course, again, I'm not competitive anyway.
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Old 07-05-2011, 07:16 AM   #20936
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had my first endo on it Sunday - wohoo I'm still alive and barely scraped up
WOW that's green! Nice rig though, you should bring it up this way sometime to get a good workout for all that squish.

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The local CX club rides whatever they've got, provided it's a road/CX style frame. I showed up with my Giant Anthem and was told "Just this once.". Didn't matter, as I wasn't going to be competitive or anything. I just wanted to try out the course. I decided it wasn't for me.

The Tricross that "tR" posted is certainly viable. I don't think anyone in the aforementioned club rides one, as they're too heavy. However, I like my Tricross Comp for the gravel/dirt roads. Of course, again, I'm not competitive anyway.
I have watched one local CX race and most bikes seemed to be old steel road bikes converted. Now that USAC is allowing disc brakes, I think the scene will change a bit more.

This is about 5 hours from me, but maybe worth the drive for the price.
http://asheville.craigslist.org/bik/2454888283.html
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Old 07-05-2011, 07:23 AM   #20937
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I've owned a Fetish before. Nicer riding bike than the specs suggest.

FWI've seen, cross bikes are usually mishmash bikes. Leftovers, extra parts from old bikes, etc all get tossed onto the cross frame and awaaaaaay you go!

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Old 07-05-2011, 07:37 AM   #20938
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tire clearance and light weight are your friends . I rode my first two cx races last year . I all ready had a Lemond Poprad as I was planning to try it for a couple years. In hindsite I would rather have a single speed for the simplicity. I broke both of my 105sti brifters practicing last year $$ . If you find you like it the All City Nature Boy looks to be a good deal.





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Cyclocross DIY project.

So, I'm entertaining the thought of dabbling in CX to keep my legs in some semblance of shape for the fast approaching off-season. I do not, however, wish to pay through the nose for a dedicated cross rig just yet. At least let me try it for a few races to see if it's as addicting as all my race peers keep telling me it is.

What I ask of you guys is some suggestions for a good platform on which to build up a SS cross rig. Is it better to go with an old lugged steel frame road bike with 27" wheels, or vintage MTB?
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Old 07-05-2011, 08:27 AM   #20939
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This is about 5 hours from me, but maybe worth the drive for the price.
http://asheville.craigslist.org/bik/2454888283.html
If you decide to grab it, make sure rock the "extras", as they're like a $100 value.
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Old 07-05-2011, 08:33 AM   #20940
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If you decide to grab it, make sure rock the "extras", as they're like a $100 value.
Heck, if I resell them, I would only be into the bike for $50!
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