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Old 05-16-2023, 02:39 PM
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Greg LeMond Ventoux Team Z

Thank you PL for positing this in the PSA. I didn’t need another bike but it was too cool of a bike to pass on. I drove 5 hours round-trip yesterday.

Classic bike from 1991; pre-Trek. It’s from around when Ha and I got into riding. Greg LeMond was all the rage, being the first American male to win the Tour De France. It brings back so many great memories of my dad and his support for us riding. I also had the pleasure of meeting Greg LeMond in 1998 when he visited the bike dealers that carried his brand. I worked at Sun & Ski during college. I framed a Team Z jersey and the signed poster years ago. Now having the Team Z bike makes it all come together.

I am thinking Athena 11 silver with Delta 5 pivot brakes. How would you build it?

If anyone has any leads on an Athena 11 silver groupset (170 or 172.5, 50/34, 12-28, Italian BB ideal) and Delta brakes, then please pass along the info. Appreciate it.
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Old 05-16-2023, 04:51 PM
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WOW !!!! Thats cool, but we need bike pics with a better background right ?

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Old 05-16-2023, 04:56 PM
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I had mine build with Athena 11 and then ultimately went with Chorus 10 + Deltas (but should've kept the Athena).

Great story and have always loved these bikes.....one of the few that I really miss!
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Old 05-16-2023, 05:12 PM
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[QUOTE=KJMUNC;3248208]I had mine build with Athena 11 and then ultimately went with Chorus 10 + Deltas (but should've kept the Athena).

Great story and have always loved these bikes.....one of the few that I really miss![/QUOTE

Thank you. The bike is such a pig / tank compared to today’s bike.

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WOW !!!! Thats cool, but we need bike pics with a better background right ?
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Got home late and placed the bike in the garage. These pics were upon pick-up. Better pics soon KarlC.

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Old 05-16-2023, 05:40 PM
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Very nice!!

If it helps, here's how mine's built up.

https://pbase.com/jhuddle/team_z_lemond
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Old 05-16-2023, 07:04 PM
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worth the long drive! and a great story, +1 for the silver athena build idea
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Old 05-16-2023, 08:08 PM
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The tear down begins

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Looks great! History!

I love the connection you and Ha have with each other and cycling. Thank you for sharing. This is what it’s all about.
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Old 05-16-2023, 09:17 PM
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Cool bike!

After seeing many of your builds on Weightweenies, I'm surprised to see you pick up an old vintage steel tank, but have fun! Old bikes are cool !!
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Old 05-16-2023, 09:59 PM
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Cool bike!

After seeing many of your builds on Weightweenies, I'm surprised to see you pick up an old vintage steel tank, but have fun! Old bikes are cool !!
Hi Old Fat & Slow!! I posted a few builds on WW but I never really had a true WW bike. My twin brother Ha has a few ultra WW parts (THM cranks and brakes for example) but I like to keep most the parts stock. I had a 7-11 re-release a few years ago as well as a Motorola then I went all modern. Been there, done that. Yeah, old bikes are super cool again to me. Thanks!!


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Looks great! History!

I love the connection you and Ha have with each other and cycling. Thank you for sharing. This is what it’s all about.
Thanks Angry Scientist!! I am sure cycling has really bonded you with some great folks. For me, the bond is extra special because Ha’s my twin. And we ride the same size!!

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worth the long drive! and a great story, +1 for the silver athena build idea
My wife is such a great sport. I told her what I found and asked if I could buy it. She said sure and happy Father’s Day. Then she said your car or mine? Silver Athena 11 is pretty hard to find. Looks like I will have to piece meal it as groupset don’t exist anymore. All part of the hunt.

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Very nice!!

If it helps, here's how mine's built up.

https://pbase.com/jhuddle/team_z_lemond
I saw pics online James. Didn’t realize that was yours. Stunning!!
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Old 05-18-2023, 10:47 PM
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Nice looking bike. I’m also putting together a LeMond. I’m doing a Resto-Mod with mine. Looking forward to what you do with yours.

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Old 05-20-2023, 09:25 AM
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Fantastic! I’m glad that someone on the forum grabbed it! It looks like it’ll be a fun project.

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Old 05-30-2023, 03:51 PM
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Fantastic! I’m glad that someone on the forum grabbed it! It looks like it’ll be a fun project.

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Yep, I’m the one that picked it up. It was a fun road trip with the wife. She’s very supportive of my craziness.

QUOTE=Mike V;3248960]Nice looking bike. I’m also putting together a LeMond. I’m doing a Resto-Mod with mine. Looking forward to what you do with yours.

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Cool cool. What did have in mind for your build?
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Old 05-30-2023, 03:58 PM
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Found some C Record goodies

Thanks to PL member Columbus SLX and Facebook, I was able to find most of the C Record parts. Ha, my twin, is letting me use his spare polished CK hubs and HED Belgium wheelset. Thinking Ritchey Classic silver bar and Nitto silver stem.
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Old 05-31-2023, 02:18 PM
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Thanks to PL member Columbus SLX and Facebook, I was able to find most of the C Record parts. Ha, my twin, is letting me use his spare polished CK hubs and HED Belgium wheelset. Thinking Ritchey Classic silver bar and Nitto silver stem.

Great build! If you’re looking for some period correct wheels for this build, I am off-loading this wheelset in case you interested. Cheers,

https://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=293668
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