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Old 01-05-2020, 08:20 AM
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Lemond Tete De Course

So long story short, I really wanted to try a mixed material bike. Looking around, there were a few Hollands and Sevens but then I stumbled across this guy for literally 10% of the price of the others. Figured I’d give it a shot and wound up really loving the ride. Half ti/half carbon and Ultegra 10x3. The bike was built for a guy who lived at the top of a canyon in SoCal (which was GORGEOUS) and he hadn’t ridden it in years. I mean check out the uncut fork. Tuned it up, made sure non on the parts were seized and adjusted a few things and it rode great. There’s also a beauty in riding a bike which you didn’t spend your savings on and just enjoying the outdoors.

I’m planning on swapping components for a 1x group, which works really well for my area and then just little stuff.

Check it out from the top of Latigo Canyon, which was a paceline recommended ride!
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Old 01-05-2020, 08:46 AM
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Quite the find. Tetes are great bikes. Enjoy!!
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Old 01-05-2020, 09:58 AM
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Very sweet. Have always wanted a Lemond. I like you're environmentally friendly kick stand!
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Old 01-05-2020, 10:56 AM
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I recently built up a steel Lemond with a 10 speed SRAM group and handbuilt wheels for like $700 and it is as fun to ride as any of the high dollar stuff I have. Enjoy it!

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Old 01-05-2020, 12:10 PM
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Excellent!

I'll chime in with the others; my #2 is a LeMond Ti and it's still a great bike. If I had room, I'd follow JTBadge's example and build up a Zurich or the like just to try it out.
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Old 01-05-2020, 04:43 PM
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Thanks! Rode it today and still can’t overstate how nice of a ride it is.
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Old 01-07-2020, 12:43 PM
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Always wanted to try one of those.....will have to keep my eyes open for the next one in that size :-)

How was Latigo? My favorite climb in all of Malibu and probably the US!
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Old 01-08-2020, 11:38 AM
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How was Latigo? My favorite climb in all of Malibu and probably the US!
Incredible! I went at sunrise when it was 60 degrees outside. Was passed by more bikes than cars. It was absolutely perfect!

And this one might make its way to the classifieds if I can’t sell my other bikes I’m out of room!
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Old 01-18-2020, 09:51 AM
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Rebuilt with Ultegra 6800 and some parts I had laying around. Was hesitant about the gold housing but it looks decent. It’s been windy and rainy here so I won’t get to take it out til tomorrow.
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