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Looking for a bike from the past (Lemond titanium)

Discussion in 'Vintage and Classic Bikes' started by beancounter, 9 May 2008.

  1. beancounter

    beancounter Well-Known Member

    Location:
    South Beds
    Way back in 1993/94 I was working for a while in Telford. On occasion I would call in at Parker International to pick up a few bits and bobs and drool over some of their bikes.

    One in particular was a Lemond Titanium frameset, in blue and yellow with some of the natural titanium also showing. Parker priced it up for me but even then it would have cost about £2500 with Campag Record.

    So I didn't buy it, but now I wish I had. I religiously study ebay every day (both home and abroad) in case one appears for sale, but it never does.

    Is this a reflection of a lack of longevity of titanium frames - have they all long since been consigned to the scrapheap? - or, at that price, were there just very few sold?

    Needless to say, if anyone knows of one anywhere, maybe you could let me know.

    bc

    p.s. also looking for a Motorola Merkx .....
     
  2. beancounter

    beancounter Well-Known Member

    Location:
    South Beds
    Oh dear....3 days, 32 views and....no replies.

    "Newbie commits cardinal sin of posting boring thread"....

    Sorry everyone, I'll try to do better in future. Promise.

    [Hangs head in shame]

    bc
     
  3. mondobongo

    mondobongo Über Member

    Not a boring thread BC, its the type of thread people read and if cant help tend not to reply to.

    Someone will have one somewhere might be worth keeping an eye on retrobike they have a listing for whats currently being auctioned off.

    No need to hang head in shame.
     
  4. beancounter

    beancounter Well-Known Member

    Location:
    South Beds
    That is a BRILLIANT link mondobongo.

    Thanks!

    bc
     
  5. mondobongo

    mondobongo Über Member

    No problemo hope you find it soon.
     
  6. Tombo 707

    Tombo 707 New Member

    Location:
    Shetland
    Bike shed have a couple of Lemond Ti bikes for sale.
     
  7. They were Litespeeds under the Lemond stickers if I recall.
     
  8. Nicensleazy

    Nicensleazy Guest

    Now yout talking Mark......a great frame and a great rider!
     
  9. beancounter

    beancounter Well-Known Member

    Location:
    South Beds
    Warren, I agree...

    I gave up trying to find the full ti frame from the nineties and I'm currently building up a s/h Lemond Victoire which is the carbon titanium mixed frame, the same (I understand) as the carbon / ti Tete de Course frame which had a better fork.

    This build is what I was after the campag bits for. As of yesterday I won some Record carbon shifters on ebay so I'm nearly done.

    I'll post some pictures when it's finished. I think it's going to be a great riding bike (I hope).

    bc
     
  10. beancounter

    beancounter Well-Known Member

    Location:
    South Beds
    Really? Do you have a link or website details or a phone number?

    Many thanks

    bc
     
  11. Nicensleazy

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  14. beancounter

    beancounter Well-Known Member

    Location:
    South Beds
    Right! well that's interesting. The ti bike is quite nice but not my size. The tete de course is very nice indeed and hopefully what my Victoire will end up being close to.

    Thanks for the link.

    bc
     
  15. Nicensleazy

    Nicensleazy Guest

    Yes, it looks a lovely bike!