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Postby inaminit » Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:13 am

Well I've finally done it!

After a long, painful, but thoroughly enjoyable deliberation, I lashed out yesterday and bought myself a new LeMond Tourmalet.

I new they were a good looking bike from the pics online, but when I met her in person yesterday, we'll lets just say it was love at first sight, and after a 45min test ride, I just knew she was the one for me!!!

The only change the LBS had to make was a shorter stem (was 120mm I think, now 100mm) and it feels like a great fit.

I took her out for a 20km ride this morning and I'm pained to say that I have to take her back to the LBS for some minor surgery. about 2km from home, her front derailler decided it didn't want to shift down anymore. Probably just a bit of cable stretch, but I'll get her checked out anyway.

I'll post a pic or two when she returns.
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Postby MichaelB » Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:32 am

Congrats.

As a LeMond Tourmalet owner myself, welcome to the club. What are the specs/colours/size ?

And the important thing, Ermuchizzit ?
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Postby europa » Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:38 am

Oh, one of the them things 8)

Nice looking aren't they, and it sounds like it's a nice ride too. Many happy miles to you. Going to launch an assault on the Black Cat Award :roll:

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Postby toolonglegs » Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:41 am

Nice bike...what is it spec'd with...I have never owned one but did borrow a mates for quite a few 1000k's :wink: was too small for me so had very long etc but was a nice smooth ride...although it was steel :wink:
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Postby stryker84 » Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:52 am

toolonglegs wrote:Nice bike...what is it spec'd with...I have never owned one but did borrow a mates for quite a few 1000k's :wink: was too small for me so had very long etc but was a nice smooth ride...although it was steel :wink:


The Tourmalet is Aluminium, it's the Sarthe model that's steel... nice shiny steel...
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Postby toolonglegs » Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:54 am

stryker84 wrote:
toolonglegs wrote:Nice bike...what is it spec'd with...I have never owned one but did borrow a mates for quite a few 1000k's :wink: was too small for me so had very long etc but was a nice smooth ride...although it was steel :wink:


The Tourmalet is Aluminium, it's the Sarthe model that's steel... nice shiny steel...


I think the one I had was a wee bit older than that :wink: ...but Greg does make nice bikes...has got a mouth on him thou!
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Postby inaminit » Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:05 am

Thanks everyone, she really is a beauty!!!!

Here's her stats:

59cm, 6066 alu frame, carbon fork, carbon seat post, Cane Creek SCR-3 brakes, Shimano 105 Groupset double up front

Color: Metallic Red/Pearl White
Frame: 59cm LeMond 6066 fully butted Performance Aluminum
Fork: Bontrager Carbon
Headset: Integrated Sealed
Crank: Shimano 105 53/39(double)
Front Derailleur: Shimano 105
Rear Derailleur: Shimano 105
Shift/Brake Levers: Shimano 105 STI
Cassette: Shimano 105 12-25, 10-speed
Wheel System: Bontrager Select wheelsystem
Tires: Bontrager Race Lite 700x23c
Brakes: Cane Creek SC3 w/cartridge pads
Handlebar : Bontrager Select VR OS
Stem: Bontrager Select OS (replaced with a smaller 100mm stem)
Saddle: Bontrager Race Lux
Seatpost: Bontrager Carbon
Pedals: Shimano 105 (not included on bike, bought as an extra)

She set me back $1,584 including the pedals and a few other bits and pieces.
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Postby inaminit » Wed Aug 29, 2007 12:14 pm

You're not wrong, the old Giant Kronos I bought sometime in the early to mid 90's was about $1,400ish with accessories!!!!!

I got a hell of a lot more bike for the money this time round. I've still got the old Giant, she's pretty much original, and has now been assigned the milk run duties.

It'd be great, but I doubt i'll get the same life from the new girl.
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Postby inaminit » Wed Aug 29, 2007 5:04 pm

Yeah, I'll definately be hanging onto the Giant....she's a good old girl and the plan is to make some upgrades/mods and turn her into a nice tourer one day (when the budget permits).
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Postby inaminit » Wed Aug 29, 2007 5:11 pm

Well I've picked the new girl up from her day surgery at the LBS, the front derailler is now fixed and all is well.

Seems I may have pushed a bit too hard on the shifter! It's my first time using the STI's and will take a bit of getting used to.

Anyway, as promised here are a couple of pics, unfortunately they don't do her justice, now matter how many pics I took she still looks 100% better in the flesh!

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Thought I'd better include one with the bike lock. If you can get past the lock you can have the bike!!!!

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Postby inaminit » Wed Aug 29, 2007 5:14 pm

ooops...sorry about the 2nd pic being a bit large. Thought I had resized it, obviously not enough.
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Postby inaminit » Wed Aug 29, 2007 5:15 pm

It's been a loooong day...just ignore my apology...was able to get it to the right size in photobucket after all.
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Postby europa » Wed Aug 29, 2007 5:29 pm

inaminit wrote:It's been a loooong day...just ignore my apology...was able to get it to the right size in photobucket after all.


Photobucket is good. No matter how big it starts out, just reduce it to their webboard setting and it fits in nicely - seems to be a pretty smooth reduction too.

As for that bike lock, sure he doesn't sleep on the job?

Nice grid ya got there :D

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Postby inaminit » Wed Aug 29, 2007 5:37 pm

Thanks Richard,

Actually I think she'd probably just yawn and say take it! Either that or eat the thing.

I woke up this morning and she'd picked up one of my bike shoes and was using it as a pillow! Thankfully no teeth marks, just an awful lot of drool.
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Postby Mulger bill » Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:13 pm

One seriously fast looking scoot you've got there Anthony, 'grats on joining the club.

Does she have a name yet?

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Postby europa » Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:15 pm

inaminit wrote:I woke up this morning and she'd picked up one of my bike shoes and was using it as a pillow! Thankfully no teeth marks, just an awful lot of drool.


Sorry, the dog lover in me raised a huge cackle of laughter with this one. Gotta love your dogs, best mates you'll ever have.

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Postby stryker84 » Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:40 pm

... is that a pink bike?!
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Postby inaminit » Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:44 pm

Too right Richard,

My daughter gets jealous when I introduce Bella the dog as "my baby girl", so to reassure her she's still no.1 in my books, I say to her "well thats ok can introduce you as my baby girl too", to which I get the inevitable 15 year olds reply of "shuddup".
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Postby inaminit » Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:46 pm

Mulger bill wrote:One seriously fast looking scoot you've got there Anthony, 'grats on joining the club.

Does she have a name yet?

Shaun


Thanks Shaun...bike looks fast...rider doesn't!!!

I haven't even thought about a name for her yet. Let you know when something comes to mind.
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Postby gsxrboy » Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:46 pm

My sisters man looked at one of these todays, he was quite impressed with it. He is looking to upgrade from his mtb as well. I started a trend in the family !
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Postby inaminit » Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:51 pm

stryker84 wrote:... is that a pink bike?!


It's actually Metallic Red Pearl according to LeMond.

The combination of an old camera, less than adequate photographer, and the brilliant sunlight shimmering off her gleaming new duco....makes it look a very masculine shade of pink.
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Postby europa » Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:54 pm

inaminit wrote:
stryker84 wrote:... is that a pink bike?!


It's actually Metallic Red Pearl according to LeMond.

The combination of an old camera, less than adequate photographer, and the brilliant sunlight shimmering off her gleaming new duco....makes it look a very masculine shade of pink.


Funny, Tuco used to use that excuse too, but we never believed him :twisted:

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Postby inaminit » Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:56 pm

gsxrboy wrote:My sisters man looked at one of these todays, he was quite impressed with it. He is looking to upgrade from his mtb as well. I started a trend in the family !


Only had her for a day but must say it's one hell of a bike!

If he's keen make sure he haggles on the price, they're on sale at the moment, but he should be able to squeeze a bit more out of his LBS.
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