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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:01 pm 
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Any idea who made the frames for LeMond's previous bike business? Or indeed hos tour bikes?


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:34 pm 
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kaiser wrote:
Any idea who made the frames for LeMond's previous bike business? Or indeed hos tour bikes?


I think this one's been raised on RB in the past, and Billato (using Excell steel tubing as the frame material??) often gets a mention in that context.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 10:31 pm 
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Yes , as distributor I should know - it was Roberto Billato .

First frames were Columbus sl , and TSX . The red / yellow team Z ones were very well received .

Lovely long top tubes on the early Lemonds , much loved by Wayne Randle and John Tanner . Randle won the Archer GP on a 23 lb TSX.

There was a switch to the excel tubing , to the blue and yellow frames ridden by Gan , not as nice as the TSX if you asked me .

We also had some carbon frames with webbed tubing made by carbon frames , some Clark Kent titanium , and then a few ti made by Litespeed


Happy days .


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 10:52 pm 
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daveplanetx wrote:
Yes , as distributor I should know - it was Roberto Billato .

First frames were Columbus sl , and TSX . The red / yellow team Z ones were very well received .

Lovely long top tubes on the early Lemonds , much loved by Wayne Randle and John Tanner . Randle won the Archer GP on a 23 lb TSX.

There was a switch to the excel tubing , to the blue and yellow frames ridden by Gan , not as nice as the TSX if you asked me .

We also had some carbon frames with webbed tubing made by carbon frames , some Clark Kent titanium , and then a few ti made by Litespeed


Happy days .


You still had a Clark Kent in the showroom recently didn't you Dave? Very nice.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 9:35 am 
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yes , it was unearthed in the Sab stock , along with a couple of Lemond versions .
The last box at the back of the warehouse , must have been there 20 years !


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 10:06 am 
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Any pics of those? I've noticed a TVT LeMond also. My curiosity was piqued by his new range of bikes, they look quite nice and are made by Look funnily enough.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 10:10 am 
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theres a link on the website thats broken
i will try to get fixed tomorrow


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 1:54 pm 
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Good stuff, nae Corsa's I the Merckx stash I take it? :)


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