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 Post subject: Lemond frame ID query
PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2020 8:41 am 
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Happy weekend folks

A friend of a friend has this early '90s Lemond bike. She was asking me what it's worth.
TBH, I'm not really sure, 105 g/set I can get a rough idea but not sure what grade of steel the frame is made of. Can you shed some light?
Excel GL, is this equivalent to SL? I think there may have been a GLX, but it's all a bit hazy. Maybe a Lemond vanity thing.
Anyway can someone give me pointers as to what it actually is?

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Thanks

Mike


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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2020 11:19 pm 
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Hi Mike,

It’s an interesting one, as the paint job suggests is from the 1991/92 season, but I believe those frames were made with either Columbus SL or TSX from memory, whereas the Excell models (GL and GLX) came in for the 1993 and 1994 seasons. Do you know if your friend’s had it since new, or is there a possibility that it’s been resprayed at some point, or at least had new decals on (which would explain the different tube set sticker)?

If it is indeed a GLX then it’ll be a lovely bike to ride, as I had one of the yellow and blue 1994 GAN bikes which was very smooth. I sold it after a few years and bought a Colnago Dream, which in comparison was incredibly harsh, so regretted selling the Lemond.

Sorry I can’t be more help, but as I say, I’m not sure it is what it appears to be.

Best wishes


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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2020 8:05 am 
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Hi Mike,

I haven't seen one of these Z colourways in excel tubing. They are usually in the Gan colour scheme. Beautiful bike, the fork crown and shot in stays are typical excell.
This tubing is supposed to be lighter than Columbus SL or TSX from memory.
Worth - it's Bilato built, so I would take the groupset off and put the frame on ebay for 700 euros It would be very popular in he US market.
It is easily the equivilent of any motorola merckx TSX and the paint looks good.

Looks like a Selhoff seatpost too, which was team spec for Gan.
The 105 Shimano groupset doesn't do that frame justice!!

I am currently building a Gan replica, so I have been looking at these bikes in detail.

Regards,

Pat


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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2020 8:20 am 
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I am guessing the fork crown is similar. The columbus tubed bikes had the Greg Lemond signature stamped on the seatcluster and sloping Cinelli fork crowns


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