Just received this and, shamefully, using the photos from the previous owner (hope he doesn't mind
). Really interested in trying out the fabled Lemond geometry.
Anyway, Lemond Zurich in 853 with painted to match carbon forks. The serial number can't be made out and I'm not sure on the year but 853 was introduced in 1995 so, with the threaded headset, I'm going with that year (although if anyone has a more accurate date that would be great). Bit surprised that it's band on rather than braze on for the front mech.
Frame is in very tidy nick and looks better than in the photos. There is some surface corrosion that I'll treat and touch up so that things don't get any worse but very serviceable for me (Melvin would probably say that it was up to Ed standard).
Build wise I've got two obvious choices from existing bits in the shed, and one of the few road frames that going with Shimano feels right:
- Shimano 600 groupset
- Dura Ace 7400 groupset
The latter group has a potential home so may well go with the former and if I get a move on could possibly have it built for the Retro Road Ride on the 17th.