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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 4:45 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I have just acquired this bike and it is in stunning condition.Made with Columbus EL-OS tubing and with the typical relaxed Lemond angles.

I wonder if any of the foum readers have come across this Lemond bike as all others I have seen have been made from Reynolds or Excel tubing?

Any info./background would be much appreciated.

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Richard


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 5:11 pm 
The Guv'nor
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Know Lemond also built in Columbus > http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=83918 . Think Reynolds was used post Trek buy out. Pics would be good!


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 Post subject: Gan Lemond
PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 5:28 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Thanks for your comments John

The other bike shown has many similar decals to my own so will I guess be of a similar era.I will post pictures later today.

Do you know who built the Columbus bikes for Lemond?

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Richard


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 Post subject: Pictures
PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:13 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Pictures of bike:

https://picasaweb.google.com/1136870148 ... T_r7_M8wE#


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:18 pm 
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Think Bilato built all the pre-Trek Lemond output in steel. Check the frame, should be a bilato stamp somewhere, from memory on the brake bridge on the rear seatstays.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:34 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Hi John

I have checked the rear brake bridge and it is stamped "SILV" which I understand is for Silvano Bilato.

How do Bilato frames rank in terms of quality as there are so many Italian builders?

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Richard


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 Post subject: LeMond
PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:52 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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I do have a LeMond GAN frame that is made out of french tubing

EXCELL it's called

Excell is a French tubing manufacturer that makes some very light road tubesets. Giordana frames, sold by Gita in the United States, uses the Excell Podium OS tubing in a 3.5 lb. road frame. Good stuff

and here:

http://forums.serotta.com/showthread.php?t=37573

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Martin


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