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    Have this 92 model with Colombus SL tubing and 7 speed Chorus.



     

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    I have several bikes. Some very expensive rides. Some very cheap rides. If I had to start selling them, this one would be the last.

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    My Excell GLX GAN Team, built by Billato. This bike is now retired and the stripped frameset is hanging on my wall.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by appolocreed View Post
    Coors Light!!! So nice. One of my favorite team paint schemes

    Had one of these, Billato-built, Columbus TSX. It was just a little too big for me, which is hard to do...
     

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    Current build on my Poprad...Centaur 10-speed with an 11-speed Athena mid-compact crank and a set of Nucleon tubulars courtesy of Saab...it's seeing all the miles lately as it's been a very wet Winter around here.
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    rw,
    Full fendered goodness there. What is that fork?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnoble485 View Post
    rw,
    Full fendered goodness there. What is that fork? Mike
    Mike...some kind of Bontrager canti fork that came with the frame and the headset when I bought it. The frame itself was built for flat mount discs and cantis by the original owner (he worked at TREKís factory), as he wasnít ready to commit to discs at the time. He custom painted the frame to match the Cane Creek headset too and he told me that he built three frames in red, white and blue. I bought the blue one and I donít know what he did with the others. I wish that he had painted the fork and who knows, someday maybe Iíll go disc with this bike.
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    I like it when a bike has a back story.

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    ^ Yep. The Poprad isn't flashy but it's been very good to me over the years and it never gets to play unless it's wet outside.
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    Got sick of press fit bb's and couldn't find a modern production bike that I liked anymore so decided to build up this 2002 Zurich as my new road bike. Couldn't be happier with how it turned out.
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    Never owned a Lemond but I was tempted a few times. The geo works for me.
     

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    And PS to Dan--I was happy to see your bike here. Congratulations on the cool bike and the good things that have been happening for you, and good luck to friends who could use some.
     

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    Updated pic, had a proper wheelset built with NOS D/A 7800 hubs to match the rest of the kit.
     

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    I celebrated Bastille Day this afternoon by cleaning every nook and cranny on my Poprad and pulling no punches with the Mother’s wax and NFS. LeMond is French, isn’t he?
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    Mais oui, bien sur. Are we not all French on Bastille Day? :)

    Gorgeous bike. Love the choice of Athena 11 crank.
     

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    New blue on the door with an old blue friend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by appolocreed View Post
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    Updated pic, had a proper wheelset built with NOS D/A 7800 hubs to match the rest of the kit.
    What Mavic rims are those? they look good on that bike.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomas View Post
    What Mavic rims are those? they look good on that bike.
    Open Pro CDs would be my guess, but if they're ceramics I'm jealous and I want them!

    Agree, though - they look great.

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    I'm a long time lurker, first time poster. Earlier this year, I came across this vintage Lemond frameset built for the Plymouth Reebok Cycling Team in 1988 by the late great master frame builder Roland Della Santa on Craigslist. The team was a standout amateur development program in the late '80s run by Warren Gibson. I knew a few local guys who rode for them, Chris Sheehan and Paul Willerton to†name a couple. My friend John Cunningham, who got me into the sport† and sold me my first real road bicycle in the summer of 1986, was the Technical Director for the Northern California squad. I lived vicariously through their exploits and those of other local "wunderkinds" like Craig Schommer who, among his many accomplishments, won a stage at the Coors Classic in San Francisco and represented the US at the 1988 Seoul Summer Olympics in the Men's Road Race. I still remember looking for his results in the San Jose Mercury newspaper during the Olympic trials (no internet back then, of course). Paul went on to ride with Greg Lemond himself on the Z-Team before switching to Mountain Bike Racing. Chris road also for Team Saturn. They were all super nice and generous with†their time and advice, even to a back of the packer like me. So when I saw this rare bird for sale, I felt the need to get it, and build it back up. I'm leaving the "authentic battle damage" in the wear and tear rather than to fully†restore it to keep its mystique and history intact.††

    At first, I wanted to outfit the bike with all period correct parts. The team rode on the 6/7-speed French Mavic SSC groupset with Simplex Retrofriction shifters and Mavic wheels, of course. I heard those shifters and the rear derailleur had some durability issues with springs breaking. Ultimately, bikes are made to be ridden so I chose to build it up with something a little more modern and reliable. Also, the market on rare French parts is a bit too expensive for me. In considering the time period of the late '80s and early '90s, Shimano was the great innovator in the component world ATMO. They were the first to successfully introduce indexed shifting to the professional peloton in the Dura Ace EX groupset. So I decided to build up a mix of Dura Ace parts. I knew that I wanted to keep everything alloy; no carbon components on this build. I also wanted downtube shifters rather than the now ubiquitous "brifter." I think Dura-Ace 7900 was the last group that Shimano offered a downtube shifter option. That puts the bike squarely in the 10-speed category which is good since I need the extra gearing to get me over those climbs. I also knew that I wanted a dual pivot brake, another Shimano innovation. The one period-correct component I wanted that would have been found on one of those original racing bikes is the iconic Mavic 631 Starfish crankset (an upgrade in the Mavic component line in 1989). It also conveniently paired well with the Mavic bottom bracket that came with the frameset. I "upgraded" the chainrings to Dura Ace 7800 53/39. The search for parts was mainly online, ebay, and on Craigslist. †

    I wanted every component on the bike to have the luster of metal. Towards that end, I disassembled the Dura Ace brake levers and stripped them of the dark anodization. I then sanded and hand polished them to a nice shine. I also sanded and polished the Mavic crankset. There were some pretty deep scratches and pitting that I was not quite able to remove, but I was able to bring back some of the original shine for sure.††

    So here's to all the local boys who made good. Thanks from the slow pokes. You may not have known it at the time, but you inspired us all.†









    Full 60 photo album of the project can be found here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmPh7wy7
     

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