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RE: You need the Lemond Ti - seriously classy, with the Lemond stretch

Thanks, I didn't realize that. I'm guessing that was early 90s when he was still quasi-independent? I'll have to look.

Hmm... looked through LeMond brochures from the Trek years (1996+) and don't see any Ti frames. Looks like he had Ti frames built from 1990 to 1995 from several different manufacturers.

Edit- found them.

After further research, it looks like the good LeMond Ti bikes were either the ones with the Merlin-built frames Greg raced on in the very early 90s, which presumably sold in very low numbers and are rarer than hens teeth, or the ones Gary Helfrich built at Trek from 2001-2004. Of the latter, it looks like I have the following choices if I want a full Ti frame:

2001-2002 Tete de Course
2001-2003 Victoire
2003-2004 Arrivee

The only downside is that these frames are about 1.5cm shorter than the late 90s models I was coveting. But still longer than average. You've definitely piqued my interest!



Edits: 06/16/17 06/16/17 06/16/17

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