Status: For Sale at $725
Weight: 18.8 lbs/8.5kg (without pedals)
Frame: 6061 T6 aluminum, butted, Handbuilt in the USA
Fork: Time Stilleto, Carbon fiber composite, Unicrown
Brifters: Campagnolo Veloce 10 speed
Derailleurs: Campagnolo Xenon Rear, Campagnolo Daytona Front
Brakes: Campagnolo Veloce
Crankset: FSA Gossamer
Stem/Bars: 3ttt Ergo Power bars with Kona stem
Saddle: Ritchey Logic Pro Titanium
Wheelset: Mavic Cosmic Elite wheelset with Specialized Pro 700x23c tires
This bike, which had once been a high-end, lightweight, racing machine, had been neglected and left in the elements to rust and corrode. I wasn't sure if everything would work but I thought it would be worth a try. After way too much haggling, I got it at a good price and brought it home.
At first glance this bike looked to be in great shape but there were some real issues to be resolved for the rebuild. The chain had rusted solid and had to be cut off the bike. Unfortunately, the 9 speed rear Veloce derailleur was in serious trouble. The steel set screws and cable adjustment screw were seized in the aluminum body of the derailleur and couldn't be moved. Bike Karma came to the rescue when I bought an early 80's Benotto frame (project #35) that someone had unsuccessfully attempted to build up with a more modern Campagnolo Xenon 10 speed rear derailleur, Veloce 10 speed brifters and a 10 speed Mavic Cosmic Elite wheelset. None of them seemed appropriate for the Benotto build and I had plans for it so this Lemond had the parts it needed for a nice rebuild. Was I ever pleased with this build! It's now ready to turn heads and go fast! This bike is going to make someone very happy!