LeMond Tourmalet, Reynolds 525
I really wanted to hang onto this, but ill health combined with moving house is forcing me to downsize my fleet.
I was very lucky to find a LeMond Tourmalet in my size that was in original, unmolested condition, complete with all the original equipment. It was a barn find… it still has the retailer’s decal (Evans), the original ‘size 53cms’ decal, and even came with the original reflectors and bell fitted by the retailer when I got my hands on it. It is 1999 vintage.
When I got it I completely stripped the bike down to every last nut & bolt, cleaning, checking and lubing everything, and boxed it all up ready to rebuild it to its former glory someday. Life however got in the way. I had a heart attack last November, we’re moving house, and I have 9 other bikes anyway - far too many for me to take care of nowadays.
So, I’m seeing if anybody wants an original LeMond - either as a rolling chassis (as pictured), or I can supply all the original Shimano RSX 8spd groupset that came with it too (the left crank arm is kaput however as the threads stripped).
The frame is straight & true, with no dings or dents but it does have the to-be-expected cable rub and paint chips. It is however in fine condition.
It’s made from Reynolds 525, has a BSA 68mm BB shell, 27.2mm seatpost, 1 inch threaded headset, and semi-horizontal dropouts - so could be easily converted to fixed/singlespeed.
The stated size is ’53cms’ but note that LeMond stated their sizing differently than most other manufacturer’s, it’s an equivalent 54/55cms when compared to other frames. See actual geo in picture.
I can also supply a pdf of the original LeMond 1999 Catalogue.
£315 for the rolling chassis as pictured or £395 for the complete bundle including Shimano RSX 8spd groupset.
Can be posted, or possible collection from Clapham (when I can get into Town… which may not be at all soon).
I’m based near Billingshurst, West Sussex. Or I could meet someone at Guildford station if possible (15-20mins from Waterloo).
How much lateral movement would be available from the dropouts (should a fg/ss conversion be carried out)?
I notice there are bosses for mudguards on the forks - possibly the rear as well? What eidth tyres are you using in the pics?
2nd dibs please if SaMurray passes.
@SaMurray There's ample fore/aft movement (if that's what you're referring to?) in the dropouts for a SS/FG conversion and it was one of the primary reasons I bought this frame/bike as that was my plan - to SS it. I have pasted a few pictures below of these frames converted to SS/FG and can measure the actual dropout length if you wish... let me know.
Mudguard bosses? yes, there are mudguard bosses both front and rear.
Tyre width? The tyres in the photos are Strada LGG 28mm on Mavic CXP21 rims. Many people are using 28mm on these frames, but in some cases (as in the case in one of the pics below) 32mm's can fit. That would very much depend upon the actual tyre and rim you use though.
Do let me know if interested as I have the groupset on eBay currently (not the bike itself).
@Unica 2nd dibs noted :-)
Thanks. Apologies for the delay. I'm going to pass.
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