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1998 LeMond Zurich

Fulfilled the dream of a lightweight LeMond Reynolds 853 build. "Shimergo" drivetrain, pairing Campy 11 with Shimano 9, with basically flawless shifting. Classic steel ride: lively, smooth, fun.

Frame:
Lemond Zurich, Reynolds 853, 54cm

Fork/Headset:
Tange Chromoly, FSA Duron

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Shimano R700 50/34t, Shimano 5800

Pedals:
Shimano XT

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Dura Ace 7700 9 speed 12-27 cassette, KMC X9

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Dura Ace 7700 rear derailleur, Dura Ace 7800 front derailleur, Campagnolo Athena 11 shift/brake levers

Handlebars/Stem:
SOMA Hwy One bar, ITM stem

Saddle/Seatpost:
Prologo Kappa Evo Pas, Dia Compe ENE

Brakes:
Dura Ace 7700

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Bontrager Paradigm TLR, Continental GP5000 25c

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Bontrager Paradigm TLR, Continental GP5000 25c

Accessories:
Dura Ace 9000 hub skewers, Minoura Alloy bottle cages

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Initial
  2. Stage 2

Current Stage Info:

New powdercoat and self-designed logo (The paint was really shot in spots when I bought the bike used). I really wanted to achieve a custom handbuilt vibe, so opted for a satin red and minimal graphics (I never liked the somewhat busy original look). Lots of stripped anodization, sanding and polishing, particularly the crankset, which came to me with heavy scratches and wear. The alloy gets an amazing deep mirror finish. The red powder is a bit thick in spots, almost getting that "dipped" look. I sanded the dropouts down to the stainless to avoid cracking the coating; also did the bottom bracket and headset to face them. The tires upgraded to new, larger GP5000 in 25c. I love how everything turned out, digging how the red, white and flat black really offset the silver components.

Added by 4on. Last updated about 1 month ago.

2 Comments

Nathap470

Nathap470 says:

Man this is good!!

Posted about 1 month ago

4on

4on says:

Thanks!

Posted about 1 month ago