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1991 Tour de France final stage - photo (LeMond)

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L'arriviste said:
Remember it well, that stage. Lemond's little breakaway was probably forgotten with all the hubris of the Abdou incident.

I believe I'm right in saying that the frame on the bike you mention was a Lemond-badged TVT and that was probably the last season that we saw those lovely "deco" Campag Record brakes that must have been hideously heavy. :p

That frame was steel..not a tvt
 
redtreviso said:
That frame was steel..not a tvt

montel said:
Carbonframes aka Calfee built carbon frame.

http://www.calfeedesign.com/history.htm

Montel is correct, so I acknowledge my error. It is indeed carbon fibre:

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And here's the source
 
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L'arriviste said:
Montel is correct, so I acknowledge my error. It is indeed carbon fibre:

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And here's the source
In the original pic posted, LeMond isn't riding the carbon bike. Look at the top of the seat tube. That's a steel frame. It was pretty regular for guys to ride a steel frame on flat stages, but have a carbon frame for climbing.
 
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Didn't the peloton allow Ekimov as similar honor the year he retired? Quite a nice gesture (though Ekimov was obviously far less successful as a rider)
 
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The_Z_man said:
In the original pic posted, LeMond isn't riding the carbon bike. Look at the top of the seat tube. That's a steel frame. It was pretty regular for guys to ride a steel frame on flat stages, but have a carbon frame for climbing.
Unlikely as Z generally rode the same frame no matter what from start to finish. In 1990 all their Lemond branded frames were TVT including the TT frames. In 90 Lemond rode into Paris in yellow on a TVT.
The Carbonframes bike built by Calfee was regular tubing dimensions but had unusual webbed lugs. So from the side it appeared quite chunky but from an angle the webs are less noticeable.
 
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show me the proof GREG

yetanothergreenworld said:
PSS. LeMond was the last clean rider to win the Tour while wearing the world champion's jersey but w/o winning a stage (1990)...


Do you mean that he was the last rider to do those three things individually or all together? Because he was probably the ONLY rider to do all those three things together.[/QUOTE]

I truly admire the accomplishments GL has given to the world of road racing. However I am amazed at his continued efforts to try ans shoot down Armstrong. Yes there was a legal battle between TREK and Lemond bikes (with Greg insisting Lance had some influence on TREK). And I thought they settled out of court.
Now with GREG's recent Cycling news blog pointing the finger (or more like scratchin his head and speaking out loud) I think Armstrong and Ferrari had doping relations.
Same with Landis - before you say anything to the media - come out with some solid evidence and then let the inquiry start, but don't go shooting off your mouth (s) with "I think" ur "I heard" ur "I saw" but with no solid evidence.
The sport of cycling has been beaten up enough with the negative press on doping - we might as well be reading cycling version of the National Inquirer or similar.
It would be shocking if this is true - but please please please get it nailed down before with solid info. GRRRRRR!!!
 
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eleven said:
Didn't the peloton allow Ekimov as similar honor the year he retired? Quite a nice gesture (though Ekimov was obviously far less successful as a rider)
They probably do that for riders that are universally liked in the peloton.