Spring must be here

After much procrastination this morning, I eventually decided I couldn’t face dragging a mtb round the waterlogged countryside, so decided to bring the Lemond out of retirement.

I replaced the poncy carbon wheels with the repaired Campag Centaur/Mavic Open Pro ones which necessitated a tyre swap and a bit of fettling. Once that was done I headed out round the usual quick Burnett route of 15 miles, mainly because my back won’t cope with much more than that at the moment. I’d forgotten quite how comfortable the Lemond is, and how much of the road induced vibration it damps out.

In the end it was a very pleasant, if somewhat windy ride.

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8 Responses to Spring must be here

  1. matt says:

    That bike sounds like what I need.
    I’ve narroed it down to:
    Planet X carbon
    Ribble carbon
    Ibis Silk (if I want to push the boat out)
    however I am not sure of the advantage fo fill carbon over an ali/carbon mix like the Lemond.

    What Carbon wheels were they? I didn;t know you had carbon wheels, they sound very fancy.

  2. rich says:

    The new full carbon Lemonds look very very nice in the flesh, unfortunately they don’t do a Campaq equipped one anymore.

    The Planet-X one looks to be a bit of a bargain.

    My summer wheels are Xero XR-Carbons courtesy of Smiff. IIRC they’re actually carbon wrapped alu.

  3. matt says:


    the px’s are really nice looking I think, but bike only :(

  4. Simon says:

    I wouldn’t ever consider an Alu/Carbon mix. Get full carbon or Ti or Steel.

  5. rich says:

    I want one of the Ti/Carbon Lemonds, unfortunately Ian sold his for more than I could afford :(

  6. Simon says:

    That was bloody inconsiderate of him!

  7. matt says:

    Ti/Carbon is really what I’d like but I don’t think I can afford / find a nice one.