Lemond Zurich 2004

I had had the Coyote as my dry-weather training bike for some time, but it had always been a bit short in the top
tube for me. So since I was working at a Trek dealer bike shop, I decided to take advantage of the staff price
and bought myself a new frame with the same geometry as my race bike - Trek have been building Lemonds for
some years now. Most of the parts came across from the old bike, but I did get some nice new bits too - the
saddle, seatpost, bar and stem. The only frustration was that the bike had been built with a headtube extended by
a centimeter - I guess to suit old blokes who have to have the handlebars high. I rode it like that for a few months
before deciding it was no good - 10mm may not be much, but it really bothered me when swapping between my
other bikes. So I carefully performed a little surgery on the frame to trim the unwanted height off. Much better!
The fit is now within a couple of millimeters of my race bike, so perfect for training.

Update: Sadly I had to say goodbye to this one in November 2005 when I decided to upgrade to the
Titanium 'Tete de Course'. Lovely bike, but even I couldn't justify two such frames.....

Fast training rides, commuting when I don't have stuff to carry. Even the occasional race!


Frame: Lemond Zurich; 853/OCLV 120
Fork: Bontrager carbon
Headset: Cane Creek S2
Seatpost: USE pave carbon alien
Saddle: Selle Italia SLR
Stem: 3TTT Less, 130mm
Handlebars: 3TTT Prima 199
Brake/Shift Levers: Campagnolo Record Ergopower
Front Brake: Campagnolo Record dual pivot
Rear Brake: Campagnolo Veloce single pivot
Bottom Bracket: Truvative integrated
Chainset: Truvative Rouleur carbon, 170mm, 39/53
Pedals: Speedplay X2
Chain: SRAM PC89R-H
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Veloce
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Veloce
Cassette: Campagnolo Chorus, 12-21 9spd
Front Wheel: American Classic CR-420
Rear Wheel: American Classic CR-420
Tyres: Hutchinson Fusion Comp
Wheel skewers: American Classic
Bottle cages: Token carbon, modified
Accessories: Wrench Force frame pump, Nokon cables
Computer: Ciclosport HAC4

Weight: 17.0lbs