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advice for a beginner?(3 posts)

advice for a beginner?Rob Rimpini
Mar 10, 2001 1:45 PM
I am a novice cyclist who is thinking about starting to race sometime in the near future (I'm starting to miss competition after 18 years of competitive gymnastics). Right now I have a Lemond 853 frame, 105 components, and open wheels. However it seems really heavy compared to feather weight frames out there like trek 5500, bianchi ev2's,Colnagos, etc. What is generally a good frame material for the lower levels of racing? Any suggestions would be much appreciated! Thanks so much!

Rob
seems like you're already good to go....steveq
Mar 10, 2001 2:07 PM
solid frame, decent components and reasonably light wheels. you should go with what you got. upgrades will come naturally with time. good luck!.....sq
re: advice for a beginner?ridemytrek
Mar 11, 2001 2:59 PM
I agree with Steve. I don't know how long Lemond has made a frameset from 853 tubing, but I used to own a Zurich with Ultegra components, and I don't think it was over maybe 20.5 lbs. I would probably use what you have, and upgrade when you're comfortable with what your looking for. It sounds like you already have a really good bike.

Good luck,
Tom