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Jun 12, 2002 8:41 AM
If you guys have not seen the pic post of LA's new 5900 check it out in the gallery. There is a pic of him racing this bike at Midi Libre on TREK's website under NEWS.Its really nice. I'll be looking forward to sending my frame off for a job ike that!
re: LANCE'S NEW BIKErobbz27
Jun 12, 2002 8:48 AM
I think that's actually a "fun" bike he's had for a while.

As for the paint job, You can only get one like that if you order a complete Project One. I believe it's Saberline scheme with USPS decals.

I'm assuming from your handle that you're riding the 110 yourself. I've got one on the way from Trek. Super excited to get it. I've been borrowing my buddy's for 2 weeks and I can't wait to have my own.
Jun 12, 2002 1:52 PM
Hey Robb,

I have had my 5900 for a year and I have 9000 miles on it this month. I have never had a problem with it and have ridden it in the rain and raced it since I bought it. My Dura Ace has never givn me a problem either,but replace my chain every 40 days or so. I crashed on my bike once this spring and it held up perfectly. I am going to buy another one to use as a TT bike set up with vision bars,disc wheel,alien aero seatpost since all my TTs this year favoured road geometry rather than steep seat tubes. In ay case, this is my 7th OCLV. I broke one of my mtn bikes once a Y33 full suspension and Trek gave me the next years frame for free in less than 3 weeks. I have nothing but faith in them. I am sure you will enjoy it!
re: LANCE'S NEW BIKEtexfan
Jun 12, 2002 9:39 AM
I read on that Lance used two bikes on the second stage, one being the TdF prototype and the other bike the one he has been training on. Apparantly he did not stay on the TdF bike very long (no discussion about what the differences are between the two).

I would love it if the Saberline is the new team colors. I am waiting for the new color schemes to come out because trek is out of framesets in my size. I would definetly order the Saberline color scheme.

USPS should save some $$$Uncle Tim
Jun 12, 2002 11:12 AM
If Lance's team had a clue, they would order up some Scattante carbon fiber bikes and equip them with full Dura-Ace for mere pennies.

Even better, they could order up some of the famous EPX frames, claimed by many to be the "greatest bargain ever in the history of cycling" and race the Tour de France on them, saving probably about $3,000 per bike. Sure, they come with those heavy Tiagra components but, as Lance says: "It's not about the bike".

Everybody knows that carbon fiber is carbon fiber is carbon fiber. Well, some of it may be spelled "fibre", but it's still the same. You get the point which is this: the "Posties" could still do well, working with Lance to take his fourth consecutive yellow jersey while we see the benefits of cheaper stamps.
USPS could save more $$$$$$, in one word....cydswipe
Jun 12, 2002 12:10 PM
HUFFY. It's not about the bike.
the financials don't quite work outmr_spin
Jun 12, 2002 12:32 PM
USPS gets their bikes and components for free. How could changing bikes save them any money?
don't they get paid to ride Trek? nmcyclopathic
Jun 13, 2002 4:19 AM