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Lance' new bike(13 posts)

Lance' new bikeelviento
Jun 19, 2002 9:16 AM
Sorry this topic has been covered but I am still puzzled. According to la.com, "Lance has been trying out a new Trek bike for the past two days, but it has yet to pass the critical man's approval. Yesterday, Lance rode just a few kilometres on it,..."

Is this just a new paintjob or a new frame design? If just a new paint job, why "trying out"??
re: Lance' new bikeWrigleyRoadie
Jun 19, 2002 10:06 AM
I don't have an answer for you, just more questions. What wheels are these? I know Bontrager started puting red highlights on their Carbon deep-rim wheels, but these look closer to the X-lites that come stock on Treks, but with new colors. Or did I miss a new product line from them?

Maybe Lance is testing out new specs... geometry, etc. (they're all custom sized, I assume). I thought he usually kept the front der. shifter on the downtube to save weight, and if this is his climber it looks like it still has two STI levers.

Why do I care, anyway?
re: Lance' new bikeklay
Jun 19, 2002 11:32 AM
Why do I care, anyway?

Careful there! Rational thought such as these have no place in bike oogling and can lead to desperate situations. E.g no new bike every couple of years, no 'less than neccessary' equipment upgrades etc...

You have been warned ;-)

K
Bontrager wheelsBipedZed
Jun 19, 2002 12:11 PM
Back in early May at the Tour of the Gila, Bontrager neutral support had aluminum Race X Lites all with the black/red colors. From looking at pictures of US Postal at Dauphine Libre and USPRO it appears Bontrager has also started shaving the rim (ala Ksyrium SLs) between the spokes. No doubt we'll see these wheels as 2003 models.
don't assume...merckx56
Jun 19, 2002 12:20 PM
trek does not have the ability (yet!) to make custom OCLV framesets. all of the joints(lugs) and tooling for the tubes are standard sizings. they can't produce custom tube lengths and/or geos just yet! all of the postal guys ride stock frames.
re: Lance' new biketexfan
Jun 19, 2002 11:46 AM
I believe that that bike is a Project One Bike, Trek's custom bike program. The color scheme is called Saberline. If you look at the picture of Lance's bike in the Gallery section, you will see that it has "Daddy Yo Yo" painted on the frame, another option for personalization on Project One.

Having said all that I suppose that it is possible that the Saberline scheme will be the new colors for Postal, but there has been no announcement yet that I know of.

Texfan
i wondered what that said..."daddy yo-yo". interesting. nmJS Haiku Shop
Jun 19, 2002 11:49 AM
Actually It Says...jromack
Jun 19, 2002 12:14 PM
"daddy ya ya"

Luke Armstrong called his dad (Lance) that in 2000 when he saw Lance in the Yellow Jersey. The nickname has stuck.

I got to meet Lance and see his bike up close at the Ride for the Roses, what a GREAT guy!
naturally, i'll say it's a rebadged steel eddy merckx...JS Haiku Shop
Jun 19, 2002 11:47 AM
with chorus. if i was lance, that's what i'd ride. :-)
That is what you ride!!!t-bill
Jun 19, 2002 11:58 AM
That is what you ride!!!

Remember all that Mr Brown shorts stuff??? Or was that waiting period so traumatic you have suppressed the memory?
i know. heh, heh, heh. nmJS Haiku Shop
Jun 19, 2002 12:08 PM
Actually.........CARBON110
Jun 19, 2002 3:52 PM
I believe Trek is coming out with a new bike to be displayed during the MTN stages of the TDF. The bike above is just Lance's 5900 custom. George H. has a 5500 custom that he rides ocassionally. There is a good chance the new OCLV will be displayed during the TDF. The wheels in picture are Bontragers answer to a zipp 303 carbon tubular. Not as heavy as the Bontrager X-lite carbon and not as deep so it can be used in the mtn stages. Jan Ullrich uses a similar pair of custom Bora that are lower profile than the rest of the team.
Look at what gear he is in!I Love Shimano
Jun 19, 2002 5:01 PM
going uphill!