Readers’ Rig: This week now we have a shocking ‘Readers’ Rig’ from Adnan Kadir in Portland: A Greg Lemond TVT in Z crew livery. The bike is fantastically constructed with the proper Campagnolo C-Document Delta, Time pedals, Turbo saddle and Cinelli bars and stem. This isn’t Adnan’s first Reader’s Rig, you possibly can see his Cyfac Absolu V3 HERE and his Drummond Cycles customized HERE.
Identify: Adnan Kadir
Location: Portland, Oregon USA
Bike: 1990 Greg LeMond by TVT
Groupset: Campagnolo C-Document Delta (apart from the headset high nut!)
Wheels: C-Document hubs laced to Mavic SSC N°4 CRD Rims
Pedals: Time Equipe Professional Titan-Magazine
Saddle: Selle Italia Turbo
Different: Cinelli 66-44 bars and 1A Stem; Conti Giro tubular tires
Weight: 9.4kg, together with spare tire
When did you purchase it?
I didn’t purchase it, truly. It was owned by an outdated good friend of mine who had it on the market on consignment in a store close to his dwelling. I stored asking him about it and in the future in summer season of 2021 he gifted it to me. I supplied to pay for it, however he stated, “no approach – I do know you’re going to cherish this bike.” It got here with some 8-speed early Shimano 600 elements. I had all of the C-Document elements, apart from the underside bracket (it makes use of BSA and most bikes from this period had been ITA), seatpost, saddle, handlebars, and wheelset. A good friend who used to personal one of many Bay Space’s premier bike outlets had a NOS backside bracket, in addition to the saddle, and wheelset. I discovered the seatpost, additionally NOS, on eBay. A good friend right here in Portland sourced the handlebars for me.
What made you select this bike?
I’ve a poster of LeMond using one in every of these on my workshop wall, and I’ve all the time coveted the TVT – constructed LeMonds. TVTs gained each Tour de France from 1988 via 1991. In these days I used to be a scholar and will by no means have afforded one. When this fell into my lap, it was a dream come true. I suppose that, behind my thoughts, I had been slowly gathering the elements for the day I would discover one.
These bikes had been uncommon after they had been made and it’s exhausting to 1) discover one in good situation, and a couple of) discover one in a single’s appropriate dimension.
Have you ever executed any modifications/additions to it?
Many individuals with bikes like this construct them up in precisely the best way LeMond would have ridden them. I needed to remain true to the period, however I don’t actually consider in bikes as showpieces. The very first thing I did was give the frameset to Ruckus Composites right here in Portland for inspection. They checked it and stated that it was in wonderful form. That’s not usually the case with alloy/carbon framesets after so a few years. Additionally they repaired a free brake cable exit on the highest tube.
What number of miles/kilometers do you do a yr?
About 10,000km every year, however this bike is reserved for sunny days within the summertime.
What do you’re keen on about this bike?
After I first rode it, I anticipated it to really feel antiquated – heavy, versatile, and unusual. As an alternative, the other is true – it’s a snug, clean, and stable bike, even with 22mm tires on. I completely love using it.
Favourite using space?
That must be Chiang Mai, Thailand. The roads there are improbable and the drivers affected person and courteous. Additionally, the meals is superior and the residing cheap.
Favourite using expertise in your bike?
Effectively, I’ve solely had it full lengthy sufficient to place a couple of rides on it. So, that must be using to the banh mi store for lunch with my spouse!
I’ll attempt to discover an outdated San Marco Rolls saddle for it – that fits me higher than the Turbo. Discovering a freewheel with a 23 on it could be good, as a result of hills. In any other case, I feel I’ll simply depart it as it’s.
Having a couple of bike is a privilege and having a luxurious bike like this much more so. Hopefully these will not be truly my final phrases!
# All pictures equipped by Adnan Kadir, you possibly can see extra on Flickr HERE. #
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