This came from someone that is selling off a collection of older bikes. It is (we think), a 1973 Lejuene Champion Du Monde. (Could be a '72 as well.)
This bike has what we are sure are all the original components. Campagnolo Nuevo Record drivetrain, high flange hubs, Campy pedals with Christophe toe clips and leather straps, and Cinelli bars and stem. It also has a Campy seat post with a Unicanitor plastic saddle. The rims are tubular and the tires are rotted, of course.
It'll need new tubulars, new hoods, and new bar wrap, some TLC, and that's about it. This will be a winter project. I want to find some big, fat tubulars for this. It's got the clearances for them, and it should ride pretty sweetly. I will also probably get a Brooks Professional for it as well.
Oh yeah.....it fit me perfectly. Seat height, spot on, stem- perfect. Weird, huh? I can't afford a classic car, but this'll do.
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This Milwaukee Bicycle Company 29"er is made from Reynolds 853 and 520 tubes, but the really cool thing is the paint job. This paint just "pops" in sunlight. I can't capture what it does, but trust me- It's the "ooo! Ahhh! kind of sparkly red. Really good looking.
The rest of the bike ain't too shabby either! Hayes Prime brakes, Sun Ringle' Black Flag wheels, and Manitou Tower Pro fork. Carbon Answer bars, and Answer aluminum stem. Thomson post and seat collar. Ergon grips, WTB SST saddle. Oh yeah! This is one sweet test scoot. Pretty darn light too. I have not weighed it yet, but it can't be more than 25lbs or so. Maybe I'm wrong, but it feels light.
The Lejuene will have to wait for awhile to get ridden, but this Milwaukee 29"er is gonna get dirty. Soon!