Gallery: Tim’s 1999 LeMond Zurich

Tim's LeMond

[Tim sent us these photos of his LeMond Zurich. —ed.]

Here’s some pictures of my bike. My Dad got hit by a truck on it a few years back, and never rode it much after that. Luckily for me, I commandeered her, and she’s been reincarnated as my get-everywhere, do-everything commuter bike. I live in the city (Seattle), so the Zurich is pretty much my car at this point. Also, I had her powder coated to match a 49ers hat I had from the 80s.

Tim's LeMond
Tim's LeMond

Boring Stuff:

  • LeMond Zurich (1999)
  • Rolf Vector Comp Wheels
  • Shimano Ultegra Group
  • Brooks B-17
  • Nitto Crystal Fellow Seat Post
  • Nitto Noodle Handlebars (cloth-ed, shellac-ed, And twine-ed)
  • Panaracer Pasela Tires
  • Origin 8 Stem
  • Wald Rear Rack with Homemade Teak Wood Deck
  • MKS Touring Pedals
  • …and a car air freshener for laughs.

I have to say, I’m in love with this bike. —Tim

10 Responses to “Gallery: Tim’s 1999 LeMond Zurich”

  • sygyzy says:


    Great looking bike. I love the color scheme and the simplicity yet elegance of it all. I was just curious, did you mount the brass bell directly to your steerer tube or did you use some sort of bracket/adapter?

  • Larry Guevara says:

    I love white frame bikes.

  • doug in seattle says:

    Nice! Though I wonder — do you find the MKS Touring pedals slippery in the rain? (speaking of Seattle bikes, no fenders!?!)

    Most of my bikes have those pedals, but I found them dangerous to use in the rain without toe clips.

  • Matti says:

    I like hearing the history of the bike… I hope your dad recovered from being hit by a truck… and I am glad you took up the mantle.
    By the way, I like the humor of an air freshener ‘neath the Brooks. I’ve got a friend who should use one!

  • Nicholas says:


  • tim says:

    hey thanks! i’m excited i got to show her off :)
    the bell is mounted to the neck of a threadless adapter. i had to use a little piece of leather as a shim, but it holds pretty well.

    i know! no fenders! the plan all along was wooden flats
    + or honjos, but there is such a small amount of clearance- i dont see it happening. im going to investigate chopping them in half around the breaks, we’ll see…

    i am sort of in love with the MKS pedals. they do get a tiny bit slick in the rain, but they grip well enough otherwise, and it is SO liberating to lose the clips.

    lastly, pops is fine. he still rides his trek every single day, and i bet my life he is faster than me.

  • Matt says:

    lol that tree freshener gives a completely different context to the expression “ride like the wind”. Btw, what scent is that?

  • Daniel M says:

    About that air freshener:

    “Find one in every car … You’ll see!”

    Needless to say, I approve.

  • The Dad! says:

    Tim- You have done me proud son, the bike looks better than the day Lemond Bike delivered it to the bike shop in Greensboro. You have rejuvenated one of my most prized posessions, now and forever yours. I hope you don’t have a story like mine to tell your son(The getting hit by the Truck story) as you pass this family treasure on to him someday.

    Love Dad.

    PS- NINER Paint JOB is totally AWESOME!!!

  • Darrell Yarborough says:

    @ sygyzy

    Take a look at the Velo-Orange solution for stem mounting a bell with a threadless headset.


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