It’s the beginning of the New Year, a good time to look back at the history of bicycles…well, two of them.
You probably know Greg LeMond had his own line of bicycles. But did you know one of them was a “beam” design? The “V2 Boomerang” was produced in 1994. The carbon fiber frame and fork weighed about 2.5 pounds and sold for $1795. Four seat posts were available for “seat heights between 52 – 56.5 cm” and since the seat post could slide horizontally, the seat angle could be varied from 72 to 82 degrees.
In 1989 at the World Championships in Japan, the U.S. men’s team time trial squad rode these Serotta bikes. Notice anything interesting? How about the 24″ front wheel/700c rear wheel configuration?