I don’t have much time to post today, but I do want to quickly point you to some nice shots of the Look 586 Mondrian limited edition that were taken by Ken Conley. Only 50 of these Mondrian frames will be produced, so you had better order now if you want one. Read more about the limited edition release here.
I am a fan of Mondrian’s work; in fact, I have a print of his 1931 painting ‘Composition with two lines’ hanging in my office. I would order one of these frames, but I recently sold my old La Vie Claire winter cycling cap on ebay, so I guess I don’t need the matching bike anymore. Well… that and the fact that the fact that $4499 frameset price is a little rich for my blood. Oh well, at least I can look at Ken’s pictures.
Since I brought up La Vie Claire, I will change the subject and say that I was glad to hear that Trek has finally severed it’s ties with LeMond. Greg LeMond’s unfounded comments about Armstrong and others have been hurting his namesake brand for long enough, so I think Trek’s decision to dump the LeMond brand was way overdue. Still, it is too bad that the relationship had to end like this. I guess the positive thing about all this is that I don’t have to feel guilty about pulling for Fignon in the ’89 tour anymore. On one hand, I really wanted to like LeMond back then because his success in the sport was good for American cycling. On the other hand though, Fignon had that cool “professor” image going for him with the ponytail and round glasses. How could you not like that?