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Old 02-05-06, 02:02 PM   #1
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Lemond Poprad Disc - front & rear fender fastening fotos

For phenderphiles, or just the fender-curious here are detail shots of the attachment points of Planet Bike front & rear fenders fitted to a Lemond Poprad Disc:
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File Type: jpg Rear assembly, closeup #1.jpg (88.1 KB, 321 views)
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File Type: jpg Rear fender, top attachment.jpg (74.2 KB, 408 views)
File Type: jpg Rear brake, front attachment.jpg (72.2 KB, 455 views)
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Old 02-05-06, 08:51 PM   #2
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nervermind... I should read more instead of just looking at the pics.

Very nice.

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Old 02-05-06, 08:58 PM   #3
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Ultimate commuter, very nice.
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Old 02-05-06, 10:17 PM   #4
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How is the Poprad working out for you? It is really similar to the Trek Portland except it is beautiful steel not aluminum. Looks like a great setup
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Old 02-05-06, 10:38 PM   #5
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Looks like the rear fender is just zap strapped onto the tube, does it move around much? From the photo it appears it might wear away the paint on the seat tube, or is that mount plastic also ?

hard to tell from the pics. Looks great though
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Old 02-06-06, 07:50 AM   #6
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I am definitely digg'n the Poprad. It has a great combination of good turning characteristics and stability. Plus the longer top tube, characteristic of Lemond bikes, fits my body type well making the bike very comfortable for me.

Jarery: you're right; the front attachment point of the rear fender is just a zip-tie around the seat tube. I didn't think it would work because it seems kind'a flimsy, but it was so easy to do I tried it. So far, it has held the front section of the fender in position just fine with no movement, rattling, etc. I think the trick is that the other attachment points on the fender are very solid, and so the zip-tie doesn't get much load. Also, that part of the fender has a narrow extension which snugly extends down between the chain stays and helps hold the fender in place. The mount is plastic, but now that I am convinced that it will actually work, I will redo the zip-tie with some tape around the seat tube to protect the paint.
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Old 02-06-06, 12:06 PM   #7
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I can't really tell in the pictures... is there any way it could take a rack on the rear, too? If so, it'd make one of the best commuters I've seen so far.
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Old 02-06-06, 02:34 PM   #8
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Dwayne: The only eyelets available in the rear (and front, too) are the ones shown in my photos which are currently occupied by the rear fender. In other words, the rack and fender would have to share eyelets, or one of them would have to attach in a different manner. Not quite perfect, I guess.
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Old 02-06-06, 03:56 PM   #9
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I have a Tubus rack on my commuter and was pleased to see it had an attachment point on the bottom. I attached the rack to the bike eyelet and the fender to the rack. Worked perfectly!
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Old 02-06-06, 03:59 PM   #10
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Mudslinger, are those fork attachment points stock on the Poprad? I really like your bike. Very nice job!
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Old 02-06-06, 04:40 PM   #11
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Damn I'm jealous. Rack holes in the fork and the rear caliper is between the chain/seat stays?

Not fair! Why couldn't my disc bikes be like that.
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Old 02-06-06, 04:41 PM   #12
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So how do you put threaded inserts into a carbon fork? Easy, the fork is actually aluminium with carbon fiber covers.
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Old 02-07-06, 07:52 AM   #13
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Mariner Fan: Thanks for the compliments on my ride. I am extremely happy with it! IMHO Lemond has produced an outstanding bike in the Poprad Disc, especially for commuting. BTW, the front fork eyelets are stock features. Be aware that the Poprad w/ cantis comes with a different (steel, I believe) fork, and I don't know whether the canti fork has eyelets.

FWIW, my Poprad Disc is almost bone stock with the only upgrade being the Chris King headset.
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Old 03-27-06, 10:58 AM   #14
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Carbon Fork Flex

I'm looking into buying the same bike, but the bike guy that I use at the bike shop said not to buy it and to buy the non-disc. He mainly because of the Fork is a little on the cheaper side and has a ton of flex in it, meaning that it flexs in all directions. I'm a bigger guy 6' 230lbs. so I'm wondering if you are seeing the fork flex and what you are experiencing?

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Old 03-29-06, 02:47 AM   #15
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I am 6'1" and 225 pounds. I do feel some front-to-back flex in the fork when I brake hard, but so far it has not been a problem. In fact, the flex in the fork helps the bike to feel stable during very hard and sudden braking. Except for the braking, the fork has so far felt very solid. This is my first carbon fork with all my previous forks being steel, so I don't have a lot of experience to compare, but I am very happy with the carbon fork.

IMHO, I can't see how the carbon fork could be so bad that it would offset the advantages of the disc brakes. Plus, I feel a lot more flex in the wheels than from the fork, so if flex was a problem, I wouldn't be looking at the fork as the culprit.

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Old 03-29-06, 07:17 PM   #16
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I'm jealous... Not only of your Lemond Poprad, but also of the placement of the rear disc brake on it. My bike has got the rear disc brake in the standard location, which prohibits installation of my rear rack and complicates installation of my SKS commuter fenders. I like the Poprad so much I will give it great consideration the next time I'm in the market for a new bike.

Now, I like the closeup shots, however a picture of the whole shebang would be the icing on the cake.
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Old 03-30-06, 05:15 AM   #17
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Nice Bike, how do you like the discs? I have a Redline Conquest Disc Pro W/fenders and all as my commuter. Love the bike but, the discs have an annoying tendency to rub slightly. Not enough to slow me down any but enough to make me crazy. If I was to do it all over again I would have gotten cantis.
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Old 10-29-07, 04:55 PM   #18
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fine tune ya **** and ya get no rub bub
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Old 10-29-07, 06:41 PM   #19
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Really looked at the Poprad before settling on the Portland last year. Same fork, same disc brakes and same manner of attaching full fenders with the single eyelet in the rear. I have a rack on mine and the Portland comes with quick release half fenders. They do a bit, but they certainly don't work as well as the full fenders on my rain/snow bike. Looking good mudslinger.
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Old 10-29-07, 08:16 PM   #20
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I went with the Portland because of the triple. It also has separate mounts for the rack and rear fender, and a chainstay bridge with a threaded hole for mounting the front of a full fender. Here's mine, with SKS P35 fenders and Tubus Cosmo rack.
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