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Old 03-30-09, 04:33 PM   #1
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GaH! Quick! What is the lowdown on this bike?

I sees me a Lemond 2002 poprad for cheap. I want it bad. All I know is that the frame is a size 59cm and that it has 853 steel (drool!). Is there anything anyone can tell me about this bike? I need to make a decision quick! I will also cross post this in the cyclocross forum.
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Old 03-30-09, 05:10 PM   #2
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As long as it fits you it should be an outstanding bike. Just know that LeMonds have long top tubes. I don't know if the Poprad does but that's the line with Greg's bikes.
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Old 03-30-09, 05:11 PM   #3
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* Frame: Reynolds 853 steel (gold with red decals)
* Fork: Reynolds steel
* Rims: Mavic A719 36-spoke pattern
* Tires: Continental Twister
* Handlebar: Bontrager cyclocross
* Handlebar tape: Cinelli Gel Cork (red)
* Stem: Ritchey 80mm
* Brake levers: Tektro (with quick wheel release)
* Brakes: Avid Shorty 6
* Brake pads: Shimano XTR cartridge
* Gear shifter: bar-end Shimano Dura-Ace
* Rear derailleur: Shimano Deore XT - 9sp
* Rear cogs: SRAM, 14-32
* Crankset: Shimano 105 converted single ring with chain protector (Salsa)
* Chainring: Surly 42 steel
* Bottom bracket: Shimano 105
* Chain: SRAM 9-sp
* Seat post: Bontrager
* Seat: WTB Rocket V
* Cables: Jagwire Street (brakes) and Shimano Dura-Ace (gears)

How much would you pay for this?
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Old 03-30-09, 05:35 PM   #4
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I'm assuming that it is a 2002 model year...the current Proprads sell for about $1500, so I'd probably go $650-700 or so. The fact that they swapped out the front to a single gear kinda turns me off, and would definitely be something I'd swap out for a triple, so keep that in mind as far as pricing...
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...the current Proprads sell for about $1500,
There are no current Poprads. Trek killed the Lemond line as of 2008.
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Old 03-30-09, 07:23 PM   #6
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How does 853 steel ride? How much more would you pay if the Surly Cross check was made of 853?
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Old 03-30-09, 07:58 PM   #7
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lemond frames are known to crack... check the BB area carefully.

853 was designed for car doors because it doesn't dent that easily. Nice steel and all, but dont buy it just for that sticker.
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