Went to my LBS last night and purchased a new Lemond Poprad 55cm. I am having the slightly knobby tires taken off and having some Continental Ultra Gatorskin road tires put on for better rolling.
The frame is steel with a carbon fork.
This is the only bike I have ridden so far that was super kind and gentle on all expansion joints in the roads and all the other holes in the road. It was a real delight to ride.
It is a dual crank and hope it will serve me well in California. I can really spin on the lowest gear to go up hills.
It feels comfortable on my neck since I am not all the way down in a racing position yet not all the way up like a comfort bike.
This is such a radical departure from my Trek 520! It is really light too! My 520 is 31 pounds! I haven't weighed the Poprad yet but it feels light.
I will keep the tires that came with the bike and switch them out if I want to ride trails.
Anthing else I'm forgetting? I haven't decided on the clipless pedals yet. They are giving me a free set of cheapo strap in types for now.
Don't have an under seat bag . . . any favorites you like?
Don't have a speedometer with cadence yet either. Any favorite you like?
This is my Father's Day gift to me since, blush, I'm such a great dad and besides, I doubt my daughter can afford such an expensive gift.