2003 lemond poprad
new to the forum, new to all things cyclocross, and i'm not a gearhead, so please forgive my ignorance if it glares... have finally tired of riding my $100 beater (an old falcon single speed) and am looking for a commuter, light trail and light touring bike all in one, which led me to CX. have been obsessing over the surly cross-check and lemond poprad, and the concensus from this forum seems to be that the poprad is the better bike out of the box. found a leftover 2003 poprad at a local shop that's marked down to $815, and i'm close to snatching it up. but i recall that 2003 was a bad year component-wise for the poprad (soma parts, maybe?). can anyone confirm and give me a vibe as to whether $815 for a new '03 sounds about right? will be using it as 80% commuter, 20% trail/tour, so i won't be beating the living hell out of it. cash is tight, so the extra $300 for the '06 poprad would be pretty painful...
anyhoo, advice appreciated.