Perhaps just one more note I should add. I originally was not considering the Lemond because I was set on the CrossCheck for the sake of its ultimate versatility. But it seems like this is a really nice deal and could work for what I am going to be doing.
Steelman eurocross, Surly CrossCheck, IRO Rob Roy...
500 is a real good deal IF the bike is in good shape. Most race bikes (assuming they weren't ridden into trees every weekend) are usually in good shape. Just inspect it for any dings, cracks, or rust... the usual.
Originally Posted by BikeIndustryGuy
I guess the feel good aspect of this story is that the perpetrators did this as a couple. It's nice to see people coming together with a common love of cycling and assault.
Think about what you would trash if you were to race CX or have a good crash. The Propad frame is steel so is more likely to absorb the energy of a crash and spring back into shape than an Al frame so that's an automatic plus.
Headsets can get a lot of stick, check for tightness or play.
Is the frame straight, check with your eyes. Any scratches, rust around drain holes?
Handle bars bent from an endo?
Whats the bottom bracket like CX bike can get used in all conditions.
Wheels are they true, give them a spin.
Give it a ride (check for front brake squeal) remember you might later want to put a longer stem on. Worse that can happen is you decide you don't like it in 6 months time and sell on or keep the 105 kit and buy a new frame.