Not another "should I buy this bike" thread
I am going to check out a used Poprad this week, so I am wondering a few things.
As this is my first foray into CX bikes I am looking for some advice of what to look for and beware of on a used bike.
Here is the info I have on it from CL and an email:
Lemond Poprad. Black frame with Blue and Grey logo. Newer full 105 drivetrain(ridden for less than 4 months). Ultegra 9 speed shifters. Carbon seat post. Bontrager wheelset. Shorty 4 brakes.
It is a 55 cm (I ride a 57/8 road bike).
He has raced the frame a few times, never the drivetrain.
Frame is an 04 (he thinks). Will throw in a pair of slicks as well.
So, two questions:
What particularly should I inspect closely as it has been raced and actually used as a cx bike.
Generally, what do you think?
Oh, I hope to ride some mild single track, fireroads, commute, and the occasional longer road ride.
Thanks in advance.