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    Trying to hunt down a Lemond Poprad Disc model... reward if found?!

    I'm trying to hunt down a larger framed Lemond Poprad Disc. I know that Lemond has recently shutdown but this is the bike that I want and the local shops dont have any in stock or have already sold them.

    I am in the Louisville area and would be willing to take a road trip to get one, as far as Chicago. I always need an excuse to go there anyway.

    Does anyone know if their LBS has one in stock? 59-61cm needed. If you find me one I'll send you 20 bucks. No joke.

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    looks like they should have at least one at gregg's cycle in seattle at the greenlake location, you know what you want so you shouldn't need a test-ride, maybe you can call and just get it shipped?
    http://www.greggscycles.com/CartGenie/prod-5804.htm

    if that works i want my $20
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    Quote Originally Posted by wearyourtruth View Post
    looks like they should have at least one at gregg's cycle in seattle at the greenlake location, you know what you want so you shouldn't need a test-ride, maybe you can call and just get it shipped?
    http://www.greggscycles.com/CartGenie/prod-5804.htm

    if that works i want my $20
    I'll give them a call and see what they can do!

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    I saw a couple disc Poprads this past week in Chicago at:
    Johnny Sprockets (http://johnnysprockets.com/)
    Village Cycle (http://villagecycle.com/)

    I picked up a canti Poprad at JS just today!

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    Quote Originally Posted by getmetacos View Post
    I saw a couple disc Poprads this past week in Chicago at:
    Johnny Sprockets (http://johnnysprockets.com/)
    Village Cycle (http://villagecycle.com/)

    I picked up a canti Poprad at JS just today!
    Perfection! I'm going to call those places tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by getmetacos View Post
    I saw a couple disc Poprads this past week in Chicago at:
    Johnny Sprockets (http://johnnysprockets.com/)
    Village Cycle (http://villagecycle.com/)

    I picked up a canti Poprad at JS just today!

    I talked to Manuel at Johnny Sprockets and they are holding a 59cm Poprad Disc for me. I'm gonna go grab it up this weekend/beginning of next week! PM me your address for your reward!

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    I can get a 52 cm Poprad (disc) from two different places. I hear that one should go with a smaller size (with the Poprad) than you usually would. My Madone is a 56cm, and the local shop says the 52 cm is a better fit than the 55 on the Poprad. Does this sound plausible?

    Is this bike worth the extra costs? I can get a Fuji Cross Comp for about half what the Poprad would cost me, and this will be my bad weather bike.

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    The poprad should only cost you 12 or 1300 dollars right now as they are on closeout. a 52cm will PROBABLY be right for you. Geometry is different from bike to bike and so are the measurements. In the trek road series I need a 64cm, but ride a 58 and 59 on my fixed gears and soon to be a cx bike.

    Make sense?

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    hey guys,

    anybody see/find any poprads in the nyc tri-state area? i've been looking, but not getting lucky.

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    I took a look at the Gary Fisher Presidio which is the same frame as the Poprad and it looks pretty damn awesome. It doesn't have disc brakes and it's a little more expensive, but it's a badass bike.

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    I bought my Poprad from Manuel. Good guy for sure and doesn't hassle you to purchase.

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    I was told that the Presidio is basically a canti Poprad with a few marginal upgrades to occupy a pricepoint within the Trek/Gary Fisher cyclocross family. Retailers always likes a good, better, best scenario based on price...

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    Recommended reading for all cyclists - Cyclecraft - Effective Cycling
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    Don't run red lights, wear a helmet, use hand signals, get some cycle lights(front and rear) and, FFS, don't run red lights!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wearyourtruth View Post
    looks like they should have at least one at gregg's cycle in seattle at the greenlake location, you know what you want so you shouldn't need a test-ride, maybe you can call and just get it shipped?
    http://www.greggscycles.com/CartGenie/prod-5804.htm

    if that works i want my $20
    Goddamn you! I was going to say Gregg's too, so I should get half of that 20.

    I'll go to the shop and look at it/touch it if you want me to, but that's cost you an extra 5 or so.
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    I am officially going to Chicago this weekend to pickup the Poprad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronAnderson View Post
    I am officially going to Chicago this weekend to pickup the Poprad.
    I got it! boy it's cold in Chicago! It's a very classy looking bike. It's better than I could tell from the pictures! I'll be sure to give the reward. just give me a day to get myself back on track from a weekend out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronAnderson View Post
    I got it!
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    Horrible picture with crappy camera. Good pictures will be on Velospace sooner or later. I have to get a shorter stem and maybe different bars. I'm a little too stretched out when I'm on the hoods. No big deal.
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    Nice!

    Your seatpost looks excruciatingly high; are your legs really that long?

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    Haha. Yeah. I'm 6'4.5" and most legs.

    This is my fixie, again, with high seatpost That's just how I roll.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Itstheradman View Post
    hey guys,

    anybody see/find any poprads in the nyc tri-state area? i've been looking, but not getting lucky.
    i saw one yesterday in a ahop on 9th avenue in the mid 40's. cant remember the name but should be able to google map it

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    if the hunt for poprads keeps going, maybe in a few years i could sell mine for a few million and retire early :-)

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    My LBS has agreed to part with an '08 Poprad (disc) for $1099. This is a damned good deal, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reaper0Bot0 View Post
    My LBS has agreed to part with an '08 Poprad (disc) for $1099. This is a damned good deal, right?
    Yeah! I paid 1199 in Chicago + tax (redonkulous sales tax)

    What size?

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    52cm. My Madone's a 56cm, and while the disparity scared me a little at first blush I've heard you go a size down on cross bikes. I have yet to test-ride it, but I did do a very cursory "fitting" at the shop a few weeks back. It seemed about right. The 55cm seemed too damned big.

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