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Old 02-22-09, 08:19 PM   #1
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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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Old 02-22-09, 08:46 PM   #2
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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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Old 02-22-09, 08:58 PM   #3
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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
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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Old 02-22-09, 10:20 PM   #5
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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!
Perfection! I'm going to call those places tomorrow.
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Old 02-23-09, 06:55 PM   #6
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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!

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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Old 02-23-09, 07:38 PM   #8
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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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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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Old 02-25-09, 02:37 PM   #15
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I am officially going to Chicago this weekend to pickup the Poprad.
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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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I got it!
Pics or it didn't happen.
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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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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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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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