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Old 08-18-12, 10:50 AM   #1
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Help me replace my Poprad!

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I'm looking to replace my 59cm 2004 Poprad after the frame broke. That bike fit me perfectly. I have test rode a number of bikes (Trek 520, Surly Trucker, Surly CrossCheck, ...) none of which fit me like the poprad. The CrossCheck came closest, but I felt too far over the front tire with them all (the TT distance was too small?). Can anyone recommend a bike (preferably steel) with a similar geometry that I should try out. It will be used for commuting/recreational riding. I was thinking about trying a Masi CX next.

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Old 08-18-12, 11:35 AM   #2
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Have u considered jamis quest or nova?

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The Soma Double Cross has a sloping top tube and can more readily provides an upright fit.
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Salsa Vaya? Kona Jake (aluminum)? Kona Rove?

I think you just need to try more bikes, and maybe a larger size.
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59cm 2004 Poprad .... That bike fit me perfectly.
take down that data on the geometry, Top Tube, seat tube, saddle setback.
... from plumb-line thru the BB, stem length,
cockpit, ahead of that central line, etc ,

you are matching the fit then and can judge what components
may need be changed to get that fit, again,
on another out of the box build , no matter what brand it is.

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Old 08-19-12, 10:40 PM   #7
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Another Poprad? I see a 59 cm Poprad frame on eBay now. The listing includes the geometry.
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And what happened to the Poprad frame?
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How/where did the frame break occur? Since it is steel, you might consider having the frame repaired.
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Which Cross Check did you try?

The 2004 LeMond geometry can be found here: http://vintage-trek.com/Trek-Fisher-...nualLemond.pdf

It looks like the 59cm Poprad is about halfway between the 58cm Cross Check and the 60cm Cross Check. I would expect that with a stem change you could make either of those work. The Cross Check is notorious for having a short head tube relative to other CX bikes, and it looks like the 2004 Poprad shares this characteristic. Consequently, I think you'll find that most other CX bikes are going to fit differently.
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