Join Date: Feb 2005
Bikes: 2002 Surly Instigator, 1999 Litepseed Blue Ridge, 1997 Trek Y-33, 1992 Schwinn 540
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I had a 2002 Lemond Poprad. Excellent bike, great frame. I didn't know they were made in the U.S.
I was very pleased with the ride and the feel of the steel. I think the Lemond frames are a bit under-rated. It seems like you can find pretty good deals on used Poprads, and some of the other steel frames.
The first week I had the Poprad, I took it out on asphalt, gravel roads, and then some rutted single track with mild railroad-tie drops. Had to slow down a bit in the sand and corners, but definitely faster than my Unicoi in the straights. I rode it everywhere...night-time coffee runs with a light, commuting to work, rutted single track, and some road training.
have fun ~ !