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Commuting on '06 Lemond Poprad

Old 07-06-07, 03:21 AM
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Commuting on '06 Lemond Poprad

I've been lurking her for a month or so and am finally getting around to posting.

For the past couple of years I've been bikeless due to a theft. I really want to get back to riding. Currently I'm looking at getting myself a 2006 Lemond Poprad. I'm going to try to go test ride a couple this years models at my LBS this weekend to get a feel for the geometry and fit but would like to hear from some Poprad owners to find out how they feel about the bike as a commuter/all-arounder. There are a couple of other bikes I'm looking at but right now I'm leaning towards the Poprad.

Thanks for the help.
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Old 07-06-07, 04:48 AM
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Voxadam,

I have an older (2002?) Poprad that I commute on. I mounted a rack, and use a rear pannier most of the time. I also put slicks on it (mine came with 23c knobbies). Other than that, it is pretty much stock. I peeled the decals/stickers off to deter theft.

It makes a great commuter, IMO. Enjoy.
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Old 07-06-07, 06:32 AM
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Buy an extra 49cm and send it to me...
I like the Lemond geometry. One concern I might have with the Poprad and commuting is the wheels don't look sturdy enough to hit a pothole fully loaded day after day. For commuting I like wheels full of spokes. Enjoy!
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Old 07-06-07, 11:10 AM
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If you didn't know, Lemonds tend to have long top tubes. if you have a longish torso, they should fit you well, though of course the only way to knowis to try it.

In Portland, I see tons of Poprads used as commuters, mostly the 06 and 07s.
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