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

Old 03-23-09, 08:03 PM
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theres a dude in ottawa, ontario trying to sell one for $1600. i asked him how firm he was on his price and he wouldnt budge... ugh.
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Old 03-23-09, 08:05 PM
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I'm very tall and found the Poprad a little longer and shorter than most modern geometry cycles.
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Old 03-23-09, 08:08 PM
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Was it worth it? I want it for commuting and touring. I've ridden my Madone to work a few times but the roads are **** and I really don't like taking my Madone that way, especially when I may get stuck in the dark...

Sure seems like a very versatile ride. Gorgeous, too.
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Old 03-23-09, 08:16 PM
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I really love it. I had to change the stem and tires. I just absolutely love the classic road bike shape and flat top tube. I mainly commute and do some 25-35 mile joy rides on mine. It will see a lot of miles and 2 planned centuries this year. It rides great. All of the reviews I read said "eww, flexy fork" It really is the flexy fork that makes it smooth! carbon seatpost helps too.

The only bad thing about it is that it doesn't have any braze ons for any kind of rack. I've considered getting a topeak beamrack and using an aluminum seatpost. I also need a wider range of gearing. The two chainrings aren't that different in size. So a new crankset is probably going to be on order soon.

I can't wait till fall to put the knobbies back on it and give a go at some cx races.
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Old 03-23-09, 08:21 PM
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The lack of braze ons is a concern, as I'd like to do some touring on it. Hrrmmm.....

No reason I can't use a seatpost rack, I guess.
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Old 03-23-09, 08:23 PM
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There are also some pretty clever front racks that put their weight on the axle and you could probably make one work on that fork
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Old 03-31-09, 10:09 AM
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Reaper, do you recall the size?

I too am on a hunt for a 49, pref 07 or 08. Chicago's inventory of poprads were cleaned out a couple weeks back when good weather showed face.
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Old 04-24-09, 07:13 PM
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Sadly this bike is now for sale in the for sale section.
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I'm actually going to be ordering a Presidio on Monday or Tuesday. The main difference I saw between it and the Poprad was that the Presidio comes with sram rival. I'm a little worried about all this talk about buying a frame size smaller. My shop is first opening on May 1st, and doesn't have any in stock for me to try out either. Do you guys think the Presidio would be the same seeing as how it is darn near a Poprad frame? I was planning on getting a 57 seeing as how I take either a 56 or 58 on a regular road bike (Trek FWIW). Curious now...
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The guys I trust at the shop tell me that the fisher and the lemond are the same geometry.
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i picked up a 2008 canti from race pace in columbia MD a few months ago for 1200. Between their 4 stores i believe they have 2 canti's left and 4 disc's, but not sure the sizes: https://racepacebicycles.com/
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I saw the 2009 Brodie Ronin - steel for this year at LBS nice bike. The setup is not as good as Lemond but a good start at 1650 CAD MSRP - although I thought a little cheaper when I saw it in store.

https://www.brodiebikes.com/2009/bikes/ronin.php
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Has anyone seen a 08 49cm Poprad Disc for sale anywhere. I'd prefer the NJ / tri state area, bu would be willing to travel a little to get one. (Will be headed down to Virginia in a couple weeks, so MD, DC or Va are all options).

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Originally Posted by zerocool33
The main difference I saw between it and the Poprad was that the Presidio comes with sram rival.
Same frame, different stickers. Trek had to do *something* with all the Poprad frames once they dropped LeMond.

Originally Posted by zerocool33
I'm a little worried about all this talk about buying a frame size smaller.
Personally, I wouldn't pay heed to that talk. I ride a 60 road bike and got a 60 Poprad. It's perfect, and I ride it both on- and off-road.
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well I've had my bike for a little less than a week. Rode about 4 times and put about 35 miles on it so far. Not a ton, but I am a clyde and trying to ease into this and do it the right way. I did end up going with a 57cm, but I think it fits pretty darn good. A 55 would just of been too small. I will say that bike is buttery smooth, and Rival is working OK so far. Would of liked the option to be able to put disc brakes on, but I don't think you can (not positive though). My only gripe is the brakes squeal a little. Canti's for ya I guess. I will definitely post some pics in the near future, as I think I am the only one who has one around these forums. Maybe not, but I'll take some pics in the next couple of days. So far I love it!
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Originally Posted by zerocool33
I will definitely post some pics in the near future
Please do, I'm anxious to see the Presidio on something other than the website.
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Old 05-14-09, 04:10 PM
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Originally Posted by gburrell
Has anyone seen a 08 49cm Poprad Disc for sale anywhere. I'd prefer the NJ / tri state area, bu would be willing to travel a little to get one. (Will be headed down to Virginia in a couple weeks, so MD, DC or Va are all options).

Thanks

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WorldCycle in Boise has a 49cm. I think the price is $1099. Spoke to Matt about the 59cm for my friend just this afternoon.

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Originally Posted by MikeOnBike
WorldCycle in Boise has a 49cm. I think the price is $1099. Spoke to Matt about the 59cm for my friend just this afternoon.

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Unfortunately, due to Trek's rules I couldn't convince him to ship this and Boise is just a little to far to pop over to on the weekend to pick this up so I am still looking for one in the NJ/NY/CT tri state area or anything on the way down to Williamsburg Va (as I'll be headed there next weekend). So if anyone sees one in there local shop. Please drop me a line.

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Does anyone know where I can purchase a 49CM POPRAD close by. I live in Portland, Oregon. New/used in great shape.
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