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 Post subject: Lemond Poprad
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 11:11 pm 
Mr Benn
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Ok, ok, I know it's got disc brakes, but inside this skinny steel tubed, slack angled little racer, beats a retro heart I'm tellin' ya.

She's a right goer. That slim top tube. TIG'd True Temper Steel. Daft skinny stays joined to ornate dropouts. This is the future, modern retro. Well, my immediate future anyway.

Seriously, she rides like an old bike. Kind of a classic ride. All the cliche's of compliance and smoothness of that steel and those angles...they're true!

I love her!

:D


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 Post subject: Re: Lemond Poprad
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 11:22 pm 
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Wu-Tangled wrote:
I love her! :D


I can see why! One thing offends my eye with modern road bikes though - the protruding part of the stem with the pinch bolts. I love the fluid lines of some of the older quill type road (and MTB for that matter) stems...

Very nice bike though, I'd certainly not kick it out of the shed :-)


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 11:30 pm 
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And she get's out and get's dirty too...


and yeah, it's s temporary stem, and I don't like the pinch bolts either. :cry:


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 1:27 am 
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Tut Tut Gus, the front tyre logo not lined up :evil:
Very sweet lookin ride there tho...love the colour,


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 1:12 pm 
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Thats just my sort of bike :D


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 1:48 pm 
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That's a lovely looking bike. Is that new?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 11:15 pm 
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Beautiful looking bike there, got a lovely old look to it...
Always fancied a crosser me, found a Poprad off STW for my mate and he swears by it, rides it more than his Titanium Lemond... even took it Lands end to John O Groats !!


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 11:46 pm 
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dekerfintheshed wrote:
found a Poprad off STW for my mate and he swears by it, rides it more than his Titanium Lemond...



I haven't touched my XLM for over a month since i got this thing.

Kind words folks, thanks.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 6:14 pm 
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Gus that's lovely - almost bought one myself but ended up with my Ti Audax machine although I still think there's room in my shed for one or two more bikes...

funnily enough a Lemond is about to join our household this week, a WSD Alp D'Huez, shame it'll be too small for me to ride! plus not very retro being carbon/al


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I was never a fan of crossers; I have always thought MTB's for off road and road bikes for on road.....but the more I think about them the more they make sense.

I like it Gus


quite a lot :wink:


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