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Just built a 2003 LeMond Poprad(6 posts)

Just built a 2003 LeMond Popradonrhodes
Oct 23, 2002 5:45 AM
I just built up a brand new 2003 LeMond Poprad frame. A few new items compared to last years. It is now 1 1/8" head tube. the fork has been beefed up, and the color is a flat gray/blu. The texture kind of reminds me of military paint on tanks and stuff.
It built up wonderfully. I have some 1999 chorus parts on it with a mixture of new cassette, chain, daytona seatpost, San Marco ERA saddle, ITM pro 260 bars and Millenium Stem. It isn't the lightest thing in the world, but I would say most of that weight comes from the Kenda Kross wire bead tires and 14 gauge spokes on the rear wheel. All the other parts are relatively light or at least not considered heavy. I was hoping to get to ride it the past few days, but a cold has kept me pretty well grounded. Of course now that I feel better, NH received it's first snow storm of the season today. Not a ton of snow, but at least an inch of heavy wet stuff. Maybe today would be a good day to try it out after work.
Pics? (nm)lnin0
Oct 23, 2002 6:22 AM
They're up on the webRay Sachs
Oct 23, 2002 9:53 AM

I saw a couple at the Granogue race on Saturday, but didn't realize I was looking at the 2003s. The geometry and spec looks the same as last year, but the fork does have a bit of a bend to it for the first time. I sort of prefer that, but on a big old crude unicrown fork like that, it doesn't much matter anyway.

I just saw a 2003 the other daygreg n
Oct 23, 2002 7:18 AM
The shop I ride for got one in. I think the color is really cool. And with the paint being powdercoat instead of wet paint, you can expect more durability. The one thing I was disappointed to see, though, was that Trek did away with the straight blade fork. I liked the aethsetics of the old fork better.

Should be a nice ride for you.
what are they thinking?????cxer
Oct 23, 2002 11:35 AM
53/39 chainrings and 8 speed??
The baby blue color isn't very flattering either
what are they thinking?????atpjunkie
Oct 23, 2002 12:07 PM
53-39 kinda silly. for anyone whose broken 9 speed chains cause they are just too damn thin and wrecked because of it I say "good on them!" I'm not just saying this as a plus size rider. Pro racers have broken both Shimano 9 and campy 10 chains in both the Giro and the TdF in the last few years. Call me a luddite but I'm a happy one. 9 ain't so fine , I think 8 is really great. Have both 8 and 9 sp cx and an 8 sp MTB, just trust the 8 that much more