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Hi All,

Just wanted to let everyone know that I picked up my new 59cm Lemond Poprad Disc yesterday afternoon, which I will be using for a 5-mile one-way commute in Washington, D.C. I am hoping that I will be able to keep at it, rain or shine. Now that some household chores are done, I am taking it on its first real ride in a few minutes.

I had the LBS swap in a Chris King headset, treat the frame with J.P. Weigle's Framesaver, and replace the Bontrager meats with some Specialized Armadillos for my Washington D.C. commute. I've got a pair of stainless steel Eggbeaters on order.

The disc brakes have very little stopping power right now, and there is a real bad shudder in the front brake. I took a close look and the discs had oil on them. I wiped down the discs with alcohol so they are nice and shiny. I'll give the discs a few more cleanings as I use the bike. Hopefully, the cleaning and wearing them in will make the brakes work better, otherwise I'll have the LBS relace the disc pads and discs, if necessary.

BTW, I am about 220lbs, 6'1", 34" bike inseam, and a 16x36 dress shirt. I took it for a short ride at the LBS, and the bike seems to fit me just about perfect, and it handles really well. I had ridden a 57cm and a 59cm Poprad, both with canti's before ordering the disc version, and so the good fit comes as no surprise.

FYI, I posted a similar message on the CX forum.

--Mudslinger
 

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right on!

Hey mudslinger

congrats on the new ride! let's see some pics!


good to note that you're using framesaver and eggbeaters, i am too. i'll post pics of my Poprad Disc soon..

decided to keep my Poprad canti too, need it for the crossin..

ride safely,

tim
 
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