fascinates me how much the appearance of a bicycle can change over
the course of a few months. My Lemond Poprad (1st year of production)
had definitely been out on trail and road in the first photo, but
after the last race of the season, it was hard to tell there was
even a bicycle under there.
had built this up from a frameset, using a combination of road bike
cast-offs, parts bin finds and select purchases. It is set up as
an 8 speed, with a Shimano XTR short cage r.d., Profile 175mm carbon
cranks and Ritchey wheelset. The brake/shifters are 8sp Shimano
600's, and may need to be replaced after this last winter - the
shifting is finallly getting a bit cranky. Michelin Muds, which
state 30 but measure 35. Not in photos - I've recently swapped out
the cranks for a pair of Ritchey 172.5's. Brakes were LX canti's
from my mtb, but have morphed over time to be Avid 6's.
bicycle has been updated - click here