The Nashbar touring frame/fork is a surprisingly nice combo. I have one that I've been riding for a year now. It's great. I love it! I'm assuming you built yours up yourself? Isn't it crazy how the fork weighs as much as the entire frame by itself? Still, I'd take that cro-moly fork over anything else. The whole frame feels very compliant to me. I run 700x32 tires on my bike but I think I could probably go with 700x35 or even a bit larger, but there might be fender clearance issues. I think 700x35 is probably the largest reasonable size of tires to be run on that frame. The only other suggestion I could make would be going with a Brooks saddle. I have a B17 on my bike and I'd never use any other type of saddle again. However, Brooks saddles have their detractors as much as they have their promoters. You either love them or hate them.
Last edited by kiltedcelt; 12-29-12 at 09:53 PM.