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Old 09-30-06, 08:45 PM   #1
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Anyone else feel like they're on Team Nashbar?

Okay, I got Nashbar brand headlight, taillight, bar tape, brake levers, tires, tubes, bottem bracket, bike shorts, and probably more stuff I just can't think of. Well anyways, just added more stuff to aide me on my longer rides, namely a rack and bag.

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and yeah, that is a dummy brake lever on the right. First time in a long time I've wrapped up some bars so it looks a little sloppy I know.
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Reminds of me when I drove a '74 Ford work van in the late '80's, early '90's. I had replaced so many parts on it, it was more of a '74 Auto Zone than a '74 Ford. The guys at the parts counter didn't even have to ask what the model and year was after awhile, they'd just cock their head and say, " '74 Ford Econoline, right?"...........Great old van, actually; I miss it terribly. And man could it haul a load of mountain bikes to the trails-

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Team Probikekit here.

What's with the penzoil sticker.
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What's with the penzoil sticker.
That's his preferred chain lube?
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Ya know, that looks remarkably like my shop, except I've only got one drill press.
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You need the Team Nashbar jersey !
Seems to make this guy look like Smilin' Bob
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Team Probikekit here.

What's with the penzoil sticker.

Covers a hideous scratch and cluster of paint chips
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Ya know, that looks remarkably like my shop, except I've only got one drill press.
Actually, got three, plus two cordless and two wired drills. I'm a lot more productive when everythings set up just right
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Okay, I got Nashbar brand headlight, taillight, bar tape, brake levers, tires, tubes, bottem bracket, bike shorts, and probably more stuff I just can't think of. Well anyways, just added more stuff to aide me on my longer rides, namely a rack and bag.
Lessee... I've got Nashbar handlebars on two of my road bikes (LOVE 'EM!!!), several Nashbar blinkies (also love 'em!!), Nashbar bar tape on three bikes (love that too ), a couple of Nashbar chains (aka KMC), Nashbar hubs on my fixie (aka Dimension hubs), Nashbar cables, Nashbar brake levers on my girlfriend's bike (yech!!! sloppy pivots), lots of Nashbar tubes, a few Nashbar tires, a Nashbar chain cleaner, a Nashbar bottom bracket somewhere, had some Nashbar canti brakes (really nice, I think they're made by Tektro), Nashbar brake pads (not as good as Kool Stop, but better than Shimano), and some Nashbar Rodeo pedals on my commuter road bike.... and then probably more stuff I can't remember.

Also, I have a Performance wedge pack, Performance panniers, Performance Spin Doctor tools, Performance jersey... and Performance and Nashbar are the same company I've considered getting a Nashbar frame, Nashbar fork, and if they made derailers or shifters I'd probably consider getting those too. Nashbar, if you're listening, start making some cheap but good bar-end shifters PLEASE... my stock of NOS Suntour won't last forever.

The Nashbar stuff seems at least as reliably good as any major brand at a much lower cost. The only products I've had major problems with are the overtightened bearings in some pedals and the sloppy pivots in the old version of the brake levers.
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Three way split between Nashbar, Sette, and random eBay scrounge.

But whichever piece I pick up, I wish it had fewer logos on it.
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Nashbar, Specialized, and e-Bay here. If they work, they work...
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Nashbar brake levers on my girlfriend's bike (yech!!! sloppy pivots).
Yeah, I noticed that too, but they aren't any worse than the ones I had, plus they are the aero design with rubber hoods
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Yeah, I noticed that too, but they aren't any worse than the ones I had, plus they are the aero design with rubber hoods
They look fine and I like that they come with extra hoods. My girlfriend doesn't mind them either! But there's something disconcerting about an aero lever with a couple mm of side-to-side play
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and Performance and Nashbar are the same company
Are they really?
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Anyone try out a Nashbar bike? May be able to pick one up for $100 and have been looking for a cheap roadbike.
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Are they really?
Yep, they really are. Supergo.com was also part of the same company, but they have shut that one down. I think Nashbar and Performance used to be separate companies.

You'll notice that Nashbar collects sales tax in all the states where PERFORMANCE has actual brick-and-mortar storefronts
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I ended up ordering the Nashbar aero levers, not the best so I've heard but they'll be a million times better than my old school Dia-Compe hoodless levers.

So, count three for me: Nashbar comp bottle cage, aero brake levers, and carbon look bar tape. I almost got the 27" tires they had but instead I got the IRC Triathalons for $2 more.
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Anybody used the Nashbar rollers or trainers?
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Nashbar rocks in this world of over priced bike stuff. Their house brand stuff is priced way below the name brand stuff, and for the most part works well. Nashbar will come up with items that one had given up on seeing again, either due to victims of the latest fads (they have Brooks saddles and steel toe clips!) or latest trends that are driven by the big companies who want us to buy stuff we may not need, and then get rid of the stuff we like.... In some ways, people who buy from Nashbar fall into these groups, which I have elements of all...1)Mature riders who know what they like and could care less about the lastest fad; 2) Could care less about "branding", just wanting something practical that works; 3)Cheap SOB's or someone on a budget who wants the most bang for the buck; 4) Someone who realizes that in the global economy (whether you agree with this model or not, just the plain hard cold facts...) Nashbar, Trek, Shimano, you pick the brand, have outsourced their stuff to the one big factory in China/Taiwan, or whereever, stamping brake X Nashbar on Monday, Performance on Tuedays, Trek on Weds.,etc, essentially the same item but with a diffentent price tag/brand; 5)Do -it- yourselfers who use ecclectic parts on their bike projects (new/old bikes alike), where the final product looks like Frankeinstein's bride, leaving the branding sensitive types howling and unable to cope; 6) Old F---'- who really do not care what others think about them anymore... I am sure there are other types that fits Nashbar's mold of the happy client.
As for myself, I have many Nashbar parts scattered around my various bike stuff/projects. My lastest this past winter was a Nashbar road frame buildup. I bought a Nashbar road frame' on sale(~$80 bucks...). On the frame is a Nashbar cycle computer(works great), Nashbar cassette(no problem), Nashbar spacers, Nashbar road brakes (stops fine), Nashbar road tires (good tires), and other non Nashbar stuff that was NOS, not main line (Brooks saddle), and a buildup that would make the latest Trek marketing director ride their bike off the nearest bridge... Anyway, the bike rides great, fits me like a glove, I have put lots of miles on it this year, and I got something at a good price that I could not buy at most bike shops. Look up my history, somewhere I did describe my Nashbar bike buildup and ride report. So I love Nashbar, and I do hope they keep doing what they are doing now.

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No, I'm on Team MEC. Fellow Canucks will relate.
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No, I'm on Team MEC. Fellow Canucks will relate.
Is MEC like the REI of Canada? Kind of like how Comedy Channel is the Comedy Central of Canada? Or CBC is the PBS of Canada? And Toronto is the NYC of Canada? Oh, you guys and your silly little parallel universe up there

More seriously, I wonder if it's possible to order from MEC in the US. They have different cycling stuff than Nashbar, and the prices are pretty good! I especially like their panniers. They have a much wider selection of store-brand panniers than REI, Nashbar, or Performance!!

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Three way split between Nashbar, Sette, and random eBay scrounge.

But whichever piece I pick up, I wish it had fewer logos on it.
Logos are easily taken care of. My personal preference is for fingernail polish remover, and black spray paint (Duplicolor Engine Enamel) for the more stubborn ones. Bonus: if the fingernail polish remover doesn't work, it just makes the surface of the part cleaner so the paint adheres better.
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Logos are easily taken care of. My personal preference is for fingernail polish remover, and black spray paint (Duplicolor Engine Enamel) for the more stubborn ones. Bonus: if the fingernail polish remover doesn't work, it just makes the surface of the part cleaner so the paint adheres better.
I personally wear my Nashbar logos with pride They're pretty subtle on most products actually... just a stylized "N" here and there. For example the fixie hubs, handlebars, chain cleaner tool, bottle cages, clipless pedals only feature this small unobtrusive logo.
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Is MEC like the REI of Canada? Kind of like how Comedy Channel is the Comedy Central of Canada? Or CBC is the PBS of Canada? And Toronto is the NYC of Canada? Oh, you guys and your silly little parallel universe up there
Heh heh. Yep - Toronto is the NYC of Canada, Ottawa is the Washington DC of Canada, and Vancouver is, um, the San Francisco of Canada? Or Seattle? Portland? We have a Paris of Canada too, by the name of Montreal. We also have meters - the feet of Canada, and Celsius - the Fahrenheit of Canada. And more panniers.

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Why don't you ask them?
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Why don't you ask them?
Oh ya, like I have time for that

EDIT: Yes, they do ship to the US but it's kind of pricy, C$19 which is about US$17 As opposed to their Canadian shipping rates, which are dirt cheap at C$6.50 up to $150 purchases, and free for anything over that. Maybe I could get stuff shipped to my Grandpa's little summer cottage in Ontario Or maybe I'll just wait until the next time I'm up north and buy from a retail store.

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