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Old 07-18-09, 04:41 PM   #1
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PSA: Nashbar Trekking bar is back!

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I'm torn between ordering one now at this price or wait for the inevitable price reduction, thus gambling on if the bar will still be in stock.
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Old 07-18-09, 05:42 PM   #2
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get your coupon code and get it now.
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Good luck ordering online, with all the scare about nashbar & credit theft through the ordering process.
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I love my trekking bars, also I haven't had any issues with Nashbar.
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Good luck ordering online, with all the scare about nashbar & credit theft through the ordering process.
See post #4. Besides, I am leery of using my own debit card (no credit cards) for any online purchases. I would just get one of those universal money cards- a pre-loaded card with a set limit. If it gets compromised, I'm just out the $ and not the $$ in the bank account(s).
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They have phones.
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They have phones.
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That's the only way I'd ever order from those idiots again.
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When I had an upright bike I upgraded it to trekking bars and it was a HUGE improvement over the flat bar and bar ends it used to have. If you're not going to go with drop bars, then trekking bars are the next best thing.
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Wasn't their compromise with their credit card clearing company? The credit card is no less risky if phoned in if that is the case.
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Wasn't their compromise with their credit card clearing company? The credit card is no less risky if phoned in if that is the case.
Yup...the only order I placed with Nashbar in the past 2 years was phoned in and my card was one of quite a few that was compromised. I have about switched over to cash and money orders. I have had a total of 5 cards compromised this year, with one of them (the company Visa card) having been compromised TWICE!!

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why don't I just give my card number to you guys instead?
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Wasn't their compromise with their credit card clearing company? The credit card is no less risky if phoned in if that is the case.
Use a "virtual credit card" instead.
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If you feel insecure using your credit or debit card for online purchases use a visa gift card.If you have a local Giant Eagle grocer, buy a visa gift card, get the fuel perks points. Buy your wares at Nashbar and save a few cents on gas.
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They have phones.
You could even send a check. Takes a couple of days to clear, but that's not such a big deal.
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I'd be more likely to send Guido and Luigi with violin-cases stuffed with money to drop in on 'em...
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why don't I just give my card number to you guys instead?
You could just send some cash to me as an email attachment.
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Old 07-19-09, 06:03 PM   #17
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So, if one is comfortable doing business with Nashbar (I'll use a one time use number), what about the bars? Only had my bike (Trek FX 7.3) for two weeks, but I wouldn't mind getting some additional hand spots. Would this be a fairly straight forward install for me? Just need some bar tape and I'm good? Should I get (different) grips too? Search engine has kinda helped me, but...
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Oh yeah - the stock-grips on the FX-series will make your hands go numb in less than a mile. I use Ergon GC2 grips. Or the less expensive one's that have the same shape to keep the nerves from getting pinched. I would also recommend some gloves with padding for your ulnar and medial nerves.

I don't know about the grips on the Trekking bar - but yes to the straight bar that came with your 7.3 FX.
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The grips have been the biggest single disappointment of my bike, even with gloves. So, yea...

I did just place an order w/ Nashbar for some Ergon GP1's (and other goodies) as I try to figure out the trekking bar. From what I've seen searching old threads, the GP1's should also fit on the trekking bar.
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your stuck brakes, shifters, and grips finish it off nice since a pack of bar tape covers all but where your grips and shifters go

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The grips have been the biggest single disappointment of my bike, even with gloves. So, yea...

I did just place an order w/ Nashbar for some Ergon GP1's (and other goodies) as I try to figure out the trekking bar. From what I've seen searching old threads, the GP1's should also fit on the trekking bar.
Oh yeah - those will help. They're the same as the more expensive GC2 grips. Only difference is the GC2's have 'horns.'
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your stuck brakes, shifters, and grips finish it off nice since a pack of bar tape covers all but where your grips and shifters go
Assume you mean stock? Excellent!

Happy with the bar?
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Here's my old Specialized Sirrus Sport that I upgraded with a trekking bar.
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Here's my old Specialized Sirrus Sport that I upgraded with a trekking bar.
What type of stem is that?
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What type of stem is that?
Good eye.

That's the longest Nashbar stem that they sell, I think it's around 130mm or 135mm. Because how the trekking bar moves the gear and brake levers towards you, I think it's a good idea to use a longer stem to compensate for this change.
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