I ordered one of those goofy $35 frames from Nashbar a week or so ago. I had it shipped to my parents house because things sent here tend never to arrive. So I show up at my parents house today and what am I greeted by?
Nothing says quality like a pair of dropouts potruding from the back of a box.
I guess its not so bad... maybe. I tried to stick a tire in there to see if everything was honkey-dorey and it seems everything is not. The dropouts were (apparently) squeezed together in shipping so they're now a little closer than my tire would like. I talked to a couple bike shops and they all said it would probably be ok if I just gave them a good yank when I put the tire on. So I decided not to send it back.
Pretty beefy looking down tube and top tube for a steel frame. A little boring though, time for some painting!
One of the early coats, didn't quite have it as smooth as I liked it. I never did get it as smooth as I would like it, but then I'm not much of a (bike) tagger.
The fork should be here around Friday, then its time to get her all put together!