I had a Felt frame with bent stays I was trying to straighten and...well the stays are straight but each one now has a nice crack in it. 2 minutes after they snapped I placed an order for the Nashbar X frame. Great price couldn't pass it up.
This bike might see some cross racing next year, but I have a nicer cross bike already so likely this will be my back up/training/city bike.
The build will be:
Nashbar X Cyclocross frame
Surly Cross Check fork
Mavic Aksium wheels
Ritchey comp stem and headset
Sugino single speed cranks, Shimano BB
Deore XT 9 speed RD
Deore XT 9 speed cassette / chain
105 9 speed STI lever
Tektro front brake lever
Avid Shorty brakes
Brooks Professional saddle
SKS Fenders (for when it's in city mode)
Only need a seatpost and seatpost collar