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Old 10-21-10, 03:20 PM   #1
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All city nature boy

I am about to order a Nature boy. Anyone have one yet? Ive got a complete box of parts waiting for a frame. Any suggetions on a SScx frame that wont break the bank? Its got to be Steel though.
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Old 10-29-10, 07:29 PM   #2
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Did you end up ordering this frame? I've been trying to find out more about the Nature Boy as well.

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It looks splendiferous. I hope to get my grubby paws on one soon...
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I took delivery of my Nature Boy (complete bike) last week. It's my first real "cross" bike, so take my feedback with a grain of salt. Fit and finish are surprisingly good for the price. I was expecting some uneveness in the welds, but they look fine. The stock tires aren't suitable for cross, so I swapped them out for some IRD Crossfires. (Tektro) cantilevers also seem a bit weak, but then again I'm used to discs or dual-pivots.

Other than that, it rides great. I love the slack head and seat tube angles. Be sure to check the sizing chart before ordering. I bought a 52, and I normally ride a 54/55.
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I took delivery of my Nature Boy (complete bike) last week. It's my first real "cross" bike, so take my feedback with a grain of salt. Fit and finish are surprisingly good for the price. I was expecting some uneveness in the welds, but they look fine. The stock tires aren't suitable for cross, so I swapped them out for some IRD Crossfires. (Tektro) cantilevers also seem a bit weak, but then again I'm used to discs or dual-pivots.

Other than that, it rides great. I love the slack head and seat tube angles. Be sure to check the sizing chart before ordering. I bought a 52, and I normally ride a 54/55.
Congrats! Post pics when you can. Enjoy the new bike.
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I've been riding the big block from allcity and it is a solid frame. I'm thinking about getting a nature boy now so I wanna see some pictures if you guys got em'!
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Here's a couple pics. There's more in the Picasa album here: Nature Boy



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Very nice! I'm hoping these start showing up at my LBS soon so I can take one for a spin.
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Very nice! I'm hoping these start showing up at my LBS soon so I can take one for a spin.
Talk it up with your LBS. Based on the sponsored pricing I got from my LBS, it's not a huge risk for them. And they can get it right out of the QBP catalog.
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Other than that, it rides great. I love the slack head and seat tube angles. Be sure to check the sizing chart before ordering. I bought a 52, and I normally ride a 54/55.[/QUOTE]

Nice! I did notice there frames run a size big. I ride a 52 and will be ordering a 49. Its the way they measure there frames.
I have to wait a little to order this frame. My Virtue will be coming in soon. I have all of my parts in a box at home waiting.
Once Im done with that I am ordering the Nature Boy and a B side frame. I will post a build thread when it comes in.
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Nice! I did notice there frames run a size big. I ride a 52 and will be ordering a 49. Its the way they measure there frames.
I have to wait a little to order this frame. My Virtue will be coming in soon. I have all of my parts in a box at home waiting.
Once Im done with that I am ordering the Nature Boy and a B side frame. I will post a build thread when it comes in.
The 49 are backordered at QBP (last time I had the LBS check a few days ago). The 49 and 52 go quick when they are in stock at QBP. Have your LBS put it on a Watch Item so they get notified when the frame is available. I'm waiting on a 49 myself too.
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A guy at my local shop got one of these. I don't think he's ridden it yet, but I can say from looking at it the colors come out much better in person than they look on the all city website.
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I haven't thrown my leg over one but after reading the website is sounds a little heavy. If I remember right it's like 6-7 lbs for the frame and fork. Does it ride like it's heavy?
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Smart cable routing on that top tube!
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There's a guy that rides one around here, it's a great looking bike and he is insanely fast on it!
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I haven't thrown my leg over one but after reading the website is sounds a little heavy. If I remember right it's like 6-7 lbs for the frame and fork. Does it ride like it's heavy?
That'll be partially solvable by putting a carbon fork on it. Which kind of sucks cause the paint on the fork is part of the look.
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Agreed. I really like the stock fork.
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Sorry guys, I got side tracked with other projects. But it is finally here!





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Those really are seriously slack angles! Must be an interesting bike to ride - something you can just let roll over stuff.
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i have one of the firsts, built it in august. i opened the box and hated the green, so it's now ivory

built as a frameset up

cranks are being swapped for profile's and a larger chain ring in the next month or so

here it is with street tires, i'll update with dirt's on it in a few weeks



these angles are not that slack at all
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Nice set up! What wheels are those?
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A shop owner here has one set up as a commuter with hammered metal fenders. It's real nice.
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Nice set up! What wheels are those?
thanks, custom wheels laced by me, H plus Son SL42 rims 32h, Hope trials rear cassette hub (i pulled the frame out to 135mm spacing on a frame alignment table) and all-city sheriff front hub. spokes are dt swiss competition black with black brass wheelsmith nipples.
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thanks, custom wheels laced by me, H plus Son SL42 rims 32h, Hope trials rear cassette hub (i pulled the frame out to 135mm spacing on a frame alignment table) and all-city sheriff front hub. spokes are dt swiss competition black with black brass wheelsmith nipples.
How do the track rims hold up offroad. I was looking at building a wheel set around those same rims? 135 spacing in the rear is stout! You must ride it off road alot. Im taking mine on some local single track next week.
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