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foofighter29er 09-22-11 02:06 PM

ordered mine today, took advantage of their 2 day 20% off one item sale! cant beat that

GipsyKing 09-22-11 03:02 PM

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Originally Posted by matimeo (Post 13259378)
The one review on Nashbar's website says it weighed 25 out of the box. However, I'm pretty sure I read on bikeforums (unless I misunderstood the post- I can't find it on a search) that the person who wrote that review hadn't actually bought the bike- he had just written the review to generate interest in the bike (or something). It made me question the review. Anybody else remember that?

That review is now gone, and as of now there are four owner reviews up there, so maybe it helped. I freely admitted in the review that I didn't own the bike and so of course that invited everyone to question it...it just looks like a sweet deal and that's why I wanted to make people aware of it. I didn't spec a weight although 25 lbs sounds about right, maybe even 24. I'm also thinking of grabbing this with the 20% off sale. That Moto CXX with SRAM Apex is also tempting.

GipsyKing 09-22-11 03:31 PM

I just called Nashbar to ask for the standover on the 58. They said it was about 82cm. My Fuji CC is about the same and I'm 6'1 with a 32" inseam.

Timm357 09-23-11 03:50 PM

Just dropped the hammer. $653 shipped. 20% off coupon code action. I'm going to try and not back over this one with my truck. No decals = Laughing Skull Head Tube Sticker.

Andy_K 09-23-11 05:01 PM

I've got to say, $653 would be a good price just for the basic components. If I were in the market for a 105 groupset, I'd be ordering this bike.

GipsyKing 09-23-11 07:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Timm357 (Post 13269640)
Just dropped the hammer. $653 shipped. 20% off coupon code action. I'm going to try and not back over this one with my truck. No decals = Laughing Skull Head Tube Sticker.

Count me in, had a similar thought. Just ordered mine. Probably the best deal I've seen on a new bike with 105. Rock on. I may be selling my 2010 Fuji CC, we'll see! Timm357, good luck not backing over it! At least it's steel, right?!

foofighter29er 09-23-11 11:00 PM

how the heck did you get your for 653 shipped? i had to pay tax and $13 oversize shipping

Timm357 09-24-11 07:15 AM

Foo, I guess they charge for some states and not other. Guess I got lucky here in New York. I found a thread with what seems like some insight into the issue:

http://www.bikeforums.net/archive/in.../t-504464.html

Still worth it. . . Even with taxes. I hate taxes.

And I had to pay the $13 shipping as well.

GipsyKing 09-24-11 08:33 AM

If there's a warehouse or retail store in your state, you get to pay tax. Good times! And shipping, well, you have to expect to pay that. $13 is a great price for shipping a bike if you ask me. Time to go ride!

Timm357 09-24-11 12:11 PM

Yes dammit wish I could get out there immediately. Ordered late Friday so she pry won't ship until Monday. . . Oh well.

foofighter29er 09-24-11 12:19 PM

yah i dont mind the 13 freight considering it was listed as 43lbs *YIKES* it's the damn tax ;)

GipsyKing 09-29-11 11:38 AM

Mine arrived yesterday, some pretty fast shipping I'd say! At LBS now getting properly tweaked.

Andy_K 09-29-11 11:50 AM

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Originally Posted by GipsyKing (Post 13295486)
Mine arrived yesterday, some pretty fast shipping I'd say! At LBS now getting properly tweaked.

Out of curiosity, what are they charging you for that?

foofighter29er 09-29-11 12:19 PM

mine's on the fedex truck out for delivery...exciting times.

I have a set of DT Swiss Tricon 1450 wheelset need to convert my freehub from campy to shimano so i can run this wheel on the bike, in an effort to reduce the rolling weight :)

foofighter29er 09-29-11 11:55 PM

Got the bike getting it setup, this canto brake thing is driving me nuts. Need to learn to adjust this. Only one side is pulling in it seems

himespau 09-30-11 05:14 AM

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Originally Posted by foofighter29er (Post 13298480)
Got the bike getting it setup, this canto brake thing is driving me nuts. Need to learn to adjust this. Only one side is pulling in it seems

sounds like you need to change which holes on the canti mount the springs are in. It can be a pain at first to get it figured out. Heck it can be a pain later on too.

GipsyKing 09-30-11 09:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Andy_K (Post 13295548)
Out of curiosity, what are they charging you for that?

Estimated at about $90. They usually come in less than their estimates, though. Either way, the sale price makes it all good. I can change tubes and clean chains but readily admit I'm no mechanic. I'd be worried about something being wrong and causing an accident or premature part failure. The price includes giving everything a long look and test, adjustment, lube where necessary, parts under $10, ensuring wheels are true, and a fit. I totally trust these guys, they are good people. Ride safe!

Andy_K 09-30-11 12:06 PM

So, even with the LBS fine tuning it comes in at an excellent value. Cool.

foofighter29er 09-30-11 02:45 PM

rear wheel with cassette, dork disc, tire/tube & reflector 6.16lbs
DT Swiss Tricon 1450 with cassette, tire/tube 4.76lbs

Bike weighs in now at 23.50lbs definitely not a light mountain climber ;)

foofighter29er 09-30-11 02:47 PM

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Originally Posted by himespau (Post 13298724)
sounds like you need to change which holes on the canti mount the springs are in. It can be a pain at first to get it figured out. Heck it can be a pain later on too.

i was playing with the little bitty set screw on each side of the brake to increase/decrease spring tension...is that the proper way?

himespau 09-30-11 03:02 PM

the set screw will give you some, but there should be 3 holes on the canti mount on the frame. The end of the spring will go into one of them, but often if you move it to one of the others (either down for the side that's too strong or up for the side that's too weak) you can get a lot of gross adjustments taken care of and then you can do the finer stuff with the centering screw.

Barrettscv 09-30-11 03:06 PM

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Originally Posted by foofighter29er (Post 13301315)
rear wheel with cassette, dork disc, tire/tube & reflector 6.16lbs
DT Swiss Tricon 1450 with cassette, tire/tube 4.76lbs

Bike weighs in now at 23.50lbs definitely not a light mountain climber ;)

Thats not bad for a low cost steel frame, really.

foofighter29er 09-30-11 03:10 PM

thanks himespau, it's been a while since i played with this kind of brakes.

Barrettscv: now wouldnt this be funny if i can hang w/ my saturday morning road crew and be able to pass people on road climbs :)

Barrettscv 09-30-11 03:48 PM

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Originally Posted by foofighter29er (Post 13301434)
thanks himespau, it's been a while since i played with this kind of brakes.

Barrettscv: now wouldnt this be funny if i can hang w/ my saturday morning road crew and be able to pass people on road climbs :)

My 23 lbs Soma Double Cross can hang during group rides. It's a good work-out :-P.

GipsyKing 09-30-11 07:08 PM

Yeah, I do believe it is an excellent value, even with the LBS tweaks. I will be excited to get some miles on her and see how she feels. Doing a short cancer ride tomorrow (Tour de BBQ in KC) with my young nephew. Will put her through some serious paces on Sunday. Good luck with your set up, Foo.


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