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Old 10-14-11, 05:13 AM   #1
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Nashbar Cross Frame Again

Nashbar has their cross frame on sale again. Is this the version that has a problem with standard road cranks? I know there were 2 versions but they don't mention which this is. I couldn't even find rear spacing on the specs. Then again my eyes aren't what they used to be.
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68mm English thread. Should take your normal road crank. It even has disc brake mounts!
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Rear spacing is 130mm.
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I'd call Nashbar for details. I think that is the one that had the problem fitting big chain rings.
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Rear spacing is 130mm.
If I remember, it was the 135mm frame that had the issues. Still, frame and fork are a deal. If you get a steel fork it's something like $125. The CF fork adds about another $65. That's far cheaper than any other combo I've seen.
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If I remember, it was the 135mm frame that had the issues.
I have the frame with 130mm rear spacing and I had to switch to a BB with a 118mm spindle to avoid knocking my right crank against the chain stay under load.
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I had one with the 135mm spacing. It was an okay riding bike but the geometry is all wrong for cross... it's built more like a 29er mtb with a super sloping top tube...
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I had one with the 135mm spacing. It was an okay riding bike but the geometry is all wrong for cross... it's built more like a 29er mtb with a super sloping top tube...
So, would a MTB group would be better suited?
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So, would a MTB group would be better suited?
I ran a Shimano MTB Triple up front without an issue. Also had a 48/34 setup and it fit as well.. The cross/double gearing took a little trial and error with bottom brackets to get the right spindle width.

Also - my remarks are in reference to the matte black Nashbar aluminum 'cross frame and not the white steel one.
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I believe mine was "130mm" rear spacing on the website but it turned out to be 135mm. Either way I do have I have it set up with Shimano Alivio as a flat bar commuter. The frame is almost more similar to a hybrid than a CX bike.

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I believe mine was "130mm" rear spacing on the website but it turned out to be 135mm. Either way I do have I have it set up with Shimano Alivio as a flat bar commuter. The frame is almost more similar to a hybrid than a CX bike.

I like those grips.
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