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Old 04-02-05, 12:23 PM   #1
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I <3 NASHBAR

nashbar has finally learned to cash in on our little group....and it is excelent

the formula hub wheels, soma cogs, the new steel toe clips, and i just saw the SS conversion kit...all of which i intend to purchase (well maybe not the wheels)....

my bike already is 75% nashbar....and now it could easily be done 100%....sorry bike shop guys, but for do it yourselfers.....nashbar really has become an unbeatable source....

(i clearly dont work for them...i just think it is great that there is now a source for reasonable priced (though questionable quality) for peeps just starting out.

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Old 04-02-05, 12:28 PM   #2
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Old 04-02-05, 12:49 PM   #4
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ha...great ad placement
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I don't get it i<3? Are we doing algebra? Where is the other side of the equation?
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Old 04-02-05, 01:02 PM   #7
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I have to say that Nashbar is invaluable. Without Nashbar I'd be paying twice what I am now (online or at an LBS). I mean with the heavy discounts and the 10% coupons even the brand name stuff becomes fairly priced. But making a Nashbar brand is the real ingenuity because generally the Nashbar brand doesn't lack quality it just lacks a high price. They generally do a knock off of the popular stuff so if you're not looking for a Shimano logo you can save a bunch of money. I have encountered some bad quality Nashbar products (like their platform pedals) but for the most part it's on par with anything it knocks off.
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Old 04-02-05, 01:08 PM   #8
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Blah, wish I could order stuff off American sites. F#$(* customs.
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Old 04-02-05, 01:28 PM   #9
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Blah, wish I could order stuff off American sites. F#$(* customs.
Just keep it under 20$ USD/item, that way there's no customs or taxes.
Ive got a few nashbar things with teh big sales and stuff, like inline levers for 15$ etc.. Just gotta be careful and never corss the 20$ barrier.
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Theres this crazy nashbar pursuit bike at my local bike co-op that would make a great fixie, but someone built it up as it was meant to be, and its a sale bike now. Its a pretty nice frame, especially considering its nashbar. Anyone know who used to make the nashbar frames when they had them?
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Their platform pedals are bad? I was thinking about ordering some of those that come with clips and straps for $15.
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Old 04-02-05, 03:12 PM   #12
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Blah, wish I could order stuff off American sites. F#$(* customs.
I just ordered a bunch of the abovementioned track stuff from them and I'm in Mtl. Their site says they ship FedEx, but in the end they only offered Priority Air (USPS). I paid huge for shipping comparatively, but I won't pay brokerage charges (not shipped by courrier), and from what I can tell from the customs site, I won't pay duty either. I might get lucky and have a bike nerd check my invoice and decide I won't pay Cdn sales tax either, but I doubt that. This is my first bike bike purchase though, I've usually kept it under $50 from the US.

Even with paying $60 in shipping (got two wheelsets among other stuff) and factoring in Cdn taxes, it will still be way cheaper than LBS pretax prices I'm sure. I needed a new front wheel for my mtn bike - same junk as the stock stuff on my bike (deore disk-rynolite) they wanted a hundred bucks, and I got a set for under that.

Unless I'm not shopping at the right bike shops. I wish I knew a lbs in Mtl that I could get behind, but I can't - but stop into a big one on Saturday and watch a whole family buy a set of Cannondales plus accessories and you see why I guess.
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Old 04-02-05, 03:21 PM   #13
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Nashbar has a knack for having cool NOS stuff and some pretty cool oddball stuff. I have been pretty happy with the stuff I havent gotten from them for my fixie, rear hub, Turbo saddle, clips and straps. I even work in a shop and find myself picking up some stuff from them. I am waiting for the front track hub to go on sale again for twenty bucks so I can have matching wheels.
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Old 04-02-05, 03:27 PM   #14
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Guarantee ya.... one of Nashbar board members rides fixed...
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Old 04-02-05, 03:34 PM   #15
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Nashbar is the outlet store for Performance. That's why they have good deals on lots of NOS stuff.
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indeed....but i dont really care where my pristine whtie trubo saddle came from
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just got my nashbar bullhorns the other day and love it. It flexes a bit, but i'm pretty light so i'm not complaining, especially when it's only 15bucks... gotta love those sales. should've bought two.
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THE BARGAINS! THEY'RE JUST TOO GREAT! You've got to go on without me kids, the screwdriver set is only $9.98, I have to buy it!
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how about the nashbar track hubs? any experience?
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I've had one in the rear for the last month or so, seems to be fine. My friend that has the surly hub and I compared and they seem to be of the same quality. It also came with two lock rings which impressed me. I am satisfied enough that I plan to order the front hub so I can have a matching set.
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Positive! I've been using one brakeless for a couple months now, held up fine so far. Feels solid. Fix/fix, comes w/ 2 lockrings, good value even when they were $50 (what I paid, grr ) I'll report back with a detailed review maybe in a month or two, when I have put much more serious miles on it. No complaints so far though.
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I guess I'm heading to Nashbar to get new socks and some gloves, since the Chicago Bike Show and Performance didn't have any on sale.

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I just ordered a bunch of the abovementioned track stuff from them and I'm in Mtl. Their site says they ship FedEx, but in the end they only offered Priority Air (USPS). I paid huge for shipping comparatively, but I won't pay brokerage charges (not shipped by courrier), and from what I can tell from the customs site, I won't pay duty either. I might get lucky and have a bike nerd check my invoice and decide I won't pay Cdn sales tax either, but I doubt that. This is my first bike bike purchase though, I've usually kept it under $50 from the US.
If you get slapped with customs... it's going to hurt bad.
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Unless I'm not shopping at the right bike shops. I wish I knew a lbs in Mtl that I could get behind, but I can't - but stop into a big one on Saturday and watch a whole family buy a set of Cannondales plus accessories and you see why I guess.
Yeah montreal's really not great. I usually go to Martin Swiss over in westmount, they are pricey very much roadie oriented etc but they have really really good mechanics, I know some guys who race for them.
I had my wheels built there, they did a really good job.
I've heard cycles amherst has some good track/SS but i've never been.

also worth nothing I've found really really good deals at www.bikeroom.com
they had rhyno lites on XT disk hubs handbuild for 99$ CDN.. pretty sweet.

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Nashbar has a knack for having cool NOS stuff and some pretty cool oddball stuff. I have been pretty happy with the stuff I havent gotten from them for my fixie
is this sarcasm that i cant comprehend with my feeble mind or just one of those mistype thingys?
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