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Old 04-18-07, 12:39 AM   #1
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Check out this steel nashbar frame-50 bucks

http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...u=14736&brand=

It's got rear rack eyelets, made of steel, with oversized downtube, comes with a nice seatpost, built around 26" wheels so it'll be world tour ready. It'll accept V brakes, or disc brakes, it's got seatpost and downtube bottle brazeons, downtube shift cable mounting, nice color ...

And the best part is that it is under 50 bucks! Use a current code to get it even cheaper, like w229.

They also have free shipping, no minimum until 4/23 Code is FSP833. Or use W229 and/or maybe CR229 for 10% off total.

Anyone see why this isn't a good idea? I want to make a trekking bike out of it.

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Old 04-18-07, 12:57 AM   #2
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I'm pretty sure that's the fram pj just built up with leftover parts. Can my MTB make it from the Pacific to the Atlantic?
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You can get a complete used bicycle for $50.

Don't kid yourself. After blowing $50 on the frame you'll have to get the fork, cranks, bottombracket, pedals, wheels, V-brakes, brake pads, tires, tubes, handlebar, stem, headset, seat, handlebar pads, brake levers, cables, cable housing, chain, derailleurs, shifters plus the racks and accessories that you want for something that will be "world tour ready."

Much better value buying a funcational used bicycle that needs little replacements.
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Something like a Trek 930, 950, 970, 990 that was barely ridden would be nice.
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You live in So. Cal. These types of used MTB are a dime a dozen. Just check your local craigslist.
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Also, I'm a recovering beater bicycleholic. Why have two or three beater bikes, when you can have one superior bicycle??? Quality my friend. Not quanity. Besides, you can only ride one bike at a time, why not make it the best that you can afford?
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I'm pretty sure that's the fram pj just built up with leftover parts. Can my MTB make it from the Pacific to the Atlantic?

Oh cool, I didn't know that's what he did. I'll check out his pics, thanks.
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Old 04-18-07, 01:26 AM   #8
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You can get a complete used bicycle for $50.

Don't kid yourself. After blowing $50 on the frame you'll have to get the fork, cranks, bottombracket, pedals, wheels, V-brakes, brake pads, tires, tubes, handlebar, stem, headset, seat, handlebar pads, brake levers, cables, cable housing, chain, derailleurs, shifters plus the racks and accessories that you want for something that will be "world tour ready."

Much better value buying a funcational used bicycle that needs little replacements.
Also, I'm a recovering beater bicycleholic. Why have two or three beater bikes, when you can have one superior bicycle??? Quality my friend. Not quanity. Besides, you can only ride one bike at a time, why not make it the best that you can afford?
I already have my decked out 700C touring bike.
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I also have the Bianchi San Jose that I am going to put a Nexus rear hub on so my girlfriend can tour with it.

I am interested in this Nashbar frame to build up a trekking bike that can handle some of the offroad stuff that I wouldn't take the Surly on. I'm also interested in it over an older Trek because of a few reasons....

1.Disc brake mounts
2.1 1/8" headset, I don't like quill stem designs
3.I'd want to replace all those old parts on a Trek anyways
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If you scroll down a bit, there is another example here,

http://www.nashbar.com/nashbike.cfm

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Some companies sell build kits. You can sometimes save quite a bit this way. Jenson and some of the other online discounters have carried them.

(mtbr.com may have some reviews that give people's experiences with and ratings of various online sellers, like Jenson)
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