My grandson has expressed an interest in doing some touring with me. This is good news on a couple of levels. The most obvious one is being able to share and pass on one of my passions to my grandson. I have puttered around with bikes for eons, I have repaired, modified, replaced parts and partially rebuilt this and that. But I have never built a bike from the ground up. This is my opportunity to build one. Teenagers being what they are I do not want to spend a ton of money on this only to find that touring is not his cup of tea. From another recent thread I gleaned some information about Nasbar touring frames $99.00 and touring forks $49.00. The price is attractive and will fill the bill nicely. Obviously I will be doing more research and searching on the web before dollars are spent. Ebay is always.a good source. Getting to my direct question. I'll need to buy all the other components also. While on Nashar looking around I noticed that they have a bunch of Nasbar branded components which are very attractively priced. I am wondering if any of you have used Nashbar components in your builds and what you like and dislike about them.