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Old 03-22-10, 12:27 AM
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When are we gonna see some pictures of this jewel in waiting?
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Lapher how does it handle and are you satisfied with the ride and the bike over all
I love it! Nice and solid and I can hit some dirt paths on the commute with ease.
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Lapher: Pictures forthcoming we hope.
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Lapher: Pictures forthcoming we hope.
here ye go.
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Brooks springer flyer saddle 1/2 price in dark green only:

https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=27879

Free shipping if total order over $230. Even though in Britain, they ship fast and it gets to Hawaii in a week. Yours presumably shorter time (unless you live on Guam)


I really would have preferred the honey color, but for $45, I'll live with it. Doesn't clash with the green frame, anyway!

It was this or a Thudbuster; and they are Uber expensive and (to my eye) really look dorky:
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Old 03-22-10, 02:02 PM
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LAST BIG DECISION TO MAKE

OK, in the back of my mind is lurking the thought that I might want to replace the stock Nashbar aluminum fork with a good carbon fork. Reasons: better ride (less vibration) and the capability of putting a disk brake on the front.

Money is not a big issue here because I don't have a car and this is my transportation. Also lurking in the back of my mind is the thought that once I get the Nash frame all kitted out just the way I want it, I might just buy a titanium touring frame and transfer all the components (including the carbon fork). This would be my version of the "ultimate" bike--I may never do it, but I want to leave my options open.

The Nash OEM fork has a pretty good bend in it (rake, trail, whatever it's called), which I believe is supposed to ease the vibration to the handlebars somewhat.

The BIG question is how much less vibration would I experience at the handlebars with a carbon fork vs with a comparably raked aluminum fork????

What do you think?
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Originally Posted by ClarkinHawaii View Post
Because it looiks too short to me also, I'm getting this one, suggested by another member. As far as I can tell, they screw into the fender mounting holes in the fork and the seatstay bridge**********? I'm wondering what holds them upright? Maybe just the cable tension . . .

https://www.tektro.com/02products/accessories.php

Go 2/3 of the way down the page and look for the RED "New"--tell me what you think . . .
Hey Clark,

I installed the Tektro hanger on my bike, here's what it looks like:

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Old 03-28-10, 08:41 AM
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Hey Clark,

I installed the Tektro hanger on my bike, here's what it looks like:

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Very nice--Thanks for posting . . .

I ended up ordering a couple of different types . . . including the Tektro you're using . . . gives me something to do in my dotage.
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Thought the Nashbar frame came with a chromo fork?
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Thought the Nashbar frame came with a chromo fork?
don't believe so--at least it's not mentioned.
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Thought the Nashbar frame came with a chromo fork?
Just put a magnet to it... not steel
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26" wheels on the Nash?

I just purchased a used set of wheels for use on another bike--but the rims may be too narrow for their intended application.

What would you all think of the idea of running them on the Nash??

--my frame is a size 54

OK, so this frame is designed for use with a 700 wheel-- but what would be the symptoms of using a 26 instead? tighter turning radius, twitchier, tracks worse, what else? Anything noticeable?
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Originally Posted by ClarkinHawaii View Post
26" wheels on the Nash?

I just purchased a used set of wheels for use on another bike--but the rims may be too narrow for their intended application.

What would you all think of the idea of running them on the Nash??

--my frame is a size 54

OK, so this frame is designed for use with a 700 wheel-- but what would be the symptoms of using a 26 instead? tighter turning radius, twitchier, tracks worse, what else? Anything noticeable?
I assume disc brakes? You may have trouble aligning canti brake pads, I'm guessing the 26" rims will be 3/4" lower than 700c rims.
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