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Nashbar Single Speed Cyclocross Bike

Old 08-29-12, 08:37 PM
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Nashbar Single Speed Cyclocross Bike

Did a search and could not find anything on this bike, perhaps it's new (or I'm blind)?

https://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...0052_543060_-1

Has anyone actually ordered one of these? It's on sale right now for $350... looks like a pretty good deal. Any feedback would be great. Thanks.
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It's missing the normal break levers.

No mention of the type of steel use or whether or not it is butted. Makes me think it is heavy straight-walled tubes.

That does not make it a bad bike. But it could very well make it the wrong bike for a lot of people.

Are you interested in a commuter/MUP bike or do you want a race bike?
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Thanks for the reply. I'm looking for a versatile bike that I can ride in the city (NYC) but also ride on the weekends on the aqueduct trail (single/double track) near my place. Definitely don't want to spend too much since I'll be parking it in the city on occasion, and theft is pretty bad over here. I think I'll contact Nashbar tomorrow to find out more about the steel they use. Thanks for the advice.
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The lack of a normal brake lever would make me nervous, but it looks like it would otherwise be a good urban commuter.
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I'd get it and put on normal brake levers. You can get them cheap enough. I'd also get a smaller chainring or cog if you want to do a fair amount of off-road stuff.
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+1, put a proper brake lever on at the end of the new brake cable and additional housing.

the brake hoods alone will be sorely missed , not to mention dangerous mis-application
of interruptor levers on the end of a cable .
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Hmm, looks like it's straight-walled tubes. Guess at that price, can't expect too much.
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