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Old 04-11-11, 03:54 PM
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Originally Posted by KDC1956
No I am going to put on white bar tape a white saddle.Will post better pics when I can find some time.Hope later this week or the next.
That'll look cool as well, but get dirty pretty quick, I'd imagine. Still pretty sweet for as long as you remember to wash your hands before you ride.
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Originally Posted by KDC1956
No I am going to put on white bar tape a white saddle.Will post better pics when I can find some time.Hope later this week or the next.
Where did you get that kickstand?
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Old 04-12-11, 10:09 AM
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I got my stand at my LBS.You can get them online as well.
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At Amazon and at Velo and my LBS.Good luck on your build.It's fun.
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This looks like a lot of fun. Good work.
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Old 04-15-11, 03:35 PM
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I need a little help what size BB did anyone use that has built a nashbar 68 x what. I am having trouble getting a FD to drop down to the small chain ring my LBS wants me to try a 68 x 115.After this little problem I will be done hope some here can help me out on this matter.Thanks for any info.
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KDC1956, BB width is going to depend on the crankset and it's 'backspacing' of the chainrings. For example I'm using a 120 mm wide BB with the Sugino/CODA crankset. I want to install a Suntour X1, it has more backspacing and contacts the chainstay before fully seated and it looks like I'll need a 126 or 127.5 mm wide BB. Since your LBS is hands-on with your bike I'd go with his advice.

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If you know what crankset it is, try Sheldon Brown's bottom bracket database. It may help.
https://www.sheldonbrown.com/bbsize.html
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Thanks for all your help.
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Originally Posted by himespau
That'll look cool as well, but get dirty pretty quick, I'd imagine. Still pretty sweet for as long as you remember to wash your hands before you ride.
FWIW, Fizik's Microtex bar tape is the way to go if you want white bars. It doesn't seem to pick up dirt or grease very readily. If you do manage to get it dirty, it's very easy to clean.
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Originally Posted by sstorkel
FWIW, Fizik's Microtex bar tape is the way to go if you want white bars. It doesn't seem to pick up dirt or grease very readily. If you do manage to get it dirty, it's very easy to clean.
That's what I have on it.The cost is not that bad either.Some like white bar tape and some don't.I think this adds a little class to this build.
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Any thoughts on the Nashbar cromoly fork vs the carbon one? Obviously the price difference is about $100. I am leaning towards the cromoly because of cost. My road bike has a carbon for which I love but for the commuter it may not be worth the investment.

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P.S. I am also building with the nashbar frame
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Old 05-01-11, 09:50 AM
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Originally Posted by andresih
Any thoughts on the Nashbar cromoly fork vs the carbon one? Obviously the price difference is about $100. I am leaning towards the cromoly because of cost. My road bike has a carbon for which I love but for the commuter it may not be worth the investment.
This should be an easy decision:

- If you plan to run a skinny tire (700x28 or smaller) go with the carbon cyclocross fork
- If you want to run a disc brake, go with the carbon fork
- If you want a bike with slightly quicker handling, go with the carbon fork
- If you want to build soon, go with the carbon fork (the touring fork is back-ordered for a month)
- If you want to install front racks, go with the Nashbar touring fork

If none of those apply, go with the Nashbar touring fork. The cost difference is only $60, BTW.

Interesting aside: I bought the Nashbar touring frame before you could buy the fork separately. Nashbar claimed that the fork was chromoly, but the one I received was aluminum. With wide tires (700x32 or larger), the difference in material probably doesn't matter but I wouldn't want to run skinny tires with an aluminum fork!
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Old 05-02-11, 10:12 AM
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thank you

this is great insight. Much appreciated.
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