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Old 10-06-10, 09:08 PM
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New nashbar touring bicycle build

New nashbar touring bicycle build for the winter. Here is a small list of some of the parts that will go on it.I have some of the other parts on hand.The crankset is hand built by me it has 46t,36t,26t no ramp or pin on it at all and I will use down tube friction shifters on this build.

1-Nashbar Touring Frame 52cm
Price 99.99
2-Nashbar touring fork
price 49.99
3-Nashbar seat post collar
price 9.99
4-threadless head set
price 37.99

6-Alloy headset spacer
price 14.00


9-Dia Compe Gran Compe 202 Non Aero Brake levers
price 35.00


I will be using 700x28 tires this should be a fun build how long will it take good ? Time is all I have for now.I will post pics as I go some of these parts are now on order.I have took off some of what I was going to install.I change my mind lol.

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Old 10-06-10, 10:21 PM
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That frameset seems like such an unusual deal. I almost bought one myself, even though I already own a touring bike.

Why did you spend $235 on a saddle?
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Originally Posted by gerv
Why did you spend $235 on a saddle?
well, it's comfy, and it's red, so it goes fast. I do find it amusing though, that the saddle is twice the cost of the frame.
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Ahh my saddle well my butt will be on it a lot lol you pay for Brooks.
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Enjoy

I purchased a nashbar touring frame this weekend. Waiting for it to arrive. Makes a great deal with the 20% off any single item coupon.
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Originally Posted by mikeshoup
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I purchased a nashbar touring frame this weekend. Waiting for it to arrive. Makes a great deal with the 20% off any single item coupon.
You might want to take the time to check the frames alignment. I ordered one and the alignment was off quite a bit, too much for comfort. The good news was that returning it was easy and free, and a replacement was sent out quickly. The second frame was ok.
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wow, that's a deal
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Update on my Nashbar touring bicycle build. The frame and fork came in and they look very nice.Much nicer than what I could have ask for.Ever thing check out fine with the frame and fork first class in shipping too.This was the main thing I was worried about getting mail.I did change my mind on the saddle after looking and the paint job on the Nashbar touring frame and fork I will have to get the Brooks B17 Special in Green like I am using now and it will save me a bunch of money lol.Pics will come a little later in the build.

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Hey KDC1956

I just bought a donor bike on ebay and I am considering a build. Besides Nashbar and it looks like Velo Orange, where (suppliers) are you getting your parts from?

Cheers. Looks like a fun winter project.
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Update on nashbar touring bicycle build.I order a set of Mavic A719 wheel set 36 hole both front and rear they will be in here tomorrow afternoon and will get to pick them up this Friday.Will start my build in April and should be done in a week or two.Pics will be showing up soon if all goes well.A few changes has took place but it's still going to be a nice build.
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Pictures?
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Originally Posted by BigBlueToe
Pictures?
Pictures are coming very soon should be about April 15-20
All of my parts are in now money has been tight this year.I will start to build on the 9th of April so I hope all goes well with my build this should be a lot of fun to build and ride.
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just got my A719 in the mail today it's also going on my nashbar touring frame. the front has an a317disc and the nashbar cyclocross fork with disc brake so i can run a bb7 brake



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Originally Posted by motobecane69
just got my A719 in the mail today it's also going on my nashbar touring frame. the front has an a317disc and the nashbar cyclocross fork with disc brake so i can run a bb7 brake



Very nice bike funny how we spend less for our frame and more for the rest of the bike build.My wheel set Mavic A719 cost a lot more than most of the other parts lol.But I will have a one of a kind Nashbar bicycle build.Even tho all of my parts well all but my saddle that will have to wait for a while but I do have one to use until I save a little more up for my saddle.

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yep, no doubt! FRame was $89, rim was just about the same! i was getting some grief from some people for having close to $900 invested in this no name bike. To those people I say
1. It's custom to my needs, I travel around the city for my work and sometimes need to carry equipment. potholes are everywhere, sturdy 36spoke rear wheel with a wider rim for proper fitment of bigger tires for comfort and safety from potholes
2. I'm gonna be riding this baby year round. I'm close to 250 lbs, when it's wet and snowy, I need to be able to stop the bike, hence disc brakes.
3. I don't want it to weigh a million lbs so durable carbon cyclocross fork is tough and a lb lighter than a steel fork.
4. $180 of the investment is tied up in pinhead skewers and my kryptonite lock. legitimately the bike
5. at my size any bike I ride will need the stock wheels replaced so i'm always gonna be shelling out an extra $300 for wheels
6. the bits that are likely to get stolen are all low cost. the only part on this bike with a replacement cost of more than $100 is my fork and the wheels.
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Nice build motobecane69. I have the same fork on my cross bike and have used it for the past 6 yrs or so with no issues. I had a Dimension steel disc cross fork prior to it that was a boat anchor and didn't do anything for vibration control unlike the carbon fork. I removed the canti bosses on mine for aesthetics, but that's your call. What is going on with your rack though?
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Anyone who has the Nashbar Touring Fork - could you tell me the axle to crown measurement? Nashbar has zero specs listed on their site. Thanks in advance!
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My wheels are now done I have 700c x 28 mm ULTRA Sport tires on them.They look real good I think.I like brooks saddle but this time I am going to look at a few different one's My saddle will be the last item I will get for this build.The saddle you will see in the pics will be temp only lol.Pics are coming soon.
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I'm in the middle of a similar build right now. I picked the frame and fork up for 150 with free shipping to Alaska!. Alot of parts or donated from a couple other bikes and stuff I had in the parts box.

I picked up a sweet set of Black CR 16 wheels of ebay. For the cranks set I'm going with a 46 34 24. I'm putting the rings on a 90's deore 180mm crank set. My frame is a 60cm and I'm 6'4" with 35" inseam so 180's work great for me. Other stuff shimano 8 spd bar end shifters, Deore derailluers, Tektro Onyx brakes, Tektro levers, 44cm dimension handlebars, 90mm 17 degree stem. Not sure on the saddle I'm trying to find an old school avocet touring saddle, I sold with a bike to a friend and wish i hadn't. I'm not sure on tires, I'm thinking 32 to 35mm.
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I'm in the middle of a similar build right now. I picked the frame and fork up for 150 with free shipping to Alaska!. Alot of parts or donated from a couple other bikes and stuff I had in the parts box.

I picked up a sweet set of Black CR 16 wheels of ebay. For the cranks set I'm going with a 46 34 24. I'm putting the rings on a 90's deore 180mm crank set. My frame is a 60cm and I'm 6'4" with 35" inseam so 180's work great for me. Other stuff shimano 8 spd bar end shifters, Deore derailluers, Tektro Onyx brakes, Tektro levers, 44cm dimension handlebars, 90mm 17 degree stem. Not sure on the saddle I'm trying to find an old school avocet touring saddle, I sold with a bike to a friend and wish i hadn't. I'm not sure on tires, I'm thinking 32 to 35mm.
Look's like you have a nice build going on too.Your brakes and levers are the kind I took off of my LHT just did not like them.I went with Shimano brakes and levers..Think I am hook on shimano parts for now lol.Post pics when you can.
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I like the tektro levers (I have the aero levers and interupters on my bike). They fit my hands well and feel pretty responsive, but I've heard a lot of people don't feel they get the stopping power with the Onyx brakes. I'm trying to make up my mind as I need new low profile canti brakes to fit inside my front rack.
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Originally Posted by sjt78
Nice build motobecane69. I have the same fork on my cross bike and have used it for the past 6 yrs or so with no issues. I had a Dimension steel disc cross fork prior to it that was a boat anchor and didn't do anything for vibration control unlike the carbon fork. I removed the canti bosses on mine for aesthetics, but that's your call. What is going on with your rack though?
you know i think the guy that installed it had the bike crooked in the workstand and thought he installed it straight! Then I was wondering if he did it like that for some intentional reason. I keep meaning to fix it but haven't gotten around to it. I got the new wheel installed and front rack added on the other day. I switched the heavy 37c vredstein dynamic tours off of it for some nashbar streetwise tires which are surprisingly good and much lighter and quicer. heres an updated pic



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It,s not done but I did get to ride it last night.Will post better later.
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Looking good. I like the tan hoods and white fenders as accents. Are you also planning on ending with a tan bar tape and saddle?
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No I am going to put on white bar tape and a white saddle.I will post more pics when I have the time.My mother is in the Hospt at this time.She is doing fine after her surg.I hope to get my new FD this week so I can install it this weekend.

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