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Nashbar alu road frame(3 posts)

Nashbar alu road framesweathog
Aug 8, 2003 7:21 AM
Has anyone bought one? Now $129 less 10% w/coupon. I'm tempted not just by the price but by the fact that the 58cm has just the geometry I want, including slack seat angle. The only issues I can think of are whether any facing/reaming/chasing might be needed (other than that I could do the build), and how an unpainted frame would hold up. Thanks in advance for any advice/opinions.
Don't know about the roadbike frame, but......Alexx
Aug 8, 2003 8:53 AM
...I bought one of those steel ATB frames last year when they were something like $39. Decent frame, but it had 126mm dropouts. Who ever thought a new ATB frame would have 126mm dropouts???

check it out REEEAL carefully before you buy. Ask the nashbar people a LOT of questions, like BB size, dropout spacing, seatpost diam, etc. I'm betting it has a few weird specs.
steel framejewels
Aug 9, 2003 2:58 PM
I bought and built up the steel frame up. It had regular 130mm dropouts, wonder if you got a defect? Rides fine, actually quite comfortable. Use it for fire road rides and mtn bike rides that aren't 'too' technical as it's fully rigid.