Aesthetics First, Weight Second --- Nashbar Build

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Bling
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by Bling

Not gonna go into too much detail here... It's heavy, and it looks really sharp. Every part was brand new except the crank. Total cost was a little over $700 CAD.

I certainly notice the extra 4 kilos from my previous Neo Hyper build, but I took it off-road last weekend for 26km and enjoyed not worrying about damaging the bike.

Comments are appreciated!

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by syncmaster

Interesting build. Not sure if I'd have gone with the white tires. What is the final weight?

I have that frame and the same one but with the carbon seat/chain stays and both frames are of decent quality and are fairly light for what they are. I have my race bike with the carbon rear in the 15lb range.

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by drainyoo

Looks nice, except for the white tires. White gets ugly really fast, and black would just look better. Good build! Weigh that sucker!

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by Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez

Dig the long and low build/frame

Love the cranks

Everything else a bit too much but that's a nice cheap race bike

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by Quinn039

cant get your pictures to work

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by btompkins0112

I would go black tires and then it would be pretty class for a sub 1k build. :thumbup:

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by jbaillie

I hate to be horribly morbid, but this looks like a ghost bike that a lot of major cities have to memorialize riders killed on the street.

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by kgt

Not that great... maybe it is the crankset that ruins it.

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by drider85

I like that it has a different look than most bikes. :D I would however change to a black seat collar and tires. Nice work.

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by drainyoo

jbaillie wrote:I hate to be horribly morbid, but this looks like a ghost bike that a lot of major cities have to memorialize riders killed on the street.


Damn, that's what it reminded me of.

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by Valbrona

But the top tube slopes down towards the head tube!

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by Getter

Wow...80's style...where you color match everything. Reminds me of the Ferrari from Miami Vice.

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We're Aesthetics Weenies now?

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by Bling

Tires: I have a nice wash bay at work, so I often spray the bike down and hit the tires with a soapy scrub brush. That has kept them pretty clean so far, and I ride a fair distance off-road.

Interestingly, I didn't plan on white rims and tires. But a great deal came up, and I though they'd look neat. I plan to upgrade to a nice set of gum-wall tubulars on low profile rims (or at least wide rim clinchers). I'll post more pictures if I ever find the right wheels.

Crank: This will be painted white and re-decal next winter.

Ghost Bike: Ya, it does look like a monument to a tragic event. Our city has three ghost bikes, one is in honour of a good friend. I knew that going in, it didn't stop me.

80's Appeal: I agree, where can I find a classic frame pump?
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by Bling

Can someone recommend a set of super low profile rims with either white or chrome accents?

Tubular would be okay; but I'd prefer a wide clincher.
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