|Frame||Nashbar, made in Japan|
63 cm, Butted CrMo
|Fork||Nashbar, made in Japan, CrMo|
|Front Hub||Shimano 36h|
|Front Rim||Vuelta Typhoon 25mm|
|Front Tire||Pasala 700x32|
|Rear Hub||Shimano RM40 36h|
|Rear Rim||Vuelta Typhoon 25mm|
|Rear Tire||Pasala 700x32|
|Rear Cassette||Sachs 12-26 9-speed|
|Bottom Bracket||FSA 68x107mm|
|Crank||Shimano XTR 180mm|
w Suntour 24, 36, 46 rings
|Rear Derailer||Shimano DeOre|
|Front Derailer||Shimano 105 Triple|
|Shifters||Sachs twist grip|
|Brake Levers||Nashbar Jail Brake|
|Brakes||Nashbar Long Reach Dual-Pivot|
|Bars||Kaloy with MEC bar ends|
|Computer||Sigma BC 1400|
|Generator||Union BB type with |
control on seat tube
I don't know why it didn't occur to me until I rode the bike that those seat stays that come up to the top tube might be a problem, but by the third pedal stroke I started thinking that this bike wasn't for me.
When I ride, my knees usually come very close to, or brush against the top tube. I even notice the difference on bikes with oversized top tubes, so one that effectively doubles the size of the tube is very unfriendly to my knees. In spite of that, I still ride lots of miles on bikes with fat top tubes. It's only noticeable when I switch and I get used to the difference quickly.
I rode this as my daily commuter from August through December 2005.
I really enjoyed riding this bike, but I rebuilt my Appalachian with the parts from this bike to use as a bad weather commuter.
The Q-factor with the XTR crank and a 107 bottom bracket is 160 mm. A 103 bottom bracket would be better.
|Top Tube||Chainstay||Ft. Center||Wheel Base||BB Drop||Head Angle||Seat Angle||Stand Over||BB Height|