All City Nature Boy. A functional negative review? Read the whole thread!

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Ah, thanks for enlightening me, not exactly my area of expertise.

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Wed, 01/11/2012 - 21:40
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dq why no drillium on frames? it's the perfect place to do it. and that thin tubing is so easy to drill holes in.

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If you've never done it then yes, it's very surprising.

Thu, 01/12/2012 - 22:58
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I really find it funny when people put so much importance on frame weight... have you ever filled your water bottle up and put it on your super light weight frame and said " Fark this really sucks... and so slow now"?
The frame looks amazing, just buy one and be happy that only a special few people have one and put some awesome light weight wheels on it that will help you accelerate to 88 miles per hour and say a big HI to Marty McFly for me in 1985. peace!

Sat, 01/14/2012 - 19:05
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go shove your aluminum bidon up your ass and choke on some waxed canvas, buddy

Sat, 01/14/2012 - 19:36
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noeleus wrote:
I really find it funny when people put so much importance on frame weight... have you ever filled your water bottle up and put it on your super light weight frame and said " Fark this really sucks... and so slow now"?
The frame looks amazing, just buy one and be happy that only a special few people have one and put some awesome light weight wheels on it that will help you accelerate to 88 miles per hour and say a big HI to Marty McFly for me in 1985. peace!

my vote for new guy post of the year 2012 tarcklbees

"Come on up. You don't even have to ride bikes nine months out of the year as long as your drinking and fucking game is on point"

Sat, 01/14/2012 - 19:52
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thelike5 wrote:
The Mr Pink is about $1,200-$1,300 or so. It's very intriguing but a different animal altogether.

$900 can buy you more. I like my bike but it was overpriced and in retrospect I would have got something else...either sent $300 less on another single speed or $200 more, went aluminum and picked a Spooky Skeletor frame and built it up. At least they can justify why their bikes cost what they do:

http://www.spookybikes.com/whydoyourbikescostsomuch

holy shit

recommending a spooky over the nature boy is like sending your kid to his first day of elementary school with a pet goat instead of a backpack

Sun, 01/15/2012 - 03:43
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The Mavics I put on are a much better option than the Alex Rims the Nature Boy came with. Those wheels were shit. I paid about $550 for the wheelset...certainly not Zip quality but much better than the $40 wheels they gave me with the complete. Truthfully, i had no idea how fucking bad they were until I rode (er...replaced them) on the bike. So yes, they are an upgrade. OK, now you can go back to remembering what a girl felt like....

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 13:23
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I don't know...perhaps the Rush Hour or Bianci San Jose? I've never owned either but both were less than the Nature Boy and argubaly had better stock components. Look dude, my big issue was the shit wheels. I changed them out... much better. Just saying the All City profit margin on their completes is insane. The frame is fine enough. I just wouldn't recommend buying it complete.

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 13:31
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You can stop now.

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Tue, 01/17/2012 - 14:11
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hey guys, these apples taste like oranges!

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Tue, 01/17/2012 - 23:53
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i used to date a girl named alex

didn't realize she had started a mediocre rim manufacturing company

Sun, 01/22/2012 - 21:52
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What singlespeed wheels did you possibly spend $550 on? And the rush hour is a ss road bike, not cx. And bianchi hasn't made the san jose for 2 years.

Sun, 01/22/2012 - 22:09
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Lulz. The Nature Boy is 130 spaced. Any reasonably stout road wheels will do the trick.

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Sun, 01/22/2012 - 23:34
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johnnyraja wrote:
If you've never done it then yes, it's very surprising.

Sat, 01/28/2012 - 16:56
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I loved my San Jose. Great as ss/fixed, and not too shabby as the San Jos7. Would buy again. Cheap bianchi wheels are now on the sweet fixie with risers. 28h, never gone out of true after trued in 07. Cheap but solid.

Wed, 02/08/2012 - 22:57
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I keep seeing one of these pop up in craigslist in my size. I wonder if I could snag one for even cheaper. would make a great tothestore bike.

then again, I have a perfect old panasonic frame waiting to do just that and it has rack mounts and gears

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Fri, 02/10/2012 - 02:57
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tarckeemoon wrote:
Lulz. The Nature Boy is 130 spaced. Any reasonably stout road wheels will do the trick.

Well aren't you just a know-it-all! Only fagz and 14 year old girlz type "lulz" by the way...

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 15:35
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thelike5 wrote:
tarckeemoon wrote:
Lulz. The Nature Boy is 130 spaced. Any reasonably stout road wheels will do the trick.

Well aren't you just a know-it-all! Only fagz and 14 year old girlz type "lulz" by the way...

So which of these am I?

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Tue, 02/14/2012 - 15:48
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Ban this fucktard already.

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 17:17
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Ban me for what? I bought the fucking bike. Did you? Or are you just into flinging shit? Rabbi? Go figure...

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 21:23
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You are not wanted here.

Sun, 02/19/2012 - 19:51
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So is this a nice bike or a bad bike?

I'm only asking because I'm getting some money for graduation in a couple of months and I was thinking about getting out of my conversion and into a fixie frame. If I could get this for $900, could I theoretically get a Mavic set of wheels for less (like 10% off or something) at the same time?

I'm really liking riding my conversion as a fixie, but I feel like track ends would just give me more of it.

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All bikes are really just overpriced crosschecks with different geometries.

Sun, 02/19/2012 - 23:16
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Yes it's a nice bike but I'm not sure it's $900 plus tax nice. I think my breakdown of it weighs the pros and cons if the bike. I own it. Not sure anyone else chiming in does.

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 21:28
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Awesome. Could you give me some advice then?

I think I ride 48x17 on my bike right now. It's pretty good but sometimes I have to push it up some hills because Seattle is really hilly if you don't pick the right route. Would 48x17 work on this bike or shuold I pick a smaller gear in the back?

I've also been thinking about getting risers because the bullhorns that I have on my bike right now hurt my neck a lot and sometimes my bag flops around. Would risers work well on this bike or should I look for a different frame?

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All bikes are really just overpriced crosschecks with different geometries.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 12:55
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thelike5 wrote:
Yes it's a nice bike but I'm not sure it's $900 plus tax nice.

so if I could get it for nine hundo and somehow not have uncle sam reachin' in my pocket too (hint, hint!), you say go for it?

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Tue, 02/21/2012 - 19:05
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buy it from a bike shop employee cos they bought it at cost.
you can find them selling it for like 5-600 bux.

or buy the ACNB zona. that bike actually looks pretty swank.

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Wed, 02/22/2012 - 00:41
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roy wrote:
Awesome. Could you give me some advice then?

I think I ride 48x17 on my bike right now. It's pretty good but sometimes I have to push it up some hills because Seattle is really hilly if you don't pick the right route. Would 48x17 work on this bike or shuold I pick a smaller gear in the back?

I've also been thinking about getting risers because the bullhorns that I have on my bike right now hurt my neck a lot and sometimes my bag flops around. Would risers work well on this bike or should I look for a different frame?

I'm in the same situation. I'm ready to move my deep v's from my Peugeuot to a better frame and was looking at the nature boy because nothing else comes in this color. I could rattlecan my Peoueogeuoout but last time I did that it messed up my chain. Since the natureboy is a cross frame and i'll have to use cantilever brakes which ones should i get and will it be okay since my deep v's are painted?

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 00:57
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So this is a cross frame? Like a hybrid? I was kind of looking for a fixie frame.

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All bikes are really just overpriced crosschecks with different geometries.

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 09:32
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been itchin to get this frameset, need to befriend a lbs employee first though

Sun, 03/04/2012 - 12:15

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