The fork showed up for the Nashbar Touring frame today. I ordered the stuff on Dec 5, got the frame and wheel on December 10th, those two items were shipped FedEx because they were oversized. I recieved the other items today December 22nd, they were shipped Smartpost. I’m convinced Smartpost has got to be slowest way to ship something possible. FedEx delievers it to the postal service and they deliver it to you. Nashbar has got some slow shipping, this is not the first time they’ve shipped something really slow.
On a side note that fork is steel, and very heavy, it weighs more then the frame, I’m guessing around 4 pounds. I’m glad I want this bike to be stout! No more excuses or waiting I’ve got to get started building. Stay tuned.