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Gummee! 09-20-2010 09:59 AM

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Originally Posted by RichBeBe
Funny...My bike hasn't been ridden since May, and I took it down to think about riding on Saturday, and when I hooked up the shock pump I was down about 15 pounds from where it should be. I figured this was from hooking the pump up. My Fox shock did not leak at all.
Shitty part is I decided not to ride, my shoulder is not ready, and no need to rush it. Other than my sanity!!!

You could be riding a trainer... At least yer leg would be moving around in circles.

I know they suck eggs, but something's better'n nuthin. :nod

M

mtndragon 09-20-2010 10:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Askel
New Fargo details are out of the bag:

http://salsacycles.com/culture/fargo_go_far_er_further/

That ride is sweet. I'd love to have the Ti flavor. Dare to Dream...

jocflier 09-20-2010 12:14 PM

+1 :D


Quote:

Originally Posted by Gummee!
You could be riding a trainer... At least yer leg would be moving around in circles.

I know they suck eggs, but something's better'n nuthin. :nod

M


Bimble 09-20-2010 12:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Askel
New Fargo details are out of the bag:

http://salsacycles.com/culture/fargo_go_far_er_further/

Huh. After the ride down to CADVR, I was pretty happy with my bike and could not see getting a Fargo to replace it even though I really dig the Fargo. Not that huge a diff. The Ti Fargo changes all that.

By a lot.



The Spearfish looks pretty cool, too.

pierce 09-20-2010 10:16 PM

heh.

http://www.geekologie.com/2010/09/20...hipsters-5.jpg

Steverino 09-21-2010 02:44 AM

Missed out on a Fox RP23 on fleabay...dangnabitall.

What do you guys know about the Cane Creek Cloud 9? They got a great deal on a trade in of your old shock. Might have to give it a shot.

Going to put the hardtail back together this evening so I can have something to ride. :cry :baldy That will give me time to sort out the rear shock.

trailer Rails 09-21-2010 06:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Steverino
Missed out on a Fox RP23 on fleabay...dangnabitall.

What do you guys know about the Cane Creek Cloud 9? They got a great deal on a trade in of your old shock. Might have to give it a shot.

Going to put the hardtail back together this evening so I can have something to ride. :cry :baldy That will give me time to sort out the rear shock.

What did you say it was 6" overall eye to eye (fully extended?), 1" travel. What brand shock is it? What bike is it coming off of. Sometimes you will run into compatibility issues with the eyelets. Manitou has some weird stuff going on. I would only buy a Fox rear shock because parts are available in most bike shops and they are pretty easy to work on.

Askel 09-21-2010 06:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Bimble
Huh. After the ride down to CADVR, I was pretty happy with my bike and could not see getting a Fargo to replace it even though I really dig the Fargo. Not that huge a diff. The Ti Fargo changes all that.

By a lot.



The Spearfish looks pretty cool, too.

Yeah, I'm coming around on the Fargo concept too. I bought a 29er for bikepacking duty this spring, but it's proven to be less then ideal fitwise- although it's a killer singletrack machine.

While looking at bike geometry of bikes that work and those that don't, it's become clear to me the niche the Fargo was meant to fill.

While I initially thought of it as something of a "do it all" bike, it seems it's more of a "do something new" bike.

zippy 09-21-2010 06:30 AM

It is a do whatever you want it to bike !
Finally got a flat last night. My first flat change with disc brakes. Couldn't find whatever poked through but there was a hissing noise and mushiness. Maybe time to throw a set of more road oriented tires on, or not .? Sucked as it happened at 7.8 miles just as I was getting good and warmed up. Finished up with 28.5 miles total.

Askel 09-21-2010 07:15 AM

Oooo... Looks like Surly is doing a complete Pug this year as well. And some new rims.

http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=648722

http://surlybikes.com/blog/

Now if only there were more than two tire choices....

ducnut 09-21-2010 07:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Askel
Now if only there were more than two tire choices....

Does that matter? IDK.

I sure like the atmosphere of Salsa's and Surly's blogs. Seems like a progressive, fun place (QBP) to work.

Askel 09-21-2010 07:40 AM

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Originally Posted by ducnut
Does that matter? IDK.

At about $100 each, I'd love to see some competition....

Looks like I might be SOL for a fatbike this year. I guess the Mukluk complete is pretty much back-ordered through spring.

Sounds like the Pugs complete is going be priced *higher* than the Mukluk to cash in on this a bit. Word is that the Mukluk price will be going up soon too with this much demand.

Waiting to see the build spec on the Pugs. Not a huge fan off the offset build on the wheels, but 135mm hubs appeal to my inner cheap bastard.

Wadester 09-21-2010 08:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Askel
Oooo... Looks like Surly is doing a complete Pug this year as well. And some new rims.

http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=648722

http://surlybikes.com/blog/

Now if only there were more than two tire choices....

I know of Endomorphs, Larrys and Spyders - so that's (wow) THREE!

ducnut 09-21-2010 08:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Askel
At about $100 each, I'd love to see some competition....

I didn't think it was the tread design, as none of them have much lug. More about flotation, I guess.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Askel
Looks like I might be SOL for a fatbike this year. I guess the Mukluk complete is pretty much back-ordered through spring.

Join the list, as I have with my new MTB. I checked, last Tuesday, and they had them in the whse. By Friday, they were all gone. I shouldn't have waited, but, just wasn't 100% sure on pulling the trigger. Sucks, I know.

k7 09-21-2010 10:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Askel
Yeah, I'm coming around on the Fargo concept too. I bought a 29er for bikepacking duty this spring, but it's proven to be less then ideal fitwise- although it's a killer singletrack machine.

While looking at bike geometry of bikes that work and those that don't, it's become clear to me the niche the Fargo was meant to fill.

While I initially thought of it as something of a "do it all" bike, it seems it's more of a "do something new" bike.

I'm in the process of outfitting mine for backpacking. I ordered a frame pack from Eric Parsons in Alaska along with a harness for the handlebars and a "gastank" that sits on top tube.

Mine will be similar to this one but w/o the seat bag:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3123/...da95359f06.jpg

I'll retain my rear rack and top case for now instead. I'm not necessarily going for the lightest weight but will use items like a penny stove for heating water and to keep the load somewhat light.

Hopefully, these items will arrive before my Thanksgiving trip.


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