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Askel 12-14-2009 02:57 AM

We recently got a Norco dealer in town as well. The local huckers have sort of taken to the brand, so I'd wager they build a pretty good bike. There's a couple Norcos on my short list for next year....

Gummee! 12-14-2009 05:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheNedster
I've been pining for a Norco Ceres for some time now. Coincedentally, the outdoor sports outfitter not 200 yards down the road from my office started carrying....Norco bikes!:deal Also Bianchi, Niner, Ellsworth, Van Dessel and Moots, FWIW. Anyways, I was just wondering what the opinions were on Norco so far as quality, etc. Even if the Ceres doesn't pan out (they didn't have one yet), I was impressed by what I saw and would consider one of their other bikes.

Useta they were made in Canada. These days, I think they're just another Taiwanese or Chinese brand. :dunno Check the stickers.

I've heard good things about em, but I'm not sure if that wasn't afore the production moved overseas.

If I could afford one, I'd have an Ellsworth. Made in the hills above Sandy Eggo if I'm not mistaken.

AFA positioning: the faster you wanna go, the more you needta look like the pros. More long and low = more glutes into the pedal stroke. Upright? More thighs and more pressure on the ass vs spread out. Your choice how to set up your bike, but there's a reason the pros ride the way they do. :nod Oh, and they don't have potbellies getting in the way either! :razor That certainly helps!

M

DoctorIt 12-14-2009 06:07 AM

You guys see this, over in flea market?

k7 12-14-2009 06:57 AM

Any opinions on the Fargo Salsa?
 
Hate the name - looks like a pretty cool bike.

Link

http://www.salsacycles.com/images/bkimg_fargo09_bkR.jpg

I won't post the specs here but they seem reasonable. No suspension - not sure if that's necessary but I'd love opinions from others.

DoctorIt 12-14-2009 07:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by k7
Hate the name - looks like a pretty cool bike.

Link

http://www.salsacycles.com/images/bkimg_fargo09_bkR.jpg

I won't post the specs here but they seem reasonable. No suspension - not sure if that's necessary but I'd love opinions from others.

Hey, good morning, been asleep for a while? :lol3

Just search back in this thread, at least two inmates have a Fargo - Javarilla and someone else... numerous photos and comments.

EDIT: "someone" is ErrinV, see here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...50964&page=850

TheNedster 12-14-2009 07:27 AM

Javarilla, too. The combustable simian is the source of all things Fargo related.

k7 12-14-2009 07:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DoctorIt
Hey, good morning, been asleep for a while? :lol3

Just search back in this thread, at least two inmates have a Fargo - Javarilla and someone else... numerous photos and comments.

EDIT: "someone" is ErrinV, see here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...50964&page=850

Thanks - I committed an advrider cardinal sin - didn't use the search function. Sorry... :bluduh

RogueClimber 12-14-2009 08:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gummee!

AFA positioning: the faster you wanna go, the more you needta look like the pros. More long and low = more glutes into the pedal stroke. Upright? More thighs and more pressure on the ass vs spread out. Your choice how to set up your bike, but there's a reason the pros ride the way they do. :nod Oh, and they don't have potbellies getting in the way either! :razor That certainly helps!

M

I'm all for aggressive positioning on the bike but just because the pros do it is no reason for the average joe to do it. Besides the potbelly issue you mentioned there is flexibility, time in saddle to adapt etc. Check out some of the amateur triathletes striving for a 6 inch drop saddle to bar :huh

That being said, and me being a professed gear whore, I always buy pro level shite...:deal

Javarilla 12-14-2009 09:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by k7
Hate the name - looks like a pretty cool bike.

Link

http://www.salsacycles.com/images/bkimg_fargo09_bkR.jpg

I won't post the specs here but they seem reasonable. No suspension - not sure if that's necessary but I'd love opinions from others.

If someone told me I could only keep one bike...

I'd kill 'em...

But seriously, if I could only have one, it'd be the Fargo (and I have an Indy Fab club racer and a Retrotec SS 29er, so that's something). It's a great machine. It's my porteur, my commuteur, and my machine d' nasty weatheur. It's even done a bit of single trackeur.

If something needs gotten, it gets gotten on the Fargo.

richnyc 12-14-2009 01:47 PM

Fargo rocks!!!
 
I'm still shopping for a motorbike. Definitely getting one before March/April 2010;) Have been cycling though some serious distance over the past 5 years: 25,000 miles, at least... So, I can chip in with a comment, or two, about Salsa Fargo bikes.

Fargo simply rocks!!! I mean it!!! I can commute on it, hit some easy dirt and tour on it like a madman. This summer I did a Great Divide MTB ride from Banff and ended up in Salida, CO (Didn't feel like going all the way down to the US border in NM)... Bike was designed for gravel roads, geometry is pretty laid back, no need for a front suspension (that's what 2.0" tires are for), low maintenance!!! It eats miles like crazy!!! I had bunch of bikes, road and MTBs. Sold all my MTBs, still keeping the road bike but since I have bought Fargo, it's been only collecting dust. I might sell it too and put the money into my motorbike fund...

So, if you can only get one bike and you like long (and comfy) rides on less than perfect roads, get the Fargo. You won't be disappointed!!!

richnyc 12-14-2009 01:53 PM

Salsa on Great Divide
 
That's me on the Salsa Fargo with a bunch of guys I met near Lima, MT touring the Divide:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3496/...cb3270cb93.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/drogpat...7622033926186/http://www.flickr.com/photos/drogpat...7622033926186/

skibum69 12-14-2009 03:24 PM

I like the 640:lol3

k7 12-14-2009 07:13 PM

thanks DocIT, Rich, Javarilla...and others.
 
Pretty cool bike. Found this thread on another forum - looks pretty well-accepted.

I rode a touring bike for years - I'm not sure if I really want to get back into it again.

But that Fargo - it's a pretty cool bike.

AKDuc 12-16-2009 02:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DoctorIt
You guys see this, over in flea market?

Saw it and bumped it for a great bike! :thumb Mark H.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a2...g/IMGP3808.jpg

Javarilla 12-16-2009 07:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AKDuc
Saw it and bumped it for a great bike! :thumb Mark H.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a2...g/IMGP3808.jpg

Lobster claws rock.

Pugsley's are cool.

Rode one in Sedona last spring.

NOTHING hoovers up goat heads like Pugsley rubber...

Ride it down the same trail twice and everyone else will be able to ride puncture free for WEEKS! :lol3


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