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Old 04-04-2009, 01:22 PM   #10291
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I was bad....

I bought onna these...



Salsa Fargo.

It's ugly enough to make my GS look purdy...

And it's useful enough to make my GS seem like a fancy dancer...
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Old 04-04-2009, 01:28 PM   #10292
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$2k and no pedals you got ripped off
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Old 04-04-2009, 01:37 PM   #10293
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$2k and no pedals you got ripped off


I get REALLY chafed striding on it.

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Old 04-04-2009, 03:05 PM   #10294
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I get REALLY chafed striding on it.


Use more knuckle.









...Dude, that is a very cool ride. I like the whole set-up much more than my Safari.

Steel frame -check
11-34 cassette -check
Top tube not up in the nards -check
braze-ons out d' wazoo-checkckheckcheck
Fun Guy Green - totally check!

I really dig that you can throw 700c's on it, too.

Very cool.

More pics!

... I didn't know Salsa is based here in Minnesota. Sweet.

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Old 04-04-2009, 03:06 PM   #10295
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$2k and no pedals you got ripped off
they made up for it in bottle cages

nice bike congrats
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Old 04-04-2009, 03:09 PM   #10296
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Salsa Fargo.
If BobFV1 would ever ride a bike, this would be it.



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Old 04-04-2009, 03:22 PM   #10297
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Use more knuckle.



Awesome pic! I need to shrink that for an avatar!

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...Dude, that is a very cool ride. I like the whole set-up much more than my Safari.

Steel frame -check
11-34 cassette -check
Top tube not up in the nards -check
braze-ons out d' wazoo-checkckheckcheck
Fun Guy Green - totally check!

I really dig that you can through 700c's on it, too.

Very cool.

More pics!

... I didn't know Salsa is based here in Minnesota. Sweet.
Yeah. I have a 1 year old Trek Portland that I thought would make the worlds greatest utility ride, but have never really liked it. Was at the bike shop this morning looking for replacement front forks to stiffen the thing up, and saw the Fargo.

Took for a ride and BINGO!

Should have it next week!
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Old 04-04-2009, 04:39 PM   #10298
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I bought onna these...

Salsa Fargo.

If you say anything the least bit positive about it, I'm sending you my goddamn Visa bill, you bastard.

I've been wanting one of those for a while now.

So, did you get the off the rack build or do something custom?
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Old 04-04-2009, 05:35 PM   #10299
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If you say anything the least bit positive about it, I'm sending you my goddamn Visa bill, you bastard.
...
No

Shit.



So I start digging around about this bike and find myself here, which is the kind of stuff I got the Safari for... the Fargo just looks so much better designed for it.

... and mtbr.com is nuthin but trouble.
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Old 04-04-2009, 07:06 PM   #10300
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If you say anything the least bit positive about it, I'm sending you my goddamn Visa bill, you bastard.

I've been wanting one of those for a while now.

So, did you get the off the rack build or do something custom?


I'd seen them in mags, but never really paid much attention.

But wow, the thing has presence in real life.

Probably not gonna do anything much different than stock.

I've got a really nice set of 700c rims on a Phil Wood hub set that'll replace the stock round things. Will definately get my rando gear slapped on it. Oh, and my bell. Gotta protect myself from road trolls (pedestrians).

Will get a generator front hub on it with some halogen lights when winter rolls back around.
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Old 04-04-2009, 08:16 PM   #10301
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I bought onna these...

Salsa Fargo.
Dude, hush.

I'm trying to control myself, here. I've been drooling over this or something like it for a while. I've got wheels and cranks and assorted other bits that would work well on this bike sitting around unused. And lemme tell you, drop bars and fat tires on the right kind of 'road' or trail are all kinds of fun.

But I've got neither the space nor the riding time for yet another bike.
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Old 04-04-2009, 08:23 PM   #10302
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Dude, hush.

I'm trying to control myself, here. I've been drooling over this or something like it for a while. I've got wheels and cranks and assorted other bits that would work well on this bike sitting around unused. And lemme tell you, drop bars and fat tires on the right kind of 'road' or trail are all kinds of fun.

But I've got neither the space nor the riding time for yet another bike.
I wanted to do something like that on an older C-dale F2000 that was a CH small for me. Some drop bars and road tires... Never did get around to it. Then the Bad Boy came out. I figgered it'd be a pretty good cross bike set up that way.

Maybe one of these in 650B?

Oh, and to add: you CAN get Avid BB disc brakes in 'road pull.' STI/Ergo/SRAM will work fine with em.

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Old 04-04-2009, 11:04 PM   #10303
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Y'all see this?

San Diego Custom Bicycle Show

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Old 04-05-2009, 12:43 AM   #10304
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heh. seen the Calfree(sp?) bamboo frames before, very cool.

all the fancy cut lugwork, I dunno, that was trick in the 70s, but its time has kind of passed. its one thing to have a nice tapered tang on a lug, but cutting all that filigree seems a bit over the top anymore, its been done to death.

phew, those bikes with the drilled out 1970s Campi Nuevo Record deraileurs and chainrings, I dunno, thats kind of evil. those parts had an elegance just the way they were.

I totally can't get into that whole low-rider bicycle scene, 300 spoke wheels, and twisted chrome spikes, with 3" tires and assdragging low seats? blah. choppers for wannabe harley riders?
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Old 04-05-2009, 08:21 AM   #10305
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I totally can't get into that whole low-rider bicycle scene, 300 spoke wheels, and twisted chrome spikes, with 3" tires and assdragging low seats? blah. choppers for wannabe harley riders?
Lowriders are Mexican creations. They're not my cuppa either, but there's some WORK that goes into them.

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