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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:57 pm 
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Looks great Salty, that front mech is quite a contraption :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:03 pm 
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The SRAM stuff is all witchcraft to me matey


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:48 pm 
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2nd ride today, felt at home on the bike this time.

Done my local 15 mile loop with an extra mile on top as I was enjoying the bike too much.

1hr 10mins despite snow on some paths, and I had to push for a little bit to get to a main road.

I reckon I will be doing it mega quick soon, usually do it in 58mins to 1hr 20mins depending on hybrid or fatbike.

Fargo will be a dream....once this snow goes!

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Struggling to find time to ride with a busy work schedule, usually I nip out for a little 6-10miler after work but tonight, despite strong gales and showers.....I ended up doing 25 miles!

Bike just wants to stay out.....

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 Post subject: Re: 2013 salsa fargo 2
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:26 pm 
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Well I had a nightmare with the Fargo this week.

Noticed a soft tire the day after a coast ride, took a tight tire off, found 3 thorns!

2 had went into the tube, quickly fixed then spent the next TWO hours trying to get the front tire back on!

So tight, I had to use lube and levers, each time the levers would nip the tube.....argh.

In the end, after 3 tubes and 8 patches I gave up and got bigger 2.3" tires, same problem.......mounting the tire without levers was impossible.

Down to my last 2 tubes....managed to heat tires on radiator, centre tire in rim, valve part on last, more swearing and job done.

Probably wasted 3hrs of my day and the days planned 45 mile ride ended up as a 15 mile local ride instead!


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 Post subject: Re: 2013 salsa fargo 2
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:34 pm 
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A rare wonder into 98+ section for me and I have enjoyed reading this.

I really love the fargo, looks totally unflapable, with some nice salsa details. Not sure on the Orange bar tape, as I'm not a lover of Orange colour, but hey, looks like great fun.

Beautiful scenery as well, as has been said previously 8)


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 Post subject: Re: 2013 salsa fargo 2
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:19 pm 
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Well after yesterday's puncture issues I wanted a decent ride today.

Headed along the quayside, grabbed a sandwich and then over into Gateshead up the derwent walk to see the red kites and buzzards etc.

This is what I bought the bike for....railways routes, sustrans and C2C trails.

Few snaps as usual.

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Enjoying the new 2.3" wtb weir wolfs

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 Post subject: Re: 2013 salsa fargo 2
PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:42 pm 
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Looks a lot like the perfect machine for what you have planned for it. The only thing I would change if it was mine is I would go for 1.8 Panaracer FireXCpro tyres but that is just my taste for that type of trail.


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 Post subject: Re: 2013 salsa fargo 2
PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:36 pm 
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It's running 2.3 wtb at the minute and they seem skinny still........though they do soak up the bumps and also grip better then the Conti race kings.


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 Post subject: Re: 2013 salsa fargo 2
PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:40 pm 
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After 100+ miles this week, today was a gentle 15 mile loop around my local quayside patch, bit of dinner and a couple of pints at the pub.....great end to the week.

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