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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 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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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 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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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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 Post subject: Re: 2013 salsa fargo 2
PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:50 pm 
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Salty

can those maps be sent to people say as an email?


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 Post subject: Re: 2013 salsa fargo 2
PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:54 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Yeah, there's a link after each ride, stored for life on the calendar.....you just copy and paste.


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 Post subject: Re: 2013 salsa fargo 2
PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:13 pm 
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I only ask because I've just seen an advert on us tv where a rider rode a specific route then sent the map of it to his girlfriend on valentines day and when she opened it the route was in the shape of a heart.

sloppy sap stuff I know


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 Post subject: Re: 2013 salsa fargo 2
PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:23 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Yeah you can do that....also you can have phone open and see the line rode out as you pedal.

I use it as it has logged every ride for 2 yrs.....all stored and backed up, you can zoom in on a day and see every detail of the ride, comes up on google maps, very clever stuff.


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 Post subject: Re: 2013 salsa fargo 2
PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:44 pm 
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Took advantage of the mild but windy weather today after yesterday's snow!

Brooks saddle on and also one of my trusty speedzone computers that I have a few of......then a trip up the north east coast.

Stem mounted as on other bikes.....more hand room.

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St Mary's lighthouse

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Cullercoats beach

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Whitley bay beach

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Seaton sluice harbour

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Ww2 lookout

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The Fargo

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Rocks off st Mary's island

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The long beach from seaton sluice to Blyth

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