A Salsa Fargo for me...

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Re: A Salsa Fargo for me...

Postby RonK » Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:22 pm

Yes, I like it, it's good. You can turn it on or off, but I usually just leave it on and don't notice it much. I can tell peds do notice it but they don't seem to get annoyed by it.

Mind you on smooth surfaces it doesn't ring much, so sometimes I need to give it a bump.

I have the QR version like this, but there is now also a fixed version.

Timber Bell
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Funny you should mention bells - I just spotted this morning that Lezyne has released some very stylish new bells.

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Re: A Salsa Fargo for me...

Postby avolve » Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:43 pm

I want to get a Timber bell for my Jone Plus.

Those Lezyne look nice, though I do have a few of the Gnog bells in a box somewhere... (will be useful fine avoidance)

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Re: A Salsa Fargo for me...

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Re: A Salsa Fargo for me...

Postby RonK » Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:23 pm

I would love one Scott, but the price is outrageous. I was originally considering a titanium Fargo before I started this build, but decided against it when I discovered that the Fargo steel frame with Firestarter carbon fork was only around 700g heavier.

After all, I had bought two titanium frames previously and both cost less than $1500, so I could not see how the price of the ti Fargo was justified. I was just lucky that I bought both my ti frames when the Australian dollar was at parity with the US dollar, but even so titanium frames are much more expensive now - who knows why?

BTW, I am going to be selling my remaining ti bike after Xmas. The Fargo is my main machine and I'm committed to bike packing as my mode of travel - I will won't be going full-dress touring again, so there is no reason to keep it. In fact I'm going to have a virtual garage sale and sell off a lot of hiking, camping and cycling gear I don't use any more.

I'm also considering extending my backroads touring range with one of these, or something similar.

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Re: A Salsa Fargo for me...

Postby baabaa » Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:36 pm

RonK wrote:
I'm also considering extending my backroads touring range with one of these, or something similar.

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Nice and can see your handle bar bags working well enough but can you please give a few hints of where the frame or even saddle bags fit on this thing?
Oh and the fargo TI, yes many, many $$ and would rather go two different fine bikes than just the one very fine/ fancy all rounder. Would break your heart if you had one nicked.

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Re: A Salsa Fargo for me...

Postby RonK » Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:06 pm

baabaa wrote:Nice and can see your handle bar bags working well enough but can you please give a few hints of where the frame or even saddle bags fit on this thing?

Handlebar bags? Frame bags? Saddle bags? Who needs 'em when you have 120 litres of carrying capacity in panniers and topbox, and more in the tank bag.

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Re: A Salsa Fargo for me...

Postby uad782 » Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:47 pm

Yes the Fargo does seem expensive. Your new Tiger may not be much more expensive!

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Re: A Salsa Fargo for me...

Postby RonK » Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:30 pm

The moto is not yet a certainty. And there are others which could come into consideration - Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sport. BMW F 850 GS Adventure, BMW S1000XR, Yamaha Tracer 900.
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