CGOAB is Riding a Fargo!

4 09 2009
Photo: Neil Gunton

Photo: Neil Gunton

Neil G of Crazy Guy on a Bike fame just got himself a new Salsa Fargo.  This thread on his site discusses his purchasing process as well as how he is setting up the bike.  From the photo above it’s clear he has a very purposeful build going on.  Congrats on the new ride Neil!


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4 09 2009
Jeremy

hhmmmm…….is this the next ride that shall take up residence in your stable???? It is an incredible bike though. Man. I want one bad!

4 09 2009
ToddBS

Funny, I came across an old thread on MTBR just last night talking about how the author would still take an LHT over the Fargo for his “adventure bike”. I think you even posted in that thread.

I’ve kinda caught a 650b bug of late and am looking at crazy ideas. I have a 26″ wheeled LHT and am thinking of trying some 650b wheels on it for giggles. I haven’t put any on it yet, but holding them up next to it, it appears they should fit. I have a set of 650×2.0″ Pacenti Quasi-Motos I might try on there (no fender clearance). I’d need some long reach brakes to make it happen though, and I think I’m limited to the Paul Moto BMX for those (at 125 USD each). It could be a while before I get around to trying it.

10 09 2009
Vik

No the Fargo doesn’t really interest me and my Pugsley with a 29er wheelset would be a better bike for me – especially since I already have it.

Not to mention I’m not buying any more bikes!

10 09 2009
ToddBS

I did manage to put the 650b wheels on my LHT. They fit perfectly and the stock Tektro Oryx brakes actually reach the larger rims. The Quasi-Motos fit but with no fender clearance like I suspected. A set of 650×44 Schwalbe cruiser tires I had also fit and had plenty of fender clearance.

11 09 2009
thelazyrando

Cool Todd – if you want to send me a short write up with some photos I’d be happy to post on the blog. Others may find it useful or inspire them to try it out.

11 09 2009
ToddBS

Cool. I do plan on taking some photos but nothing major. I’m actually putting those particular wheels on another bike I’m building up, but I like the look of the 650b LHT so much I’m going to have to order some more 650b wheels :(

I’ll probably slap the current wheels on, adjust the brakes to prove it can be done, then take some photos of the bike from a distance and close-ups of the fork crown and seatstay areas to show the clearance. Maybe down the road when I get another set of wheels I’ll do a full buildup and story.

4 10 2009
Cronometro

I have a Fargo with schalbe big apples (29x60mm). I use it mostly for commuting now. But I am thinking of revising it for randonneuring for next spring. What do you think of a Fargo with 32-36mm tires and fenders off set to follow the smaller tires. I was looking at brazing up a custom front rack with decaluer. I am sure I mis-spelt that. Any one have any photos of a fargo set up with mid size tires? BTW love this blog/site!

1 11 2010
Riccardo

Hi!My name is Riccardo i write you from Italy!
You have got a wonderful bike!it’s very nice!
I want ask you one thing: where you buy rearview mirror?
I’ve an old bike with a same handlebar that i use in the traffic and it’s just for me!
I hope in your answer!
Greetings from Venezia!
Ciao
King regards
Riccardo

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