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Old 08-28-2013, 11:44 AM   #30886
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Strongly considering grabbing a frameset around tax time and just throwing the rest of gear off my Trek on it until I can piece together the rest of it.
This may not be the best advice, but keep your eyes open. When I was looking to get my LHT, I was planning to do like you. Buy the frame, then swap over the cheap parts from my hybrid until I could afford the good stuff.

Then a local store had one in my size that had been on the shelf for ages for around $300. No way I could have even come close to doing the stock build myself for $1000. A Fargo may have more demand but maybe if you snoop around this winter you can find a deal.
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Old 08-28-2013, 11:45 AM   #30887
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hi 'Head!

FWIW, i've got plenty-thousands of miles on Campy Record 10-spd with a Wippermann (Connex?) link, with no trouble whatsoever. (beat the heck out of the goofy system Campy had,...)


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I have not replaced my chain yet, I only have a few thousand miles on it.
I seem to recall being told the chain was narrow enough with the 10 back there the quick link would be a problem.
I carry one in case I make a mess and have to ride home.
I need to get to the LBS and check my chain. I have not bothered to look up the specs on it or take measurements.
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Old 08-28-2013, 12:05 PM   #30888
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This may not be the best advice, but keep your eyes open. When I was looking to get my LHT, I was planning to do like you. Buy the frame, then swap over the cheap parts from my hybrid until I could afford the good stuff.

Then a local store had one in my size that had been on the shelf for ages for around $300. No way I could have even come close to doing the stock build myself for $1000. A Fargo may have more demand but maybe if you snoop around this winter you can find a deal.
No locals carry Salsa that I have found.

I'm not even worried about good stuff per se, a wheelset, controls and 2x10 crankset/casset all in the midrange (used) would suit what I need really.

Then the treck can be a full time trailbike. Its just not the best for 90% of how I use it right now.
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Old 08-28-2013, 01:19 PM   #30889
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Good to know.
I'm going to get a new chain just because I figure it is likely time. And I need to buy a nice new chain tool or three.

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hi 'Head!

FWIW, i've got plenty-thousands of miles on Campy Record 10-spd with a Wippermann (Connex?) link, with no trouble whatsoever. (beat the heck out of the goofy system Campy had,...)


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Old 08-28-2013, 01:29 PM   #30890
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No locals carry Salsa that I have found.

I'm not even worried about good stuff per se, a wheelset, controls and 2x10 crankset/casset all in the midrange (used) would suit what I need really.

Then the treck can be a full time trailbike. Its just not the best for 90% of how I use it right now.
This is why I wish Salsa would pull out from the QBP umbrella and invest in some small, start-up bike shops. They have such a great product and cult-like following that would be a boon for bike shops looking to add to their portfolio without having to dedicate acres of floor space to inventory such as Specialized, Trek and Giant require. This mail-order sight-unseen and un-ridden is what has thus far prevented me from really investing my time and hard-earned money into with their offerings. I would love to own a Warbird but refuse to fork out that much money without swinging a leg over one first.
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Old 08-28-2013, 01:36 PM   #30891
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This has probably been brought up before, but a bike rack question.

I've got a 2002 Honda CR-V with a hitch mounted. This is one of the cars with the side-opening tailgate. I've decided that's it's between a Saris Bones or some kind of hitch-mounted rack.

Pluses for the Bones are that I can still open my tailgate with the rack attached. The Bones could be used on my wife's car in a pinch as well. Could still tow the RAGBRAI trailer with the rack attached as well. Disadvantage is that it looks a little trickier to mount than a hitch rack.

For the hitch rack, well, I don't really see what the advantages are besides maybe faster mounting and maybe sturdier construction. I see a lot of them tip forward but I don't think that helps in my case.

So it looks like I've sold myself on a Bones/trunk mount rack, but the hitch mounted ones seem popular so I was just going to see if they had any advantages that I was forgetting.
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Old 08-28-2013, 01:56 PM   #30892
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This is why I wish Salsa would pull out from the QBP umbrella and invest in some small, start-up bike shops. They have such a great product and cult-like following that would be a boon for bike shops looking to add to their portfolio without having to dedicate acres of floor space to inventory such as Specialized, Trek and Giant require. This mail-order sight-unseen and un-ridden is what has thus far prevented me from really investing my time and hard-earned money into with their offerings. I would love to own a Warbird but refuse to fork out that much money without swinging a leg over one first.
Even small grassroots IBD's who do business with Quality can't bring Salsa in if they're in a restricted territory, it can be frustrating.
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Old 08-28-2013, 05:28 PM   #30893
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How to do a 3hr oil change.
Step 1: pull car up on ramps
Step 2: remove drain plug
Step 3: go for a 2.5hr cx ride with a buddy
Step 4: reassemble car and fill with oil
Step 5: clean up
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Old 08-28-2013, 06:20 PM   #30894
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Old 08-28-2013, 07:19 PM   #30895
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that is just spiffy
pricey to pay for ??????
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Old 08-28-2013, 07:45 PM   #30896
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This is why I wish Salsa would pull out from the QBP umbrella and invest in some small, start-up bike shops. They have such a great product and cult-like following that would be a boon for bike shops looking to add to their portfolio without having to dedicate acres of floor space to inventory such as Specialized, Trek and Giant require. This mail-order sight-unseen and un-ridden is what has thus far prevented me from really investing my time and hard-earned money into with their offerings. I would love to own a Warbird but refuse to fork out that much money without swinging a leg over one first.
X2 on the locked up territory and they also require a fairly large commitment every year to keep buying, a lot of smaller shops can't swing that.
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Old 08-28-2013, 07:53 PM   #30897
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I serious want a Fargo.

I don't want to pay for it however
I LOVE mine!
I picked up the frame used, gen 1 for $300. Built it up with used stuff until I was sure I liked it.... It is no longer a budget build, but it sure is a nice ride. I can run what ever tires I want to and still fit fenders, even Nano 2.1's with fenders. I run some 35's for only road.

I could go on and on, but if you lust, you know......
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Old 08-28-2013, 08:23 PM   #30898
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Even small grassroots IBD's who do business with Quality can't bring Salsa in if they're in a restricted territory, it can be frustrating.

Then there must be another dealer nearby for that test ride. ;-)

Even though they're perceived as a 'niche' brand they really cast a pretty wide net over many a niche. I've liked all the ones I've seen well enough, and we toy with the idea of carrying them. BUT- Which models/sizes does a small shop stock? They're all relatively expensive, and are often in short supply. Whatever bikes we choose, the next Salsa shopper will think we're missing the one we 'should' have, and the odds of getting it won't be good...

Would it be more fun to build/sell (and EP!) Salsas than the usual crap from Waterloo? Hell yeah! But it's still a business, dammit... :-(

I really don't blame QBP for their sales policy with Salsas either. It's a brand that may appeal more to shop employees than actual customers! If they didn't have territories and minimums, after the first rush of a few EP purchases they'd never hear from many of those 'dealers' again.

FWIW, there is no autonomous Salsa (or Surly) to pull out from the QBP umbrella. There is just QBP. :-)
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Old 08-28-2013, 09:06 PM   #30899
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Another hot and late ride after work.
20.2 miles, not real fast at under 15 mph average. It was hot and windy.
Hammered myself a bit. 179 max and 150 average.
Did a little extra climbing and that is what really whacked the average. Got home before dark so that was good.
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Old 08-29-2013, 05:46 AM   #30900
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Chain nonsense sorted I pedaled last night. First time in a while. Been lifting and riding the TDF trainer instead. Did my 28 mile loop and died a thousand deaths. Seemed as if I had a headwind no matter what direction I went. At least I missed the rain.
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