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The shop is having Schwinn replace the wheel.I`m going to be a harsh sob, but there is the problem. Schwinn is now Pacific. The same folks that bring you a bunch of crap Walmart bikes. They slap a Schwinn sticker on a Huffy bike. It pains me because I grew up with Schwinn = quality. I still have my USA made Schwinn Homegrown Mt bike. The last good thing the real Schwinn made. Now you have to go to Waterford or Gunnar to get a real Schwinn
Shimmying is a common problem with light touring bikes. The Salsa Fargo is a light touring bike. They may imply with advertising that you can round trip it to Tierra del Fuego, but don't count on it. That is why some of us have spent the big bucks for a heavy touring bike. They don't shimmy.Being new I was wondering what frame options are considered real fully loaded heavy touring chioces
The specification for a light touring bike is credit card touring. Are you mad yet? We all should be angry.
Most light touring bikes sold never even see panniers, so I have some sympathy for the bike companies. I also think you should not have to invest in a $5000 Co-Motion to get a beefy enough frame.
The only way you can be confident about a light touring bike is to take it for a test ride with panniers that have real stuff in them. You are lucky that you did not buy the bike for a trip that you were going to do in 6 months. But you should be able to read specs that indicate if the frame would flex and shimmy. And be able to work with a LBS that has a clue.