Author Topic: Salsa Fargo "on the road"?  (Read 9065 times)

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Offline charliedid

Salsa Fargo "on the road"?
« on: June 19, 2011, 08:48:03 am »
Hello everyone,

Charlie here in Chicago.

Anybody have any real world experience touring on a Salsa Fargo? I'm a 47 year old cyclist and have toured on a traditional touring bike, a mountain bike etc in the past 30 years or so. I like the "do-all" idea of the Salsa but wonder how it really might fair as a loaded road rig?

My wife and I are headed to Maine (via northern tier, mostly) and then down to Boston this fall, and I have a chance for a great deal on a Fargo. I am quite familiar with the pros and cons of all this but if you own one, and have done 1000 miles or so of road touring I would love to hear your experience both good and bad.

Thanks in advance.

Charlie

Offline whittierider

Re: Salsa Fargo "on the road"?
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2011, 10:58:26 am »
Discussed at http://www.adventurecycling.org/forums/index.php?topic=6948.0 .  The majority of owners are happy with it, but a quite signifficant number have had very serious shimmy problems.

Offline charliedid

Re: Salsa Fargo "on the road"?
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2011, 06:53:40 pm »
Discussed at http://www.adventurecycling.org/forums/index.php?topic=6948.0 .  The majority of owners are happy with it, but a quite signifficant number have had very serious shimmy problems.

Thanks whittierider...pretty sure I have seen that, and I do know of the "Shimmy" reports. I have been abble to make most bikes shimmy, short of the Yeti mountain bike I had 20 years ago.

Much appreciated,

Charlie