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Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Eugene, OR
Bikes: Salsa La Cruz with Rohloff; mutt parts
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i got a different Salsa frame two years ago via mail. I was initially surprised that the unbuilt frame was 1) very light; and 2) much smaller than i had imagined. later, of course, i realize the frame is but a small part of the bicycle's weight (so not surprising how little it weighs), and the appearance of the frame as "small" quickly changed once it was built up---now it looks like a normal bike. In short, i doubt the shipping is much of an issue weight-wise. To get a sense of dimension, go look at your bike, and imagine it without the wheels or anything else, and no fork (the fork is detached and usually in bubblewrap near the downtube... small, huh.
PS: the fargo frame won't be heavier or larger than a standard bike in your size frame. the extra-slopped top tube makes it somewhat more compact. it'll come wrapped in lots of bubble wrap---not heavy.
Last edited by pwdeegan; 08-12-10 at 11:48 PM.