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Old 06-20-10, 09:33 PM   #1
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Any other Gary Fisher Wingra's out there?

I have one i use for commuting and fitness riding, and i like mine. Have not heard anyone else here mention the Wingra and was just curious....
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Old 08-24-10, 11:31 AM   #2
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Yeah, I have one. I love it. right now I'm trying to get a Ciclosport HCA5 working on it. It handles rough streets well, I expected an aluminum frame to be more punishing.
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Awsome. I agree. I really like the geometry of the frame, too.
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I got mine on sale and I must say that it is a great bike. It is very comfortable, so much that I've been neglecting my road bike that cost three time as much. And I really like the way it looks. Great looks and comfy, I'm really happy with my Wingra.
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I had one built it up with fenders, rear rack, and tons of reflective tape. i loved it until a rack braze on came loose and the LBS couldn't fix it prompting a warranty return.




the LBS ended up giving me store credit and a great price on the mendota so I upgraded. Still rides the same i must say. but the carbon fork is smoother and brakes (bb5 disks) are better. If the braze on didn't brake I'd still be as happy riding my wingra.
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Hey guys.. Newbie here and this will be my first post, but I just sold my Trek and picked up a Wingra and love it! Of course I can't leave anything alone so I have added a little to it. So far Sigma computer, Shimano clip less mtb pedals, Easton Monkey Bars carbon fiber bars, and Nashbar carbon Fiber cross forks. Dont have any good pics to post as of yet but will have some soon. I have cruised around many forum boards and this one seems to be my favorite. Looking forward to chatting with you guys.-Scott,
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Old 02-04-11, 06:08 PM   #7
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Here's my wingra! It's my first bike probably since i was just a kid and it's changed how i've thought about biking entirely! I absolutely love riding it and it's encouraged me to get out and ride 30+ miles every weekend. I haven't ridden it at all this winter and I'm dying to get back out on it !

What kind of things have you guys done to you're wingras? All i've done is the toe clips so my feet won't jump off the pedals. I'm thinking about changing it up too clipless this spring and changing the tires to a 25c since i'm mostly on paved and asphalt roads. I'll probably change the grips out to some ergon gr2's as well. I don't really have any complaints with the seat, i mostly just have problems with my hands getting soar.

Just looking for other ideas to make this bike more enjoyable without getting roadbike fever lol.

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Old 02-05-11, 01:33 AM   #8
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^ sorry to say after buying my wingra, I eventually got a road bike. If you ride a hybrid enough you'll get curious and want to try out a road bike.

for me I had a road bike almost 20 years ago so I always knew the feeling (efficient pedal strokes/geometry/position leading to pure speed)... and I warn you when you try out a properly fitted road bike (even an old steel model) and feel the "magic" you might end up seduced.

that said I love my hybrid. 25c tires would be great and a lot more efficient/smoother/faster feeling. Its fast and comfortable. you could even get new bars for different positions.

soma actually makes mustache bars that are MTB brake/shifter compatible now.

http://store.somafab.com/so3spmoiiha.html


I put soma sparrow bars on mine last year. I would have bought the newer mustache but it wasn't out/being produced yet.



they're a lot more comfortable and my shifter/brakes slid right on. I did put in a longer stem to accommodate the difference in reach though.

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I run my Wingra stock, i have only added toe clip pedals and a rear rack. This was also my first "real" bike since i was a kid,
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Old 02-21-11, 10:25 AM   #10
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I put soma sparrow bars on mine last year. I would have bought the newer mustache but it wasn't out/being produced yet.



they're a lot more comfortable and my shifter/brakes slid right on. I did put in a longer stem to accommodate the difference in reach though.
Pics of your handlebar setup?


Has anyone changed up the stem to perhaps a 90* or do you think it would be too unnatural positioning on the bike? I want to get a little lower on the bike without going to drops. With my back problems I'm sure drops would be pretty rough on me (besides the fact it would cost too much..)

Btw I got some 25c tires on the bike now and it's so much nicer! I got a spare one for use on the trainer and all I can say is wow, what a difference. Can't wait for the snow and ice to go away dammit.

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Old 02-21-11, 07:23 PM   #11
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I4N are you running the 25c tires on the rims the Wingra came factory with? I was going to switch to 25s but the guy at the LBS didn't reccomend going smaller than a 28. I guess because of the width of the rims.
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Old 02-21-11, 08:04 PM   #12
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I used the stock rims and i didn't have any fitment issues with these tires. I wouldn't second guess them at all, they fit really nice.

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Thanks man. I am going to have to switch out to 25's. So is it a big difference?
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Yes it's a very noticeable difference
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I have a Monona, the one step up from a Wingra. It's been a nice bike and it's been good on short to medium length rides. It makes a pretty good commuter too.
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Hi guys, not to hijack the thread but I'm seriously considering a Wingra as I've found them on sale locally and I'm getting rid of my undersized 7.2 FX. The Wingra comes in a 19 which I believe I am instead of a 17.5.

Just wanted to know, in general, is how does this bike feel on gravel paths and some of the rougher riding surfaces? It seems to have a slightly more relaxed position than the FX and also a chromoly fork instead of a tensile steel fork so I was thinking it may be more comfortable. My FX was brutal for me but a large part of that was that my body was way out in front on the bike so 60% of me was a shock absorber. I have very short legs for my height (< 31 inch inseam; 6 ft. tall).
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Old 03-02-11, 01:00 PM   #17
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Dirt trails I've been on and been fine but gravel sucks majorly. The gravel around here is no joke tho so it might be a lil different for you.
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I really liked my wingra straight from the shop, but I couldn't help from upgrading to a Nashbar CX fork. Now it steers so much quicker and sharper and it rides like butter. Plus you can pick one of their forks up at a killer price.
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Old 03-07-11, 12:41 AM   #19
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Has anyone tried flipping their stem? I did it to mine and i LOVE how the negative angle feels compared to the very high angle it had to start out with. It also looks pretty sweet!
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