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  1. Poll: I don't know anything about the Diverge. I much...

    I don't know anything about the Diverge. I much prefer the AWOL's sloping top tube and (I think) lighter weight tubing vs. the stiff, traditional touring bike of the LHT.
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    It's the one shown in their blog posts: The...

    It's the one shown in their blog posts:

    The Velo ORANGE Blog: That New VO Frame Is Here
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    That's actually one of my biggest complaints...

    That's actually one of my biggest complaints about my Camargue. I would much rather have more upslope to the top tube, a taller head tube, and fewer spacers. Then again, I'm coming from a mountain...
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    It's definitely not as stout as the LHT. The...

    It's definitely not as stout as the LHT. The tubes are smaller diameter, and (I think) thinner wall. In the Camargue's favor, it's designed for a front or front biased load, so it doesn't need to be...
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    I notice when I carry my Burley two seat trailer...

    I notice when I carry my Burley two seat trailer around, it almost acts like a sail anchor in the wind, really dragging behind me... and that's not just due to the 70+ pounds of kids and stuff in the...
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    25mm is the diameter difference between 650B and...

    25mm is the diameter difference between 650B and 26", so somehow putting on 650B would only raise the BB up by 12.5mm.
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    Unfortunate? What's not to like about a massive...

    Unfortunate? What's not to like about a massive selection of well priced wheels and tires?
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    It's a Jannd ...

    It's a Jannd frame bag. Cheap at $35 or so, and I'm finding it a convenient way to carry stuff I always want to have on the bike. For me, that's a tool kit, spare tube, first aid kit, ID, and a Cliff...
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    It's doing pretty well so far. I like the...

    It's doing pretty well so far. I like the handling, even though I mostly run with a rear load bias (my bike train: trail-a-bike and a Burley trailer). The top tube runs a bit short for ideal flat bar...
  10. A 700c rim is 31.5mm bigger in radius than a 26"...

    A 700c rim is 31.5mm bigger in radius than a 26" rim. So, if you're using disc brakes, you can probably fit a 700c wheel on there, as long as your tire isn't significantly bigger and you don't want...
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    Yeah, I think the LHT complete--and maybe ONLY...

    Yeah, I think the LHT complete--and maybe ONLY the LHT--comes with an uncut steerer as a complete bike. Cross Checks, etc. seem to come cut.
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    All Surly framesets (not complete bikes) come...

    All Surly framesets (not complete bikes) come with uncut steerer tube, so you can get the bars as high as you want them.
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    I just made a blog post with many more details...

    I just made a blog post with many more details and pictures of my Velo Orange Camargue here:

    Bikes and Playgrounds: Velo Orange Camargue Introduction
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    On One Marys (flipped over), though I just...

    On One Marys (flipped over), though I just changed them for a Soma Oxford. The flipped Marys were a bit too low for me, and I like looking down at the polished finish of the Oxford.
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    I had the gen 1 Fargo, so this doesn't apply in...

    I had the gen 1 Fargo, so this doesn't apply in all respects to the newer models. But here's my $0.02:

    Camargue Plusses over Fargo:
    - lighter gauge tubing is better when riding unloaded, good...
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    Well, I've only had it for a few days, but all is...

    Well, I've only had it for a few days, but all is well so far. The "mid trail" design handles nicely; it even works well when I'm pulling a trail-a-bike and bike trailer. The frame isn't as spritely...
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    I'm not sure about the spec for the LHT. I know...

    I'm not sure about the spec for the LHT. I know the outer diameter is one step bigger (31.8 vs 28.6), and I assume the wall thickness goes up as well.
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    It's a 9/6/9 x 28.8 top tube on my 62cm--same as...

    It's a 9/6/9 x 28.8 top tube on my 62cm--same as my Cross Check. So it's oversized, but nothing like a LHT or Fargo. Given my druthers, I'd rather have 8/5/8, but this tubing spec is probably...
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    It's the 62cm (55cm seat tube), as big as they...

    It's the 62cm (55cm seat tube), as big as they come.
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    The Velo Orange Camargue has arrived

    The frame arrived at VO on Friday, I ordered it on Saturday, shipped on Monday, arrived on Thursday, and I had a quick build done by that evening. A few pictures from this morning's ride:
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    So a cheap bike has cheap parts that will wear...

    So a cheap bike has cheap parts that will wear out faster... of course. That has zero relationship to where the frame was welded up and the bike was assembled.
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    I wouldn't worry about the frame: aluminum...

    I wouldn't worry about the frame: aluminum hardtail frames are a very mature technology, not much to go wrong there. And the rest is just parts that will be on any frame in that price range. Go for...
  23. The Velo Orange Pass Hunter would fit all of your...

    The Velo Orange Pass Hunter would fit all of your criteria.

    I have a Surly Cross Check, but it's seriously threatened in my stable by the '83 Trek 620 I picked up off Craigslist. The Trek makes a...
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    The Airborne Goblin is a solid value at that...

    The Airborne Goblin is a solid value at that price range, mail order only though.

    If you look at REI, see if they have one of their semi-regular 20% off coupons going on.
  25. Maybe for hydraulic brakes, but the very common...

    Maybe for hydraulic brakes, but the very common Avid BB7 mechanical brakes are both reliable and common, so you'll probably come across some.
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