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Old 02-18-11, 12:48 PM
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Bikes: 2009 Salsa Fargo; 2009 Scott CX Team; 2007 Trek 7.5FX; 2010 Specialized Rockhopper 29 Expert; 1990 GT Timberline; Custom Raleigh CrMo roadbike from forever ago

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I enjoy reading the posts about touring builds, especially in these winter months and especially when I am awaiting my frame for my touring bike. Its not a LHT, thats a fine bike but not my cup of tea. Its still cool to see what people are thinking when considering their builds.

Mine will be easy. I'm swapping parts off my Fargo and putting them right on the 2011 Vaya frame. I'll add new cabling, different seat post, stem and headset spacers but the biggest expense will be the TK540 rims using White Industry MI6 hubs I'll build for the Vaya. I'm planning to sell the old Fargo frame and put that money toward a V2 complete Fargo. For the money, its such a deal. This gets me what I want exactly in a tourer and I will have a better off road touring machine as well.

Good luck on the LHT.
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