- The FedEx guy just brought me…
…the frame for my Idaho bikepacking trip.
A random plea here on Sunday night yielded gold. Teetosugars pointed me in the direction of the last NOS slate blue large El Mariachi frame in the country. I phone Sideways Cycles first thing yesterday and it arrived this afternoon. I like the understated colour more than this years model.
Now the hard bit is to resist building it up when I have a dozen other ‘more important’ things to attend to.
Posted 4 years ago
Gosh, didn’t realise I was dealing with the woodpile guy
Fargo foe Sale?
I’ll hang on to it, I’ve enjoyed it for touring off road with panniers.
Get it built
I’ve got pictures to finish for a show, the Land Rover is crumbling into a bucket of rust with its MOT retest due on Friday….
…maybe if I just put the seat post in….Posted 4 years ago
Is that an Ikea table on tressles ?
Yes, someone offered me it when I built the studio. I’m not a fan of flat pack stuff but it fulfils it purpose well there until I find something else.
The urge to build up my frame was way stronger than my need to get my accounts up to date by the stove.
I’ve been collecting a random mix of parts from classifieds over the last few weeks. A slightly shorter stem, chain and cassette and some cables and I’ll be ready to roll. I snaffled the wheels off the Fargo as a standby but I’ll build something lighter later.
The frame itself is a gem.
Posted 4 years ago
I wasn’t sure if I should have flat bars or risers. I found them cheaply on ebay. All my other bikes have a riser bar but I’ve never given it any thought. The only concern I have is that I will want to use some sort of bar bag. Most likely a Sweet Roll from Revelate. Do these fit better to a flat or riser bar, is there an optimum width too?
That’ll look nice with a Thomson stem
Waits for the postman.
Nice to see those grips finding a home! Looks sweet.
They feel great!Posted 4 years agoheuer27Member
Keep the bars old school narrow. I started off with 680mm bars and on a touring bike it felt way too wide when loaded up. Got them at about 600mm now feels much better and you really notice the aerodynamic advantage when chundering along all day. Also gets you a bit more upright so you can see the scenery.Posted 4 years ago
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