I'm looking forward to watching this build. I've been toying with a Fargo for a while. I like the 2012's as they are now suspension fork friendly if one decides to do that. I like the color better than the old mustard as well. The problem with Hydro brakes is unlike my old Rockcombo you can't just add some Bruce Gorden quick connects to the gear cables and switch back and forth from drop bars to flats quickly and easily. I prefer drops but In the winter with extra duds on it's nice to run flat bars. I like the shape of your drop bars. Needs a Brooks saddle though. Great choice on the Thompson seatpost. I bought one last year and was real impressed with the quality and strength.
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