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    Has anyone here ever tried to use a frame bag on a Sawyer? I'm looking to build up a touring rig, and I'd like a sawyer, but due to its unique frame design, I'm thinking I would run into too many issues when mounting cargo accessories.

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    Can anyone confirm stock stem length/rise on the 17.5" frame?

    This thread says, 105mm, +/-7 degrees on the 19" frame.

    Found some other sources indicating 100mm, +/-7 degrees on the 17.5" frame.
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    I'm lovin' my 2012 Sawyer and have done some modest changes/upgrades. Great bike by all accounts.

    So great, in fact, that my brother now wants a 2011 in XL. I can't seem to find a stock one for sale anywhere after a year of looking... and the modified ones are a bit pricey on the 'Bay. Anyone selling out there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonmustang View Post
    I'm lovin' my 2012 Sawyer and have done some modest changes/upgrades. Great bike by all accounts.

    So great, in fact, that my brother now wants a 2011 in XL. I can't seem to find a stock one for sale anywhere after a year of looking... and the modified ones are a bit pricey on the 'Bay. Anyone selling out there?
    I had better luck with pinkbikes than eBay. Just post a WTB and check regularly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steinercat View Post
    I had better luck with pinkbikes than eBay. Just post a WTB and check regularly.
    Ah, cool -- I'll try there. Thanks!

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    Trek Sawyer Update

    I just finished painting my beast. Now for the build. It's going slow since it's planting season here, but check out the progress!

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    Love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chunkmastafunk2 View Post
    I just finished painting my beast. Now for the build. It's going slow since it's planting season here, but check out the progress!

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    Nice! Was wondering when it was going to be out.
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    She's getting there. I don't know if I want my On-One Mary bars or my Bonty RL flat. I like the 25.4 Mary bar/Thomson stem combo with the Marys for a more traditional look. Any ideas guys? If someone made a wider "Mary" type bar that'd be what I'd get.

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    Been waiting to see how that would come out. Looks good. Like the Gary Fisher badge as well.

    As far as bars, too personal to comment. When I first purchased my Sawyer, I thought the Crivitz bar would be the first to go. But I've ended up really enjoying it. If I were to slap down money on something new, I'd probably opt for the Jones H-Bar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chunkmastafunk2 View Post
    She's getting there. I don't know if I want my On-One Mary bars or my Bonty RL flat. I like the 25.4 Mary bar/Thomson stem combo with the Marys for a more traditional look. Any ideas guys? If someone made a wider "Mary" type bar that'd be what I'd get.
    I have the Marys on my Fatty and Metropolis on my Sawyer. These Surlys are about 1" wider than the Marys and 2" more than the Metropolis.

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    Gary Fisher Sawyer Completed!

    Here it is! Finally all done! It's going to remain a Gary Fisher like he intended. 1969 Chevrolet truck paint.

    Build list:
    Frame: 2011 Trek Sawyer (Gary Fisher Collection)
    Fork: 2010 Cannondale Lefty 90mm PBR Project 321 adaptor
    Headset: Cane Creek 40 w/ Niner YAWD top cap
    Stem: RXL 90
    Bars: Bontrager RL 720 15mm Rise / Bontrager Crivitz
    Grips: Ergon Biokork (RH cut and shaped for gripshift)
    Post: Thomson Setback 27.2
    Seat: WTB SST
    Brakes: Hope Tech 3 X2 160f/140r
    Shifters: SRAM X0 Twist 10 Speed
    Cassette: SRAM 1070 11-36 with Hope T-Rex 40t Expander
    Chain: SRAM 1090
    Front Der: None
    Rear Der. SRAM X9 Type 2 short cage
    Cranks: e*thirteen XCX
    Chainring: 34t Wolf Tooth Components
    Wheels: Velocity Blunt in Teak Hope rear/Lefty SL front
    Pedals: Crank Bros Eggbeater 3s
    Tires: 2.25 Onza Canis skinwall
    Bits: Dimension woodgrain cages and seatpost clamp

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    She's a beauty, and I don't mind the idea of the Lefty as far as ride quality goes, but the Lefty is throwing off the aesthetics of the bike with all the other retroesque touches you've done. For pure looks, I'd of stuck with the rigid fork. And, yes, I feel like a dork for being critical of such a sweet bike.
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    Thanks Slow Danger. I love my Lefty too much to not run it. It is for sure the mix or old and new. Maybe I will build it up rigid when I finish my bamboo race bike. For now, I am still looking for a Blunt in teak to build up a 9mm front wheel as a alternative to my Lefty wheel.

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    Concur

    Quote Originally Posted by chunkmastafunk2 View Post
    Thanks Slow Danger. I love my Lefty too much to not run it. It is for sure the mix or old and new. Maybe I will build it up rigid when I finish my bamboo race bike. For now, I am still looking for a Blunt in teak to build up a 9mm front wheel as a alternative to my Lefty wheel.
    I also have a lefty on mine which is completely setup as a 29+, I also have a lefty on my fat tire and am considering running my spare lefty on some version of a street bike???maybe my alsop softride lol Trek Sawyer-image.jpg

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    My Trek Sawyer Update

    I've stalked this thread for years. I thought I'd finally post my current iteration of the Sawyer.
    Fox Float FIT 100mm fork with the offset.
    RaceFace Turbine 1x crankset. (really janky fit for this specific combo. I don't recommend)
    MRP Chainguide
    Raceface Turbine bar
    Thompson stem, flipped of course
    KS LEV Dropper post
    XT Shifter/D
    Slllllllllllllick KMC Black/red chain
    Juicy 5 brakes with Rotors: 203F,185R
    Salsa and King bits.
    Stock, Duster wheels converted to tubeless.
    Ergo saddle cause my balls dont like regular stuff.
    Cane Creek bar ends because why not have some options on long fire road climbs.
    I'll clean it up and do some tasteful shots in a couple days.Trek Sawyer-photo.jpg.jpg

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    Anyone using a Jaand frame pack on the sawyer?

    Frame Pack

    the dimensions look good just wondering if I can keep the seat tube bottle bracket for sure, otherwise I'd make something and just take up the whole frame

    not sure where else to mount bottles then, maybe on the fork
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    Finished my first century this weekend, I have a road bike that weighs 1/2 what the sawyer does but this setup is such a smooth comfy ride, it tamed 55 miles of gravel along the way

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    WOW, I bought my Sawyer in 2011. I saw it in a shop in Manhattan (I was out there working) and I HAD to have it.

    It just occurred to me to look up peoples Sawyers this week and I had no idea they built such a following.

    I rolled around NYC on mine for a month while I was there working then brought it home to Los Angeles and ditched the fork, stem , and bars ASAP.

    Nothing against the Bontrager bars, they're on my Slingshot Farmboy and are working great.
    EVERYthing against that G2 boat anchor fork.

    anywho, I added an Origin8 Black Ops carbon fork. It was the only fork at the time that fit my weight requirements (as far as I know) It's not super light but it's a hell of a lot smoother than stock.

    Ritchey approx 1" rise bars and 120mm 6deg stem finish that off.
    WTB Saddle and the rest is stock

    OH! tires, I'm back on the original Bontrager front although it sucks for the loose sandy granite like trails around my house (near JPL) and a Kenda Nevegal 2.2 out back. I got the Kenda in Moab last year and I really like it. Too bad they seem to have stopped production.

    pictures from today during and after riding at JPL





    Aquiring a Specialized FATboy in the next month or so. I expect that will be my main trail bike for around here.

    Once I have it I'm taking the Sawyer down and doing something like;
    Belt Drive
    Alfine 8
    Rabbit Hole rim with a 29x3 Knard for the front
    Velocity Dually rim on the Alfine in the rear keeping the Kenda for now
    Stans front and rear tubeless stuff
    King headset just because it's neat-o
    and lighter stuff, seat post, crankset, pedals, seat, etc
    maybe some shimano XT or XTR brakes?

    really want a Rohloff but I have the Alfine so I'll give it a beating first.

    My Slingshot is SS and I'm happy with that for no gears.

    I have loved this bike from day one, at first just for looks (not the ride) because of the G2. I have never ridden a bike that was G2 that felt like it fit me. I'm 6'3" and 230 lbs (on a light day), with a 33-34" (short-ish) inseam and G2 feels like a huffy with a bent fork to me. Once I swapped that everything livened up and I love riding it.

    I recently found Meriwether's bike blog and I think I'll be ordering one of his Sawyer looking frames in the next year or 2. I suspect I'm too heavy for the Sawyer, it flexes EVERYwhere to the point of shifting up and down on really hard torque-y climbs. that's a lot of twist! and yes I've tried tuning it out many times...
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    I've been loving my Sawyer but thinking I might sell it and get a lighter bike to start racing. Any idea what market value would be? I also bought and had the LBS install the Fox shock fork but otherwise it's still stock.

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    Trek Sawyer Sold Prices on Ebay

    Past sales on Ebay range from $555 to $1400.

    Sales from $900 - $1000 were frequent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatoldaggie View Post
    I've been loving my Sawyer but thinking I might sell it and get a lighter bike to start racing. Any idea what market value would be? I also bought and had the LBS install the Fox shock fork but otherwise it's still stock.

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    Let me tell you a sad story. I took my Sawyer to Greece in the Summer of 2011 and really had a blast riding it there. I mostly rode a combination of gravel and paved back roads with a few trails thrown in (but really not that many) and although it was heavier than any bike I currently own it had a really good ride quality and even over there a certain coolness factor among the many people I met who were cycling enthusiasts.

    Thinking I was going to go back I left it at my mother's Apartment in Athens and there it sits in her basement storage area, still packed in it's bike case gathering rust as far as I can tell.

    I'll be going back in the Summer of 2015. Maybe I'll bring a load of parts (tires, chain, etc.) to refurbish it. I will at least bring it back this time.

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    I really like the look of this bike..

    Anyone know where closeouts might be sold?

    My LBS has none.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rerod View Post
    I really like the look of this bike..

    Anyone know where closeouts might be sold?

    My LBS has none.
    It took me almost 6 months to find one, it was local and frame only which worked great for my 29+ Build, but needed a large which is popular frame

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnl1105 View Post
    It took me almost 6 months to find one, it was local and frame only which worked great for my 29+ Build, but needed a large which is popular frame
    Thanks..

    Id like to find a medium since Im 5'9" with a gear hub.. Just wishing.. Anyone?

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