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    paragon rocker dropouts for a gen 1 fargo?????

    www.paragonmachineworks.com - DS1035BDStainlessSteelFrameComponentsforRockerDrop outwithEyeletsRightSidewithHoleforSeatstayKitorder insertsandkitseparately

    gen1 salsa fargo

    Someone knows if these 2 things will work together

    is a 2009 fargo frame compatable with paragon rocker dropouts

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    Your question requires more detail. You have selected a stainless Drop-out for a Steel? frame. Jointing required in this combination is silver braze. Have you got this concept sorted? There are other issues and I think some face to face advise from a frame builder may be in order.

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    If I don't make an attempt, how will I know if it will work?

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    I think he's asking if the slider will work, not the brazed-on part. I seem to remember some similarity. However, there is not enough info. I doubt the slider will work, but it's always possible

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    The 2009 fargo dropout is shaped somewhat similar to the later salsa alternator dropout that uses swinging inserts plates. Rather than taking the drastic action of trying to adapt an entirely new paragon dropout design to the frame, I might first try to see if it were possible to re-work the fargos existing dropout to incorperate the mounintng bolt hole and slot that are needed for using the alternator swing plates (which are easily available as replacement parts).

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    will rocker fit in the frame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Malcolm View Post
    Your question requires more detail. You have selected a stainless Drop-out for a Steel? frame. Jointing required in this combination is silver braze. Have you got this concept sorted? There are other issues and I think some face to face advise from a frame builder may be in order.

    Eric
    The word salsa is part of the seat stay, just above the dropout. The round tube, seat stay, does not meet the dropout. This is the gen2 but the stays look the same.

    will the rocker fit the frame =?

    silver braze ...thanks

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    When the paragon dropout is correctly aligned and brazed to the chainstay, It does not appear to me that the seatstay tab on the paragon dropout would extend far enough up reach the fargo seatstay tubing. With enough time reworking and extending the parts, it might somehow be possible to do but it certainly would not be a straitforward job of directly switching out one dropout for another. Salsa alternator DO'd look like they would be a more straitforward retrofit

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    A Black Cat dropout might work, but since I have neither the dropouts or the frame sitting around I couldn't tell you exactly.

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    No, they won't fit without replacing lots of other stuff. Get a new frame or a singulator or an ENO hub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walt View Post
    No, they won't fit without replacing lots of other stuff. Get a new frame or a singulator or an ENO hub.

    -Walt
    aHHH ok

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    The early frame/forks used a non suspension corrected geometry, which is awesome. Not that it's really rare or valuable, but it'd be a shame to chop up an early Fargo frame. And you could very easily purchase a new frame that accommodates chain tension for what it would take to pay someone to convert the OG Fargo.

    If you're dead set on doing it yourself, step into the rabbit hole of building a complete frame.
    Slowly slipping to retrogrouchyness

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