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    Fargo Flat Bar question

    Wondering about sizing for a flat bar Fargo Rival conversion. I ride a 55 Vaya flat bar conversion with butterfly bars. Running a 110mm stem to compensate for shortened cockpit and ride primarily on sides of the butterfly (similar to hoods i suppose). The grips portion is too close for most situations, but not uncomfortable. I am 5í9 and change, 150lbs, and 31 inseam. Would probably take a medium mountain bike frame in most every brand. I am wondering though if I could fit a Large if I am going to make it a flat bar?? Having trouble finding anybody selling medium frame.

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    Want flat bars? Buy a bike with flat bars.
    The geometry is not the same, a drop bar bike has a top tube about 2 inches shorter than a flat bar bike

    Quote Originally Posted by feldy0084 View Post
    Wondering about sizing for a flat bar Fargo .
    Plenty to pick from, why not do it right instead of ghetto?
    You will be more comfortable on a bike that is correct.
    Many a flat bar frame made by Salsa and others.

    Butterfly bars are made to replace flat bars not drops.

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    Yeah, i get that. I need a super short ETT because of major hip surgery and necessity to have very little reach and tall stack. Thatís why i chopped up my Vaya. And it is incredibly comfortable for me. Just wondering if i sized up to do the conversion, if it theoretically would still be way too big. I am not able to demo a Fargo where Iím at now, so just wondering if anyone has done the same to their Fargo and has any feedback.

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