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    I was told end of March for a Medium 2011 Ridgeline-29 SL.

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    Who are you talking to?

    Quote Originally Posted by staylor
    I was told end of March for a Medium 2011 Ridgeline-29 SL.
    That's why I tend to be fan of quoting. Not pictures though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tl1
    That's why I tend to be fan of quoting. Not pictures though!
    Consider yourself quoted. ;-)

    This wasn't directed at anyone specifically, though Velosprocket did ask 'Did they say when they'll be ready?'. Not knowing whether he was talking about the 2011 Pro29 or Ridgeline (as both bikes are now covered in this thread) I thought I'd mention what I know about the Ridgeline.

    On another note, I was told the next batch won't have the alu sleeves in the head tube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by staylor
    Consider yourself quoted. ;-)

    This wasn't directed at anyone specifically, though Velosprocket did ask 'Did they say when they'll be ready?'. Not knowing whether he was talking about the 2011 Pro29 or Ridgeline (as both bikes are now covered in this thread) I thought I'd mention what I know about the Ridgeline.

    On another note, I was told the next batch won't have the alu sleeves in the head tube.
    FYI, the 2011 pro29 I received Dec 30th doesn't have the aluminum sleeve in the heatube either.

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    I think I found the long lost twin of our Prototypes

    http://salsacycles.com/culture/intro...l_mariachi_ti/

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6thElement
    I think I found the long lost twin of our Prototypes

    http://salsacycles.com/culture/intro...l_mariachi_ti/
    Minus the frame price, the Salsa name isn't worth the premium. It is a great bike though!

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    The salsa has the 2" downtube. I don't think the proto has that but I could be wrong.

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    I was wrong, they both have the 2" downtube. I personally like the salsa version with the etched graphics.

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    I just don't get how they look so much alike...
    You would think they would be different... Salsa cost less
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    Lynskey proto = $1100 for the frame
    Salsa El Mar Ti = $1800

    Lynskey build Ti frames for lots of people, not sure if they're building these Salsa's or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6thElement
    Lynskey proto = $1100 for the frame
    Salsa El Mar Ti = $1800

    Lynskey build Ti frames for lots of people, not sure if they're building these Salsa's or not.
    They are
    And 1100.00??? Is that a close out?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1993gsxr907
    They are
    And 1100.00??? Is that a close out?
    Yep - it was a closeout. Retail is quite a bit more - closest thing is the Ridgeline for $1850.

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    They were prototype frames, sold off cheap. So I guess that's a closeout.

    Those of us that jumped on the deal got a good one

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    Salskey El Lynskiachi Ti

    Quote Originally Posted by 6thElement
    I think I found the long lost twin of our Prototypes

    http://salsacycles.com/culture/intro...l_mariachi_ti/
    long lost twin or stepbrother?

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    Quote Originally Posted by phillabong
    long lost twin or stepbrother?
    stepsister...that's what I ride but a 2010...
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    guess what theme i went with?

    I think it turned out alright.

    '11 Lynskey 29er Prototype-img_0091.jpg

    '11 Lynskey 29er Prototype-img_0092.jpg

    '11 Lynskey 29er Prototype-img_0093.jpg

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    uhmerica

    I was thinking more like the Nuge's guitar, but whatever.

    Actually, I decided that since the frame was made in America, I'd try to build the bike with stuff made in America by American companies. The saddle's not but just about everything else is. I even bit the bullet and replaced my Ergons with American made Oury grips.

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    What type of tire clearance is there on the prototypes and the ridgelines in the rear. Would a 2.25 racing ralph fit on a stans rim?

    Fixed dropouts - not the sliders.

    Thanks.
    "The thing is, Bob, it's not that I'm lazy, it's that I just don't care."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Giant
    What type of tire clearance is there on the prototypes and the ridgelines in the rear. Would a 2.25 racing ralph fit on a stans rim?

    Fixed dropouts - not the sliders.

    Thanks.
    I've got WTB 2.3 MutanoRaptors on my prototype, and there is still a good bit of clearance.

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    300 mile update

    So far, so good. I did a moderately hard ride up near Asheville NC yesterday at Bent Creek on rocky, root-strewn singletrack and a few gravel roads. But I think 95% of my rides so far on this build have been rocky singletrack. I've only had to change to a shorter stem length to compensate for the difference in ETT from my Stumpy HT, in order to get the fit right.

    I'd say this frame is as stiff as I need it to be (thanks to that fat downtube) on climbs and it's still very plush. I used to feel fatigued - especially in my lower back - after an hour in the saddle on the Stumpy. I rode hard for 3 hours yesterday without a break and felt good to go another couple of hours when we finished up. That alone has made this frame well worth the investment!

    Oh yeah, no creaky headset yet either. I've ridden in the rain once and I've also done four muddy rides (thanks to our crappy winter weather this season) but so far nothing has disappointed me in regards to frame performance. And since I only have $750 in this frame after I parted out the rigid fork that came with it and my used Stumpy frame on eBay, I'm very pleased with the results.

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    What's the story with the Al sleaves in the head tube? my Ridgline will be in at the beginning of April (so they say) will it have Al inserts or not?

    Mojo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mojo Man
    What's the story with the Al sleaves in the head tube? my Ridgline will be in at the beginning of April (so they say) will it have Al inserts or not?

    Mojo
    See post #78 above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ottoreni View Post
    With that aluminum insert in the headtube, I can only imagine how loud the creak will become in that area once you start riding that frame.
    1100 singletrack miles so far. No Creak.

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