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    The El Mariachi photo thread!

    Anyone care to post me the link... it's driving me a little crackers.

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    I think it may have been deleted accidentally by a vacating mod. I will search around but so far haven't found anything similar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockcrusher
    I think it may have been deleted accidentally by a vacating mod. I will search around but so far haven't found anything similar.
    I guess we'd better start a new one, 'eh!! Here are a few to get you started... My two El Mariachis, in various states of dress.
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    start a new one or re-name this thread
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    It's always good to see pics of mgersib's bikes. mgersib you have a real flair for good builds. BTW what is the setup with the Maverick?
    2 of my biggest regrets in life is missing out on the Tomatillo green El M and the orange Dos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hud
    It's always good to see pics of mgersib's bikes. mgersib you have a real flair for good builds. BTW what is the setup with the Maverick?
    2 of my biggest regrets in life is missing out on the Tomatillo green El M and the orange Dos.
    Thank you very much for the compliment... I've run the SC32 on both of my El Mariachis, but am currently running it on the red bike. The green bike is running rigid and singlespeed, while my red bike is pullin' geared hardtail duty.

    I bet you can still get on a green El M if you really want to... There are still a few new framesets floating around if you keep your eyes open, and nice used ones definitely pop up every so often too. Though I'm not typically too keen on buying used bikes, the green El Mariachi is one I'd strongly consider buying used after having owned one... It's just that good. It very well may be a "lifetime keeper" for me.

    My orange Dos is still in the house too... It just isn't built up right now. If I get more than five bikes built for myself at any given time, it gets to be too much of a hassle from a maintenance standpoint, so right now the Dos is taking a little break. I'm rockin' two El Mariachis, a Big Mama, a Fargo and a Chili Con Crosso. When you add in my wife's Casseroll, that's six built Salsas in my basement right now... and four of 'em are steel. I like that ratio!!
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    Living in Australia means there are not many floating around. I have Niner SIR9 so I really don't need an EL M. A Dos would be nice but I already have four bikes...

    So, with the SC32 you are running it at 100mm with a '29er kit' is that correct? Where do find these travel reducers?
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    mine....
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmw
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hud
    So, with the SC32 you are running it at 100mm with a '29er kit' is that correct? Where do find these travel reducers?
    I believe Quality Bicycle Products stocks the travel reducers or you can get them from Maverick American -- www.maverickbike.com. But to answer your question, yes, I do have the travel reducers installed, so the fork has about 88mm of travel. The SC32 is a good match with the handling of the El Mariachi frame. I'm not as big a fan of it on the Dos. I like the Reba better on the front of the Dos for some reason... not exactly sure why.

    I haven't tried a Reba on the Big Mama, but between a Fox and an SC32, there's no comparison, the Fox is definitely where it's at. It's the best fork I've ridden thus far.
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    Love the Tomatillo green El M as well- there was one in the classifieds here for like a month that my buddy picked up to compliment his red- it was less than $400 shipped and it is in great shape- In person I have yet to see one I don't like.

    I built up mine as a 1X9 and it is a keeper, I am usually a bit quick to change bikes if something catches my eye but this one is just different. Is it wrong to like a bike so much? Especially one that is so obviously male... should it be a Mama instead? Nope I'm secure...in my bike love.
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    Here is my green mariachi. I picked mine up late last year on ebay from some shop in Canada. I love mine, since I have upgraded my rear tire to a 2.4 Racing Ralph.

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    more of mine:
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmw
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    Haven't seen any updates here in a while.

    Here is mine:




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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidR1
    Haven't seen any updates here in a while.

    Here is mine:



    Looks good- how are you liking the "stans" tires and what size are you running?
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    I have done a few mods since the first post.... still no action shots, sad but work does not allow too many non solo rides these days

    A shame the red never quite looks right in pictures- still loving it but the ti post has added a bit of comfort on longer rides or seated climbs- I also just changed over to some foul weather rubber and decided on some Rampages, no ride on them yet so I hope I like them-
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    ^^^^Damn! Your build is near perfect.

    Thinking I might make a few changes to mine even though my girlfriend has pretty much taken it over as her own.




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    Quote Originally Posted by knottshore
    Looks good- how are you liking the "stans" tires and what size are you running?
    I like the Raven's, and am currently running the 2.2's. The Raven makes a pretty nice rear tire for the hardpack terrain we mostly have around here. I'm thinking of switching the front to a Racing Ralph next year in a 2.25 in search of a bit more traction in the front.

    I have found that you really need to play around with the tire pressure of the Raven in order to find what works best for you.

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    thats cool, SS setup make the bike look so simple without gears.I guess 2.4 tyres wide up front take the edge off up front. What size the frame?

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    Small/16" frame. The 2.4 mountain kings rock.

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    cool, this will be my frame size but I will be running full gears 3 x 9 as some trails I ride are technically steep. I might copy your tires combo (2.4 front and 2.2 rear).

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    Here is my formerly really scratched up Superior Blue '07 El Mariachi. I sent it in and had it "Gun Kote" treated in a really dark purple with cream white panel, red pinstripes, and red decal, all in Gun Kote. I should be getting around to building it up here after it is shipped to me late this week.
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    The way it looks best. Running a set of blunts with Trek TLR tubeless strips. This bike is a hell of alot of fun!

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    great work, can't wait to see the build?

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    GT, if you don't mind, can you post the cost of the "Gun Kote"? Just did a Google search on "gun kote" & found a "brushed stainless" color. It's pretty inexpensive as well, $15.99 for an 8 oz can of the stuff. Gives me ideas for a used/new Mariachi frame I might be acquiring in the near future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sometimes
    GT, if you don't mind, can you post the cost of the "Gun Kote"? Just did a Google search on "gun kote" & found a "brushed stainless" color. It's pretty inexpensive as well, $15.99 for an 8 oz can of the stuff. Gives me ideas for a used/new Mariachi frame I might be acquiring in the near future.
    I don't have the frame back yet, but when I do get it, I'll try to let you know. Keep in mind that a single color will be waaay less expensive and get to your door quicker than mine did.

    The process is handled through Ben's Cycles, by the way. So you might want to contact them directly if you are interested in this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitar Ted
    I don't have the frame back yet, but when I do get it, I'll try to let you know. Keep in mind that a single color will be waaay less expensive and get to your door quicker than mine did.

    The process is handled through Ben's Cycles, by the way. So you might want to contact them directly if you are interested in this.

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    I don't have anything that needs koting right now so I don't mind waiting until you get your frame back to find out the price.

    I'll probably try a DIY approach first in any case & if that isn't satisfactory then I'll just send the frame off to the pros. Cost permitting.

    Thanks for the link.

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    Here it is back in my home. The flash from the camera brings out the purple more, but without that intense light it looks very much like an eggplant color.

    Anyway, the cost for this with panel and custom masked decal, (everything you see is Gun Kote, no decals in the traditional sense), is about $500.00. That said, a single color job is approximately $350.00.

    Get a hold of Ben's Cycle if you are interested. They really are "officially" only doing this sort of thing on their in house Milwaukee branded stuff, but will entertain outside jobs if you contact them.
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    GT, thanks for posting the pics & price.

    From your pics, your bike turned out great! The koting looks just like paint in the pics.

    Even a $350 single color koting is a bit too much for me. Well, ok, a lot too much for me :-). I think I'll just stick to aluminum frames for now & just strip them down to their raw state & leave it at that.

    But I'll probably give DIY koting of bike parts that can fit in an oven just to see how the coating is for durability. Probably in either SS or brushed Ti. I'll be shooting for a sort of monochrome look.

    Thanks again.

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    my bike Sancho

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    nice El Mariachi

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    Thanks! It's been an awesome ride.

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    Got the Gun Kote El Mariachi together and thought I'd share. (The blue chain will be replaced with a purple one, otherwise it's done)

    23lbs as she sits.
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    very nice Guitar Ted, show us some more clear good pics. Is that a Salsa bottle cage you using, any good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wannabeRacer
    very nice Guitar Ted, show us some more clear good pics. Is that a Salsa bottle cage you using, any good?
    There are a couple more images here: http://g-tedproductions.blogspot.com...full-view.html

    You can click the pics to enlarge them there.

    The Salsa bottle cages have been great. I have two more like them on my Fargo. Never dropped a bottle, and being stainless steel, they do not mark up the bottles either.
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    Red is back in action

    Got Red#5 back in action this week. Sweet! Like putting on a comfy soft leather glove.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GnatBikes
    Got Red#5 back in action this week. Sweet! Like putting on a comfy soft leather glove.

    Gnat
    Isn't she lovely? I've been riding my red El Mariachi a ton lately since getting the new Absolute + damper for my Minute 29 fork. Between it, my Fargo and my Chili Con Crosso, I haven't been riding much else.

    I hate to say it, but my Big Mama hasn't been getting much saddle time lately... There just aren't enough bumps in the ground this time of year! That's OK though, it had lots of good miles over the summer. The sloppy season isn't prime full suspension season anyway!
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    I have to thank this thread for re-igniting my love for my El Mar. I'm made some "upgrades" recently and have been loving this bike!! (Especially with the lighter wheels!)
    Upgrades as follows:
    X2 Stem, Hope Mono M4 Brakes 183/160, White Industries M16 Hubs/DT Comps/Stan Arches, Delta Bolt-on skewers, Tubeless to Crossmark & Rampage. Threw on the fork as well.


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    nice bike and upgrade.
    what do you think of the Manitou fork?

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    My drop bar El Mar. I still need a few parts.

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    Here is my updated bike ready for the 2010 race season:







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    nice build
    you might wanna think about getting a longer chain

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    Quote Originally Posted by wannabeRacer
    nice build
    you might wanna think about getting a longer chain
    Thanks for the advice, never had any problems with the chain.
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    Chain guide?

    Which chain guide are you using there and how is it working? I have been having trouble with the Jump Stop on mine. Would also like to get rid of the bash guard.

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    Hey Tdee, how about some updated photos on the drop-bar El Mar? How does it ride? Have been toying with the idea putting drop bars on my EM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tproc
    Which chain guide are you using there and how is it working? I have been having trouble with the Jump Stop on mine. Would also like to get rid of the bash guard.
    I to had problems with my N-Gear jump stop. Unless it was set up exactly perfect, I would drop the chain.

    This is a Paul Chainkeeper. Only about 100 miles so far, without a dropped chain.
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    I'm sure there will be some new el Mariachi's showing up here soon...

    here's my trusty original el Mariachi, 1x8 with a Paul thumbie mount, Waltworks fork, etc...
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    Here's the latest shot of "Grimace", the '07 El Mariachi that I had Gun Koted last year. Still lovin' it!
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    Nice to see this thread get bumped back up- I made a few mods to my Red Mariachi- I finally replaced the grips... another set of ODI's- For a while I was running a Thomson Masterpiece post but went to a straight ti and loved it... just installed the laid back ti post and can't say how much it adds to the comfort- between the big rubber, smooth steel, and ti post it is almost cheating calling it a "rigid"! I also ran some 2.4 Racing Ralphs (which did buzz the stays on my flows if I torqued it on a steep climb) I just never fell in love with them and they are very delicate so back to the Weirwolfs... and Rampages in the foul weather-

    I had a set of Hope/Flows built up to get a bit more out the the big volume tires- So far this year it has been a SS but I may go back to 1X9 if the need arises... the beauty of the Mariachi it can match your mood-

    This thing makes me feel like a kid on a well loved BMX bike- just fun- I have been riding my full squish for the past few rides but can't wait to take the mean red machine soon- Ride on-
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    Here's mine, past and present.

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    Throwing my Mariachi into the mix,

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    my 2011

    Sold everything else...this is my only bike...and it does what I need it to...
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    finally the blue smurf is out, I tested one of this twice already and its nice, just have to dial the front suspension which I'm not use to coming from rigid steel fork

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    2010 El Mariachi

    Sorry guys but I took the lazy approach and pasted the link to pictures of my rig (racing out the door to work!):-

    Show us your bike porn

    As stated elsewhere the onlybits that are new is the frame, headset, tyres, chain and grips. The rest has been cobbled from bits and pieces.

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    My new-to-me frame and fork, done up as a rigid single speed. Only a couple of rides and some backyard practicing so far, but I'm having such a blast on this bike! It really is like being a kid again...

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    might take some more shots later, but you get the gist. this thing is gorgeous.

    photo courtesy of Mr. Hash.

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    Dan, nice choice, can't wait to see it built up.
    Where did you end up getting it From?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanConway



    might take some more shots later, but you get the gist. this thing is gorgeous.

    photo courtesy of Mr. Hash.

    That blue looks darker on yours vs the website. Is that the case or is it your lighting making it darker ? Looks great.

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    The blue is a little darker than the website photos, but the lighting in that particular photo definitely makes it seem even deeper than it is.

    also, i got it at an LBS through qbp. i think qbp had something like 11 frames in stock and i managed to snag one of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanConway
    The blue is a little darker than the website photos, but the lighting in that particular photo definitely makes it seem even deeper than it is.

    also, i got it at an LBS through qbp. i think qbp had something like 11 frames in stock and i managed to snag one of them.
    It's lighter in person, but I haven't seen any pics that are actually the same as the real life color.

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    Just got my frame. Medium and weighs 2424g. Can't wait to build it up.

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    I hope to have pics of mine this weekend.....built it up yesterday....gonna ride tonight.
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    built!

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    Very nice. We have the same frame and grips (and number of gears).

    I can't wait to get mine finished.
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    Here is mine.....just 2 weeks old.

    Love the way it rides.

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    [QUOTE=mtnbikej]Here is mine.....just 2 weeks old.


    What size is it? Bike looks very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbikej
    Here is mine.....just 2 weeks old.


    What size is it? Bike looks very good.


    Large/20"

    Pics have the fork set at 120mm, but I reduced it down to 100mm before I even rode it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitar Ted
    Got the Gun Kote El Mariachi together and thought I'd share. (The blue chain will be replaced with a purple one, otherwise it's done)

    23lbs as she sits.
    What kind of seat post is that?

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    My old El Mariachi which was an amazing bike ...



    ... an the new one with alfine hub!

    It's got to be AUSTRIA !!!

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    I love the "salsa el mariachi 2007" if someone wants to sell Let me know yours

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    There was a 2007 complete on ebay yesterday. From canadian shop. Seems like a good deal around $1100

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    Quote Originally Posted by ECOdork
    There was a 2007 complete on ebay yesterday. From canadian shop. Seems like a good deal around $1100
    Thank´s.

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    Here is my New El Mar on its first time out today!
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    Those new ones are great looking bikes.

    Porter, what travel is that fork?

    Also,
    Would you say the color is baby blue? Maybe darker? It seems like every picture in this link of the new one shows a very different hue than the next.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by money
    Those new ones are great looking bikes.

    Porter, what travel is that fork?

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    Would you say the color is baby blue? Maybe darker? It seems like every picture in this link of the new one shows a very different hue than the next.

    Thanks

    They are a baby blue......different cameras make them look different.

    The color it pretty spot on to the one on the Salsa website.
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    Yes it is baby blue but I would like to call it blue bird sky blue

    The fork is a 120 talas. I don’t have it dialed in at the moment but seems to fit the bike perfect!

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    2011 Complete?

    How about some more pics of the 2011 Complete? I'm waiting to get one (March), and all I've seen are the pics on the Salsa site.

    Would love to see more, to help hold me over.

    Thanks.

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    It is a Cane Creek Thudbuster LT suspension seat post. They work great. Only downside is that after extended use, the bushings loosen up, and they will develop a rattle. You can get a rebuild kit from Cane Creek though, so they can be restored to like-new operating status.

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    thar she blows, at least for now

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    Nothing out of the ordinary. I absolutely love it, though.

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    what happens when fellow workmates try to get one over you ... that is wrapping film we used to secure loose chimneys following the 7.1 quake we had in september 2010 ...

    there is a red el mariachi under there somewhere ...
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    Just received today. Build up will be done this weekend.


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    stef j. - me likes a lot! Which BB are you using?

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    For now I'm just using the ultra cheap shimano LX square-taper BB. Does the job very well.

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    Nice bike! Is it a Niner fork? Did you have it custom painted?
    Last edited by maxxim; 02-08-2011 at 11:02 AM.

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    It's a custom painted niner fork. I've bought a raw one so the paint costs were low.

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    Custom Independent Fabrications Ti Deluxe
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    Quote Originally Posted by sachase
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    thanks.
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    Can not start the build. Everybody is out of Mariachi forks

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    how tall do you have to be, to not look silly on this bike?

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    What do you think the colors would look like on this build at Speedgoat would look like? I'm not sure on the white forks with white rims?

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    Quote Originally Posted by reckless
    What do you think the colors would look like on this build at Speedgoat would look like? I'm not sure on the white forks with white rims?


    Ummmmm......have you not looked at all the pics in this thread......it is the Light Blue frame with a white Reba, White Arch's.........kinda like, oh, I don't know....the one I have shown above.

    Here it is again:

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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/empire_rdr/5506699465/" title="Salsa El Mariachi by BForrer, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5058/5506699465_858f5d29ef.jpg" width="500" height="313" alt="Salsa El Mariachi" /></a>

    Here's mine! I built it up over the winter,so hopefully winter will be over soon so I can ride it.

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    tubless


    with a red p-35 rim


    with skinny tires 47cc

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