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    New wheels and new shoes. Love this bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rastaman View Post
    New wheels and new shoes. Love this bike.
    I love the Tanwall!


    *Also does anyone have a picture of anything raceface atlas green on this color el mar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rastaman View Post
    New wheels and new shoes. Love this bike.
    I really hope Maxxis expands the gumwall range beyond the Ardent eventually. They look so good on a classy steel frame like the El Mar.

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    I found a size medium 2013 black and green frame and built it up on Friday.
    I gave up my Mamasita and used most of the parts from it for the new build. I then took it for a Saturday morning ride up to Cripple Creek, a 42 mile with 7700 ft of climbing.
    Wow, I really love when I put together a bike and it feels so natural to ride. It's setup as SS with 32 x 20 gearing and I was very happy how it climbs. I did use a 110mm stem and I think that is part of what makes it feel so good.
    Pictures to come as soon as I get a chance to re-size them.
    Good job Salsa, and I see why so many people are using this bike on the Tour Divide. Had thought about a Fargo now that it has the alternator drop-outs but the bb is to low for me, glad I found the El Mar.

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    I've searched but cannot find the El Mariachi photo thread?-ss.jpg


    Here is my El Mar...I love this bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by D0rk View Post
    I really hope Maxxis expands the gumwall range beyond the Ardent eventually. They look so good on a classy steel frame like the El Mar.
    I certainly hope so, I was using the Ignitor/Ikon the past 2 years and would have love to stay with them.
    I will see how the Ardent does this weekend especially with the 2.4 up front.

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    Re: I've searched but cannot find the El Mariachi photo thread?

    I just picked up my new ride last week.
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    I've searched but cannot find the El Mariachi photo thread?-10295476_10203937007013861_3710846008601575946_o.jpg

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    My 2012 got a new frame. Shorter chainstays are noticeable while cornering and climbing but its not too bad. Improved cable routing is awesome. The ride is identical to my old frame. ETT seems longer which is nice, but the specs are the same as 2012 so Im not sure if Im just imagining things.
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    Question: how is the cable routing different on the shorter chainstay El Mars than 2013 and earlier (the "woodcuts" as I think of them)? I thought the only difference between my 2013 and 2014 frames was the seat tube bend that allows for a shorter chainstay. Cheers.
    1989 Bridgestone mb-3
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    2012 has the old school road bike downtube exposed cables.
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    Thanks, learned something new.
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    Re: I've searched but cannot find the El Mariachi photo thread?


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    My new El Mar in the wild on it's first ride:

    I've searched but cannot find the El Mariachi photo thread?-elmarbuild.jpg

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    What fork do you have on your EM?

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    It's the old steel Inbred Superlight On one fork.
    Last edited by jfcooper; 07-17-2014 at 09:18 AM.

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    Just picked up a el mariachi ti… can't wait to get it dirty!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CG3 View Post
    Just picked up a el mariachi ti… can't wait to get it dirty!
    I might be slightly biased, but nice bike!

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    I've searched but cannot find the El Mariachi photo thread?-914770_1504376286465367_1062834935_n.jpg
    Current setup with Whiskey No. 9 rigid fork and XO1 drivetrain. Final configuration for Trans North Georgia
    "...when I stand to climb I'm like the Hulk rowing the USS Badass up the Kickass River."
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    Re: I've searched but cannot find the El Mariachi photo thread?

    The latest incarnation of my EM....
    1x10 and Jones bars. Ready to bikepack!
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    I've searched but cannot find the El Mariachi photo thread?-el-mar.jpg

    I absolutely love this thing.

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    This is mine - bought it new in 2010.
    Sold it "as new" in 2011.
    Got it back yesterday! Still like new...and still one of the prettiest bikes made!
    All stock. The guy that had it the last 3 years cut down the bars ( ), but that's okay - I'm into low risers and 31.8 bars anyway, so I have some on the way.

    So stoked to have it back. Such a simple but awesome ride... The seatpost slipped about 1" on my ride - better get out the torque wrench!

    This one is a Large. I bought a Medium a couple years back, but I always felt a little cramped on it - and it was a bit twitchy. This one...ROCKS!!


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    I've searched but cannot find the El Mariachi photo thread?-dsc_2104.jpg

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    SGL176 Pa
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    new El Mar porn...

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    Mine...totally naked!
    Should be fully accessorized by friday.

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