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    1983 Salsa Scoboni

    I've been really lucky and gotten some special (to me) bikes lately. The people of this forum are incredible and I thank my lucky stars to have met some of you.

    The lady I bought it from is the original owner and somehow lost the original stem when she replaced it with a more upright stem and some riser bars a while ago. So, I am on a passive hunt for that. It would probably have been something similar to what unospeedo and DoubleCentury has on theirs of similar era/vintage.

    I've changed the pedals for riding and both front and rear derailleurs, shifters, grips, bars, stem, saddle, and water bottle cage. As far as I can tell, almost everything else is original.

    Thanks to rismtb for the great derailleurs and Jeff Archer for the introduction to the owner. And DC for also trying to help.









    Thanks for checking it out and lemme know if you ever come across a Ross-made, 4 bolt brazed on stub of a stem.
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    That´s beautifull. Love the color.
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    No wonder she likes it...
    It's Tiffany's Blue. LOL
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    It's not silly boy. It's teal. However, I do love me a little blue box with a little white ribbon.

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    Nice score, quite the piece of history. Wondering what the hot temp thermometer means?

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    It's caliente!

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    Dang, what a collection you have quietly built up!

    Did you receive the original sales receipt for this bike?

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    G,

    That's a great looking bike. Love the details.

    Color matched pump is a nice touch, and I kind of dig the red stem on it for a bit of pop.



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    ahh Si

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    It's not silly boy. It's teal. However, I do love me a little blue box with a little white ribbon.
    I have a friend that had her Mountain Cycle San Andreas painted Tiffany's Blue.
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    Oh that is a sexy color! Digging it. So the red stem isn't original? Good enough stand in for now, I gotta say....
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    Beautiful!


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    Thanks everybody. While these early 80's bikes feel heavy, once they get going, they're awfully fun to ride. Plus, they're just beautiful and unique. I got it all dirty a few weeks ago and while I let my other bikes stay dirty, I just couldn't bear to see it dirty so I had to clean it up.

    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleCentury View Post
    Dang, what a collection you have quietly built up!

    Did you receive the original sales receipt for this bike?
    Noooooooo.....(hint, hint!)

    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    Oh that is a sexy color! Digging it. So the red stem isn't original? Good enough stand in for now, I gotta say....
    Thanks! Yeah, it's quite the perfect little placeholder but there is a little buzzing in the back of my mind that it's my final nitpick on this.

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    That is a lil thing of beauty, odd rear brake cable hanger no? Certainly unique. I too like the red stem, also Shafer made? Cheers and congrats

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Claus View Post
    That is a lil thing of beauty, odd rear brake cable hanger no? Certainly unique. I too like the red stem, also Shafer made? Cheers and congrats
    yeah, that stop is something new to me.



    The stem is Potts made. Thanks!

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    That's awesome!! Any better pics of that fork crown?
    Each bicycle owned exponentially increases the probability that none is working correctly.

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    yes! here ya go:








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    Nice!!

    I wish every bike ever made came with some variation of this fork.

    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    yes! here ya go:
    Each bicycle owned exponentially increases the probability that none is working correctly.

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    Drool....
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    Refreshing post to see! Delightful bike and photos!
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    all the lil' details just kill it, the pump peg, the cantilever cable hanger. The color and the early thermometer logo. I like the red stem

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    This is the thinned out version on the lower plane, and doesn't wrap around the legs. Legs are actually made out of chainstays.

    Quote Originally Posted by laffeaux View Post
    Nice!!

    I wish every bike ever made came with some variation of this fork.

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    Beautiful.

    I agree with ECS and others - stem looks good!
    Wanted: more of the same ... but different

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleCentury View Post
    This is the thinned out version on the lower plane, and doesn't wrap around the legs. Legs are actually made out of chainstays.
    Really? Learn something new every day. I'm going to have to measure them...


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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Really? Learn something new every day. I'm going to have to measure them...
    Legs are round at the top, bladed in the middle, round at the bottom.

    The original bi-plane crowns were way over-built so he took off more material on the lower plane. Yours is a pretty clear example. Some of the bikes for lighter, smaller riders got much thinner material throughout.

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    WoW! Thanks fantastic! LOve the color and funky stop.

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    Love that bike. You'll find a stem what with your luck!

    Great info DC.

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