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    Ala Carte Pics

    Interested on getting the new Ala Carte, but need a little push. any photos of the 2011 model, preferably singlespeed and carbon forks? thks

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    In for pics. I'd love to have one set up SS and 650b. I really like that green.

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    Mine is getting on a bit, but I'll never sell it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KiwiJohn
    Mine is getting on a bit, but I'll never sell it.
    Looks 'tired'. Sometimes owners can reflect their possesions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdstorer
    Looks 'tired'. Sometimes owners can reflect their possesions.
    I never sleep behind the bar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdstorer
    Looks 'tired'. Sometimes owners can reflect their possesions.
    Thats suPrising. It looks like fun to me.
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    Bump. Can't find any good Ala Carte threads. Did these not sell well? Is the El Mariachi stealing all of the sales?

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    I got it. It's awesome! Can post piccies tomorrow

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    Really would love to see pics as I have been fighting the urge to purchase because I don't need a frame but it just looks too god. I am also afraid that if I let them pass by this may be the last year as 29ers just sell better and I just pefer a 26er
    I guarantee I will never, ever be accused of bringing sexy back...

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    Here are a few I found using google images...















    I love that green!
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    Haha - mine's the one in the middle with the black rigid forks, inverted stem and flat bars. Now sporting a Rasta King and Rasta Flip-offs.

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    Nice bikes.

    I ordered one and will build it 650b SS. These pics should hold me over till I get the frame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ranier View Post
    Nice bikes.

    I ordered one and will build it 650b SS. These pics should hold me over till I get the frame.

    Any updates?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 88 rex View Post
    Any updates?
    I'm still waiting for the hoops and fork. The wait is killing me...
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    I ordered one of these (in green) the other day. I was contemplating a steel HT or moving to a 29er, actually leaning toward the El Mariachi, but then I saw this frame on Salsa's site and fell in love. I wasn't planning on building up a bike, but I am interested in giving it a try and this gave me the excuse

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    Quote Originally Posted by whiskeytangofoxtrot View Post
    I ordered one of these (in green) the other day. I was contemplating a steel HT or moving to a 29er, actually leaning toward the El Mariachi, but then I saw this frame on Salsa's site and fell in love. I wasn't planning on building up a bike, but I am interested in giving it a try and this gave me the excuse

    650B OR 26"

    I keep wondering if this would fit a lefty?

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    Finally got all the needed bits to put her together. My Green Machine Ala Carte. 650B. Single Speed.

    My first foray into single speed and 650b. Handled great on the shake down ride.

    Amolan

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    Nice build(s). How much are they weighing in at?

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    Uhhh... mine?

    Dunno, don't care. Light-ish?
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    No more ala carte?!

    I see the ala carte has been dropped from the Salsa 2012 lineup. I guess it makes sense, as the world continues to embrace the 29" wheel, but it's unfortunate for those of us prefer smaller wheels.

    If you still want a 26"/650b salsa (the mukluk counts as a 29er IMO) I suggest you find someone with stock ASAP!

    And now, a gratuitous shot of me on the bike:

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    If you had 29" wheels those rocks would be easier to roll over

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    Did this bike die for 2012?

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    Its not on their website....say it isn't so. Sad day.

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    The only 26" bike they have now is the Mukluk. Very sad!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperBad View Post
    The only 26" bike they have now is the Mukluk. Very sad!
    By traditional definition, even the Mukluk is not a 26" bike. It does happen to use the same rim ERTO diameter as "26 inch" bikes, but the outer diameter of the wheel/tire combo is very close to 29". That's where that whole "inch" thing came from, ya know?
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    I know, but Salsa lists the Mukluk as a 26" bike. I can't believe they don't make any more bikes with 26" wheels anymore. End of an era, I guess. 29" wheels don't do it for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperBad View Post
    I know, but Salsa lists the Mukluk as a 26" bike. I can't believe they don't make any more bikes with 26" wheels anymore. End of an era, I guess. 29" wheels don't do it for me.
    You are right, that they do. However; that isn't really correct from a historical standpoint.

    Anyway, I hear ya. Not that it will make you feel any better, but more companies are going to cut 26 inchers from the upper end of their lines, relegating them to entry level recreational bikes in the coming years. I know of "one of the biggies' that is doing just that in 2012 or 2013.

    It's a sea change now in the hard tail realm in terms of what sells, and Salsa is reflecting that with this move.
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    I can't believe the Ala Carte got the axe. They could at least give it a decent burial, but to buried by a wave of "me too" 29ers...
    What a shame.
    In the mean time, here's my collection of vintage parts on a Petaluma built Ala Carte.

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    Nice bikes. I love mine.
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    Resurrecting an old thread hoping to see more Ala Carte builds. While Salsa may have killed it off (for now!), 26" isn't dead yet! So let's see your Ala Carte!

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    Any idea what year this one is?

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    Anybody still riding a late model Ala Carte? There is a Green Machine singlespeed (2010-11 with Alternators) listed locally that I am thinking about picking up. Curious how people are still liking theirs?

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