• 01-09-2009
    colker1
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by salsa-luma
    Yes, Keith Anderson does fine work. You saw this one didn't you.




    dropping top tube, lugged road bike? chose one.:p
  • 01-09-2009
    Rumpfy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by salsa-luma
    What about the wheels? :D

    How'd you get him to finish them? :p
  • 01-09-2009
    salsa-luma
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    How'd you get him to finish them? :p

    The Soprano's can give one many great methods of persuasion.
  • 01-09-2009
    themanmonkey
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by salsa-luma
    Yes, Keith Anderson does fine work. You saw this one didn't you.

    Maybe, it was before paint. Jeff Lyon and I were over at Keith's place a while back to look at and critique bare frames. We all though Ross hadn't lost a thing in "retirement." I think there was another frame and a couple stems. It is too bad that you don't see more of his fillet-brazing work. He taught a friend of mine back in the 70s at Santana and was a master of that style of joining from what I've heard.
  • 01-09-2009
    salsa-luma
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by themanmonkey
    Maybe, it was before paint. Jeff Lyon and I were over at Keith's place a while back to look at and critique bare frames. We all though Ross hadn't lost a thing in "retirement." I think there was another frame and a couple stems. It is too bad that you don't see more of his fillet-brazing work. He taught a friend of mine back in the 70s at Santana and was a master of that style of joining from what I've heard.

    Master he is. I got a crash course on brazing from him recently. I was left speechless watching him work!

    Gusset work...


    Recent fork work...
  • 01-09-2009
    Rumpfy
    Great pics BD.

    Bonus points for MTBR decal in there. :p
  • 01-09-2009
    salsa-luma
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    Great pics BD.

    Bonus points for MTBR decal in there. :p

    Vintage MTBr at that, isn't it? ;)
  • 01-09-2009
    Rumpfy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by salsa-luma
    Vintage MTBr at that, isn't it? ;)

    True!
  • 07-03-2009
    djmuff
    Just saw this at retrobike, figured it should go in here. 20 questions with Ross Shafer.

    http://www.retrobike.co.uk/?p=275

    And this is my favorite line from it:

    Guess I’ve always been more of a silver rim guy to tell ya the truth…but natural/amber sidewalls should’ve never gone away. That’s the way my god meant tires to look…goddamnit!
  • 07-03-2009
    MrOrange
    I like

    "Oh yes, the subject of purple anodized parts is way up near the top of my list of things to contemplate when I’m taking a dump every morning."
  • 07-03-2009
    Farmfield
    Salsa
    I had a Salsa frame back in the early nineties, bought it of a friend and think he bought it used to, so I haven't a clue what year frame it was, probably 90-91...

    Anyway, it was a pearl-(metallic?)-white thing w/ handpainted fruits on it in red/green/yelloy, but as I remember it they were very small - the fruits that is, hehe... But seeing the first pic in this thread, I wonder if they were so small as I remember them... Anyone seen one w/ small fruits on it?
  • 07-03-2009
    iamthewalrus
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Farmfield
    Anyone seen one w/ small fruits on it?

    Saw Rumpfy riding his Salsa once.
  • 07-03-2009
    Schmitty
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    An over due thread.

    Post up pictures of your Salsa and/or cool Salsa parts!


    This guys name is Eddy.. used to work at Mantis... RC's rt hand man back in the day.

    -Schmitty

    on edit-.. whoops already duly noted in the thread. Ok how about this.. he made a bike or two of his own in the Mantis shop called Urthworm.
  • 12-22-2009
    Crawfishy
    Salsa signed by Employees
    I have been thinking about this for a while and haven't seen anything on it.

    In '92 or '93 I remember seeing a small pic in one of the mags about a Salsa that was signed by all of the members of the Salsa shop. I eventually saw one in a shop in Boulder that summer.

    Does anybody know what I am talking about? Am I right that about this being a Salsa? I looked on MOMBAT to see if there was any info and couldn't find any. I did read through this thread hoping to find something but did not see it.

    Thanks for any help.

    Still hoping to add an Ala Carte to my small collection one day.
  • 01-20-2010
    yo-Nate-y
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by arthog
    Heres something you don't see every day. The original art/mockup for the Salsa decals. The cancled postage stamp date 1982. I've had this stuff for 26 years.:eekster: and a pic of my salsa #6 as it looked 26 years ago. and as it looks 26 years later.




    man oh man, I love this beautiful beast!
  • 01-27-2010
    stealthelite1986
    I love my ala carte, now that they have announced the TI version im eagar to get one. Obviously I have the steel at the moment. Loved it so much i rennovated it! it was red before and an 04' as far as i'm told bit it had a few nasty chips from the UK C2C mainly. All work courtesy of Kevin Winter.

    I hope you enjoy my pics (some really old, some old and the new):











    (Changing Color - Irrescant White)



    (Custom Chain Stay Protector)



    (Airsprayed Badge and apologies for the old headset which will be replaced!)

    So work to be done well needs building and I need a bigger house before I can, everything is ready and cant wait till summer!
  • 01-27-2010
    salsa-luma
    replace the frame with a vintage USA made Salsa, you'll be much happier!
  • 01-27-2010
    yo-Nate-y
    Meh, vintage schmintage. He likes the bike and got it re-done. This is *all* things Moto.....though maybe post-2000 is pushing it ;)

    Looks sweet by the way!
  • 01-28-2010
    stealthelite1986
    Thanks, sorry i did not realise it was just for the classics only its a 04' frame though (6 years may cut it?) :p
  • 01-31-2010
    Vlad
    Original or not, I dig that headtube sticker.
  • 01-31-2010
    stealthelite1986
    tanks Vlad, to top that off its airsprayed on

    the guy who sprayed it is very talented, does welding and everything. He offered to put a carbon back end in too but i did not have the budget at the time, perhaps in the future tho!
  • 04-27-2010
    yo-Nate-y
    Trying to date my Ala Carte. I figure it is 1997, but I am trying to narrow things down. The serial is SM2597, it doesn't have have a rear canti/HiteRite tab. The cables are all down tube-routed save the rear brake. Graphics look pretty much like the 97-98 bikes I've found, a la Joe Steel's first bike in post #49.

    1994 SM1343 (scooderdude)
    1994 SM1349 (kpomtb)
    1995 SM2015 (datasurfer)
    1996 SM2281 (kiwijohn)

    joe, jeff, pepperman, or anyone else, have you got your serial numbers handy?

    :edited/added below:

    Perusing the thread, it was interesting to see the same cable routing in '89 as there was in 1998, while in between they seem to have gone with top-tube routing. My frame has a 1 1/8th head tube and is sus corrected to 420mm.
  • 04-27-2010
    salsa-luma
    your bike is from the last runs Salsa did in Petaluma in 1998.
  • 04-27-2010
    yo-Nate-y
    Good to know! And thanks for the response.
  • 04-27-2010
    scooderdude
    My jelly belly is SM1343
  • 04-27-2010
    yo-Nate-y
    Do you know the year? Perhaps another 1994?
  • 04-27-2010
    scooderdude
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y
    Do you know the year? Perhaps another 1994?

    Would make sense.
  • 04-27-2010
    yo-Nate-y
    Word, I will add it as such.
  • 04-27-2010
    Rumpfy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by scooderdude
    My jelly belly is SM1343

    Did I know this? The one from VC I take it?
  • 04-27-2010
    scooderdude
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    The one from VC I take it?

    That is affirmative.
  • 05-06-2010
    KiwiJohn
    Pretty sure mine is a 96. I didn't get it until 98 though, still unbuilt.
    It does have a canti hanger, used for a Hite Rite now, and top tube cables.
  • 05-06-2010
    yo-Nate-y
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by salsa-luma
    your bike is from the last runs Salsa did in Petaluma in 1998.


    Is that based on the number or on the accoutrements? (1 1/8th, no hanger, downtube cables, etc)
  • 06-06-2010
    Jak0zilla
    At the urging of ... er ... can't remember your name ... here's my La Raza. I *think* it's a 1992, although it could be a 1993. I'm the original owner, hence my fuzzy memory. ;)

    I can't remember how they sized them, I usually ride a 53cm road bike, this one is 50cm?

    I was the "head mechanic/buyer for cool things", and my shop had sold a few dozen stems, a half dozen Jellybean'ed Alacartes, a truckload of bar ends, etc. This was before email, so Ross and I would talk on the phone from time to time. (SUPER nice guy, would love to have another margarita with him someday!) I was really excited by the (at the time very odd) idea of a sloping top tube road bike, but hated the idea of an aluminum fork. (I grew up on steel.) Ross agreed to build me a Reynold 531c fork, with a flat crown, and if I am not mistaken a rifled Columbus steerer. I had to agree to not tell any potential customers that this was the source of the fork. He really did not feel like building any forks at that point. (Hence the Bontrager/Ritchey choice on the MTB's?)

    The other odd bits about mine, was that Ross talked me into leaving the fender eyelets on the frame/fork. (Most steel dropouts come with them, and the builder files them off.) He said it's only a couple of grams, and I might be happy to have them when at some point down the line it became my beater bike. (Ha! :D ) There is also a 1/4 ball bearing brazed to the seat tube to function as a pump peg, which has mainly served to remind me to NEVER clamp the bike in a stand by the tube. Seriously - I've had nightmares about mashing that BB into the tube!

    They were a size specific mix of Columbus tube sets at this point I think.

    The parts were my eclectic mix. Superbe Pro, Dura Ace, Mavic SSC, White Ind, Syncros, Nitto, and a paychecks worth of SRP bolts.

    Here she is, still sitting pretty even without air in the tires:



  • 07-25-2010
    justin_g
    2 Attachment(s)
    La Raza serial number SR1211-65. I bought it used around 2002, but I don't know when the frame was built. Anybody here have a guess?
  • 07-25-2010
    kpomtb
    I bought my La Raza new in 95. It's serial # is SR1580, no additional numbers or dashes. It shipped from the factory on 3/10/95.

    Still my only road bike. Just finished a nice little spin on it this morning, and rode it on an MS150 last weekend. It may be the only bike I don't have any pictures of. I'll have to snap a few later.
  • 07-25-2010
    TraumaARNP
    To the best of my knowledge, Salsa really didn't number their bikes with the intent of one being able to identify year or month of manufacture. All I know is the S is for Salsa, and the R, in your case, is for Road.
  • 07-25-2010
    kpomtb
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by scooderdude
    My jelly belly is SM1343


    I bought my A La Carte new in 94, it's just a few behind yours. SM1349.
  • 07-30-2010
    clockworkgazz
    I will post up my ala carte tonight at home, pretty sure it is a 1997 and wondered if anyone was aware of anwhere I could get headtube decals? BTW love the thread and bikes uber cool.
  • 07-30-2010
    Jak0zilla
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by clockworkgazz
    wondered if anyone was aware of anwhere I could get headtube decals?

    I was considering a repaint of my La Raza, and was exchanging emails with someone over at "New Salsa". It just kind of petered out, no decals, no joy. It seemed as though they might have some decals around, but .... eh ... who knows?

    You might have better luck than I did.

    I'd really like some new stem decals, and thought I had some packed away. Turns out I don't.

    You've got the frame though, that's the hard part! ;)
  • 07-30-2010
    Rumpfy
  • 07-30-2010
    arthog
    I might have a headtube decal left. These would be the original from 1982. not sure if there was a change in the design.
  • 07-30-2010
    salsa-luma
    what decals are you looking for besides the old style La Raza?
  • 07-30-2010
    Upchuck
    When this thread was first started I walked away from the possible purchase of this bike. Since then I've acquired the bike.

    The story is it was built for a close friend of Ross' as a wedding present. It's one of the fabled first 6. My guess is #6 as it's the smallest and has a different seat tube clamp to accommodate the shorter size. It was repainted by Ross several years ago with original decals and the original parts were used for the build.



  • 07-30-2010
    clockworkgazz
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by arthog
    I might have a headtube decal left. These would be the original from 1982. not sure if there was a change in the design.

    would they fit these decals? If so I am very interested arthog.



  • 07-30-2010
    clockworkgazz
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by salsa-luma
    what decals are you looking for besides the old style La Raza?


    not to fussy, did not think I would get any response really, suppose the metal badge would be very cool but anything is good.
  • 07-30-2010
    yo-Nate-y
    Upchuck----that thing is fabulous! New photo spread request #1 here :)
  • 07-30-2010
    Rumpfy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y
    Upchuck----that thing is fabulous! New photo spread request #1 here :)


    ya, that bike needs its own thread.
  • 07-30-2010
    chefmiguel
    Its thread worthy!
  • 07-30-2010
    jeff
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Rumpfy

    Love the bike but damn Rumphy. Both those wheels would explode under me. :skep:
  • 10-10-2010
    yo-Nate-y
    3 Attachment(s)
    New bars :)
  • 10-10-2010
    Rumpfy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jeff
    Love the bike but damn Rumphy. Both those wheels would explode under me. :skep:


    Haha! No joke. I'm pretty gentle when riding it with this particular wheelset. Radial laced Nuke Proof no less. Its the Answer Manitou of front wheels. :p
  • 11-14-2010
    Jak0zilla
    I'd not seen one of these around, so I decided to scan mine.

    Sorry for the coffee stains, I had to read through the manual a couple of times to get the proper technique down. ;)

  • 11-14-2010
    Vlad
    Excellent.
  • 11-15-2010
    cibi
    Love my Salsa Mug!



    Genius Salsa Mug Owner's Manual (found it somewhere on the web)




















  • 11-15-2010
    Jak0zilla
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by cibi
    Genius Salsa Mug Owner's Manual (found it somewhere on the web)

    (Click on mine there above, it's a link to a pdf. If you want a copy that is ... :) )
  • 11-15-2010
    yo-Nate-y
    That was awesome :)
  • 11-15-2010
    jeff
    How the hell did I miss that back in the day? Classic Salsa.
  • 12-07-2010
    GoldenEraMTB
    This thread is full of win :cool:
  • 12-09-2010
    tam high 74
    ala carte SM805 sayin howdy! bought new at sunshine cycles in fairfax.
    killer metallic eggplant purple!
    cheers,
    tom
  • 12-09-2010
    bushpig
    Pics aren't working.
  • 12-19-2010
    Jak0zilla
    Does anyone know the seatpost size that a middle-ish 90's AlaCarte would use?

    My foggy old brain can't remember between the two likely diameters. (One of which is wrong, so I'll just bite my tongue.) Thx!
  • 12-19-2010
    jeff
    27.2 ?
  • 12-19-2010
    Jak0zilla
    Miguel answered me off-line. . . {drum roll} . . . 26.8mm.

    Thx! :)
  • 12-20-2010
    yo-Nate-y
    For the archival searches: my (later) 90s Ala Carte is 27.2.
  • 12-20-2010
    tam high 74
    1 Attachment(s)
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by tam high 74
    ala carte SM805 sayin howdy! bought new at sunshine cycles in fairfax.
    killer metallic eggplant purple!
    cheers,
    tom

    here's a pic...
  • 12-21-2010
    KiwiJohn
    I like it, I like it a lot.
  • 12-21-2010
    Schmitty
    yeah it's 27.2

    -Schmitty-
  • 12-23-2010
    Fillet-brazed
    Salsa Moto SL #52. Took a couple shots of it on a ride yesterday. Note the real early Wolber Super Champion rims rolled down by Keith and the famous fillets by Ross.

    <img src="https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v285/tinc500/IMG_3151-1.jpg">

    <img src="https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v285/tinc500/IMG_3189-1.jpg">

    <img src="https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v285/tinc500/IMG_3183-1.jpg">

    <img src="https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v285/tinc500/IMG_3160-1.jpg">
  • 12-23-2010
    yo-Nate-y
    Awesome (but you need a rack!)

    Is that seat QR built in? Very cool stuff.
  • 12-23-2010
    tam high 74
    is that tiburon in the background?
    -tom
  • 12-23-2010
    KDXdog
    Nice! Can't get much better than that! All it needs is a matching Zefal on that peg.
  • 01-17-2011
    burritoguru
    Has anybody seen the brakes that were designed by Ross Shafer around 1990? Post pics if possible.
  • 01-17-2011
    burritoguru
    link from mombat
    https://mombat.org/90SalsaLetter1.jpg

    3rd paragraph or above the helmet panties info mentions the brake design.
    I assume the brakes never made it out of the prototype phase.
    Anybody?
  • 02-03-2011
    kb11
    Figured I'd add my latest '91 Salsa Ala Carte









    original thread '91 Salsa Ala Carte rescue- Mtbr.com
  • 02-06-2011
    fungoir
    here are my babies

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/angus-t/4037942751/" title="Finished by fungoi, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm4.static.flickr.com/3521/4037942751_cbec83e492.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Finished" /></a>

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/angus-t/2546194069/" title="My little Mexican by fungoi, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm4.static.flickr.com/3087/2546194069_da43e4ec66.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="My little Mexican" /></a>
  • 02-06-2011
    colker1
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by kb11
    Figured I'd add my latest '91 Salsa Ala Carte




    original thread http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...ighlight=salsa

    sweeeet, sexy.. damm.:) drop dead sexy.
  • 08-24-2011
    DoubleCentury
    1 Attachment(s)
  • 02-11-2012
    hollister
    keepiing the brazed stem theme going. this should be fun..

  • 02-12-2012
    Joe Steel
    That's gonna be so awesome Hollister! All Dirt Drop ride!
  • 02-12-2012
    girlonbike
    you should change your sig, Joe Steel!

    Sweet colors, H. I like that way better than the rasta one. Can't wait to see it built up.
  • 02-12-2012
    Rumpfy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Sweet colors, H. I like that way better than the rasta one. Can't wait to see it built up.


    Me too. We should trade!
  • 04-03-2012
    jack lantern
    So I've looked thru this thread trying to get a conclusive idea on "correct" decal layout for my generation Salsa and was wondering if anyone here can tell me the for-sure's. I picked up what I was told was a 93 Salsa but the serial number seems lower than the other one's I've seen listed (SM668). Anyway, the seller also provided me with replacement frame decals, a black set & a white set as well as a few others, and I just wanted to know which were correct to use for that time period. There were some Ala Carte top-tube decals in the envelope but I haven't seen those on any of the older frames, and there were no good pics of the little American flag decal for the non-drive chain stay either. Can anyone tell me when they started using those decals and if they'll be correct for my Salsa? Frame has some decent patina but also has a few rough spots and since I have the decals a respray may be the call.
  • 04-03-2012
    burritoguru
    Salsa
    I have SM688. This should clear anything up. I believe it is a 90 or 91 most likely a 90. I am going to get it powder coated sometime this year. 6 decals total. No ala carte decal. Crappy pics below.
    Down Tube Decal

    Head Tube Decal

    Flag Decal top of seat tube

    Tubing decal by BB on Seat Tube

    Made in USA decal on non drive side chainstay


    My Salsa came with a Bianchi Tange fork. Found a NOS Switchblade, waiting for a P10. Very rough paint.


    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jack lantern View Post
    So I've looked thru this thread trying to get a conclusive idea on "correct" decal layout for my generation Salsa and was wondering if anyone here can tell me the for-sure's. I picked up what I was told was a 93 Salsa but the serial number seems lower than the other one's I've seen listed (SM668). Anyway, the seller also provided me with replacement frame decals, a black set & a white set as well as a few others, and I just wanted to know which were correct to use for that time period. There were some Ala Carte top-tube decals in the envelope but I haven't seen those on any of the older frames, and there were no good pics of the little American flag decal for the non-drive chain stay either. Can anyone tell me when they started using those decals and if they'll be correct for my Salsa? Frame has some decent patina but also has a few rough spots and since I have the decals a respray may be the call.

  • 04-04-2012
    mrjustin007
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jack lantern View Post
    I picked up what I was told was a 93 Salsa but the serial number seems lower than the other one's I've seen listed (SM668). .

    Was this the one that was on KSL? Cool pick-up. Looked nice, but it was too small for me.
  • 04-04-2012
    jack lantern
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mrjustin007 View Post
    Was this the one that was on KSL? Cool pick-up. Looked nice, but it was too small for me.

    That's the one. I was in pretty decent shape, just needs a complete overhaul (esp the fork that was on it).
  • 04-05-2012
    1978
    2004 with a vintage twist........



  • 04-05-2012
    jeff
    Nice bike but.......what's the twist?
  • 04-05-2012
    Rumpfy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jeff View Post
    Nice bike but.......what's the twist?

    Tan walls I guess?
  • 04-05-2012
    fast540
    Ross also built a sic bmx bike for max (his son)in the late 90's, i dont know if it was the only one but it was sweet.I was a mechanic at the bike factory on kentucky st petaluma right up the road from the water st salsa shop back then and the salsa parties were epic.any salsa bike makes me get all nostalgic even the new ones.Ross was a nice guy and im sure still is and guys like him and Bruce Gordon would let us youngsters drool over the bikes and give us stickers
  • 04-06-2012
    gddyap
    My vintage Salsa stuff.

    1996 La Raza. The UC Berkeley Cycling team was sponsored by Salsa so I got the frame at a big discount. Took so long to get that I only got to ride it in one race. I don't ride it much anymore. I might strip it down and use the parts to build a 'cross bike. Then put the frame up on the wall as art. Serial number is 2049. Size is 45 (50).


    I don't think many of the new Salsa frames have one of these stickers anymore


    I'm not a beer drinker but I couldn't pass this up when I saw it.


    One of these has already been posted. I don't use it anymore. If anyone wants it, make me an offer.
  • 04-06-2012
    girlonbike
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by fast540 View Post
    Ross also built a sic bmx bike for max (his son)in the late 90's, i dont know if it was the only one but it was sweet.I was a mechanic at the bike factory on kentucky st petaluma right up the road from the water st salsa shop back then and the salsa parties were epic.any salsa bike makes me get all nostalgic even the new ones.Ross was a nice guy and im sure still is and guys like him and Bruce Gordon would let us youngsters drool over the bikes and give us stickers

    I would love to see a picture of that bike. I like what BG has done for bicycling and wish he got more recognition today for his efforts. I find it annoying that Vanilla has a huge waiting list and somebody like Bruce could use a few more orders. I'm looking forward to getting some tires from him though. Thank you, Bruce Gordon!
  • 04-06-2012
    Rumpfy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by gddyap View Post
    My vintage Salsa stuff.

    1996 La Raza. The UC Berkeley Cycling team was sponsored by Salsa so I got the frame at a big discount. Took so long to get that I only got to ride it in one race. I don't ride it much anymore. I might strip it down and use the parts to build a 'cross bike. Then put the frame up on the wall as art. Serial number is 2049. Size is 45 (50).


    Nice back story! And nice Bronco too!
  • 04-06-2012
    salsa-luma
    G- I've got a pic of Max's old BMX bike on my home computer, I'll pass it along. I think it may even fit you ;)
  • 04-06-2012
    girlonbike
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by salsa-luma View Post
    G- I've got a pic of Max's old BMX bike on my home computer, I'll pass it along. I think it may even fit you ;)

    haaaa haaa. :P

    Love to see it! Thanks!
  • 04-07-2012
    Pepperman
    My La Raza :cool:

    <a href="https://fotos.mtb-news.de/p/1004615" title="DSC02105" ><img src="https://fstatic1.mtb-news.de/img/photos/6/2/6/5/_/large/DSC02105.jpg?0" class="fotoalbumLikeable" data-photo-id="1004615" /></a>

    <a href="https://fotos.mtb-news.de/p/1004616" title="DSC02106" ><img src="https://fstatic1.mtb-news.de/img/photos/6/2/6/5/_/large/DSC02106.jpg?0" class="fotoalbumLikeable" data-photo-id="1004616" /></a>

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    Campi Chorus Gruppo, Tune Hubs with Mavic Reflex, Ritchey/Nitto Post with Flite, 3TTT Morphe Bar.
  • 04-07-2012
    jeff
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by salsa-luma View Post
    G- I've got a pic of Max's old BMX bike on my home computer, I'll pass it along. I think it may even fit you ;)

    How about the 26" Cruiser that Ross built for himself? Didn't he break his wrist first time out on it?
  • 04-07-2012
    DoubleCentury
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by salsa-luma View Post
    G- I've got a pic of Max's old BMX bike on my home computer, I'll pass it along. I think it may even fit you ;)

    Deja vu all over again?

    http://forums.mtbr.com/4580261-post105.html

    http://forums.mtbr.com/4585702-post115.html
  • 04-07-2012
    El Sapo Rojo
    I love the orange La Raza. Get me a an orange B17 and raise those bars a couple of inches above the seat....not too dorky.

    I heard that Salsa made a flask/holder. Any pics? Where can I buy one?

    I need to have access to hard liquor on my rides.
  • 05-04-2012
    burritoguru
    Salsa awesome-ness
    Had to post this here. Some good reading and pictures from the BMC Blog as usual.

    Black Mountain Cycles: The bike that Tyme forgot...
  • 05-04-2012
    girlonbike
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by burritoguru View Post
    Had to post this here. Some good reading and pictures from the BMC Blog as usual.

    Black Mountain Cycles: The bike that Tyme forgot...

    That bike is silly cool. Belongs to a forum member and can't wait for him to post it up himself although he's kinda shy about these things. ;)
  • 05-04-2012
    Shayne
    Fork Lust!
  • 05-04-2012
    Rumpfy
    This'll help.

  • 05-04-2012
    yo-Nate-y
    My lord that thing is incredible. More pics please.


    edit---ah yes, previous page and all that.
  • 05-04-2012
    nightshade_rider
    Salsa Infierno
    Mike did a great job installing a shorter BB spindle while preserving the original grease-guard bearings. Thanks Mike!

    Thanks to Sky at VeloCult for making this one available, and especially to Ross (aka Scoboni) for building such terrific bikes back in the day...

    More pics of the bike here.





  • 05-04-2012
    Fillet-brazed
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by nightshade_rider View Post
    Mike Varley did a great job installing a shorter BB spindle while preserving the original grease-guard bearings. Thanks Mike!

    Thanks to Sky at VeloCult for making this one available, and especially to Ross (aka Scoboni) for building such terrific bikes back in the day...

    More pics of the bike here.









    Fantastic bike and pictures!
  • 05-04-2012
    hollister
    >round of applause<
  • 05-04-2012
    girlonbike
    My new favorite Salsa. thanks for posting!
  • 05-06-2012
    Joe Steel
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    My new favorite Salsa. thanks for posting!

    Amen!
  • 06-06-2012
    hollister
    just a few more tweaks and it'll be perfect

  • 06-06-2012
    colker1
    Hot.
  • 06-06-2012
    Joe Steel
    Nice work H!
  • 06-06-2012
    Vlad
    Dropbars will forever look wrong on a mountainbike--in my opinion--but that is a nice bike.
  • 06-06-2012
    classen
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Vlad View Post
    Dropbars will forever look wrong on a mountainbike--in my opinion--but that is a nice bike.

    Those aren't "dropbars" they're.... "dirt drops"
  • 06-06-2012
    Vlad
    Haha... of course, of course.
  • 06-06-2012
    Joe Steel
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Vlad View Post
    Dropbars will forever look wrong on a mountainbike--in my opinion--but that is a nice bike.

    You should give it a try. When set up properly, they're the best riding, most fun, fully rigid bike to ride -- in my opinion ;)
  • 06-06-2012
    colker1
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Vlad View Post
    Dropbars will forever look wrong on a mountainbike--in my opinion--but that is a nice bike.

    It's not a fashion accessory. It works by saving your wrists from punishment. It transforms your position on the bike..
    again: it's not about looks. It's about function.
  • 06-06-2012
    colker1
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by hollister View Post
    just a few more tweaks and it'll be perfect


    stem is a tad short. Build and frame: class.
  • 06-06-2012
    hollister
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by colker1 View Post
    stem is a tad short. Build and frame: class.

    it could stand to come up a little, then I'll go with a longer steerer

  • 06-06-2012
    Vlad
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by colker1 View Post
    It's not a fashion accessory. It works by saving your wrists from punishment. It transforms your position on the bike..
    again: it's not about looks. It's about function.

    I understand, which is why I said drop bars look wrong, in my opinion. As much as we may value function in our bikes, you can't deny that the looks of our bikes play a role in getting us psyched to ride.
  • 06-06-2012
    Vlad
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Joe Steel View Post
    You should give it a try. When set up properly, they're the best riding, most fun, fully rigid bike to ride -- in my opinion ;)

    Haha. Someday, maybe.
  • 06-07-2012
    Rumpfy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by classen View Post
    Those aren't "dropbars" they're.... "dirt drops"

    I believe technically they're called "off-road drops (or dropbars)".

    Done wrong I'll agree they can look pretty silly on an mtb. Done right...nothing is more perfect.
  • 06-07-2012
    Rumpfy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by nightshade_rider View Post
    Mike Varley did a great job installing a shorter BB spindle while preserving the original grease-guard bearings. Thanks Mike!

    Thanks to Sky at VeloCult for making this one available, and especially to Ross (aka Scoboni) for building such terrific bikes back in the day...

    More pics of the bike here.

    Fantastic bike B! Don't know how I missed your repost of this.

    So...is it a touch too big for you? Also, do you prefer to run your brakes that far up the bars?

    Again, beautiful bike.
  • 06-07-2012
    Rumpfy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by hollister View Post
    just a few more tweaks and it'll be perfect

    That bike definitely ended up in the right hands.
  • 06-07-2012
    salsa-luma
    H- she came together very nicely, lets go riding!
  • 06-07-2012
    salsa-luma
    Here's my drop setup for all you haters. She feels better than most of my flat bar MTB's

  • 06-07-2012
    hollister
    I'm noticing a trend here..

    all drop bar salsa ride!
  • 06-07-2012
    colker1
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by hollister View Post
    it could stand to come up a little, then I'll go with a longer steerer


    MRC ti forks?
  • 06-07-2012
    colker1
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by salsa-luma View Post
    Here's my drop setup for all you haters. She feels better than most of my flat bar MTB's


    droooool...:)
  • 06-07-2012
    hollister
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by colker1 View Post
    MRC ti forks?

    noooooooo





  • 06-07-2012
    Rumpfy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by hollister View Post
    I'm noticing a trend here..

    all drop bar salsa ride!

    I'm down/ready.

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by colker1 View Post
    MRC ti forks?

    Colkervision fail!? Noooo! :p
  • 06-07-2012
    nightshade_rider
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    So...is it a touch too big for you? Also, do you prefer to run your brakes that far up the bars?.

    This bike actually fits better than any of my other bikes...climbing out of the saddle feels less cramped than my dropbar Ibis (despite the fact that one was custom built for me).

    The bike is a tad shorter and steeper than the Ibis but the difference in handling is quite apparent - so light and quick on the front end. Between the weight-weenie wheel build and the tight geometry, the bike is just an absolute pleasure to ride.

    Not sure if the hoods are higher than normal, or maybe the bar is just canted pretty high so that the drops point at the rear axle. 90% of my climbing is on the hoods and that position feels dialed in.

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by hollister View Post
    I'm noticing a trend here..

    all drop bar salsa ride!

    Yessir, let's get the brethren together for a uncivilized romp.

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Vlad View Post
    Dropbars will forever look wrong on a mountainbike--in my opinion--but that is a nice bike.

    But ... but... dropbars and Salsas go together like beer, chips and ... er... Salsa.









  • 06-07-2012
    colker1
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    I'm down/ready.



    Colkervision fail!? Noooo! :p

    my super powers are gone!:madman:
  • 06-13-2012
    88 rex
    Another serial number question. I just bought an old Salsa CX bike.....serial number SM 2350. Where can I get info on this bike?

    It's been modified at some point by Chris Kelly for disc brakes and re-powdercoated lime green. Also has a Kelly fork for the disc brakes. Great bike and in great shape, but I'm just curious on the tubing and date made.

    Also, would this be called a La Cruz because it doesn't have a name on it.

    Pics to come! :)
  • 06-13-2012
    burritoguru
    La Cruz
    Your bike would be a La Cruz. The only info I have seen would be on mombat and this thread. As for the year it is a 97 or 98.
  • 06-18-2012
    88 rex




    Built in July of 1997 (info courtesy of Sean at Soulcraft.....thanks!)

    Modified by Chris Kelly's shop at some point and it's his fork. 1" threadless and daylights of tire clearance. I was able to fit a knobby 650b tire front and back on this thing. I'm still messing with the set-up so I don't have the bar tape on yet. Great ride so far! Love it!! Goes great with my "newer" orange La Cruz.
  • 06-18-2012
    hollister


  • 06-18-2012
    colker1
    Rear brake cable stop is classy.
  • 06-18-2012
    hollister
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by colker1 View Post
    Rear brake cable stop is classy.

  • 06-18-2012
    colker1
    ooohh.. there is a cam sculpted on the seatstay lug. was it a drop bar build from the beginning?
  • 06-18-2012
    hollister
    it was a little different from how it sits now

  • 06-19-2012
    Rumpfy
    Build upgrade!
  • 06-19-2012
    colker1
    There was a black w/ chillis ala carte at a NY lbs in 1996.. almost bought it but the shop had sold the Bonty fork that came w/ it. Fail.
  • 06-22-2012
    Flyin_W
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by hollister View Post
    it was a little different from how it sits now]

    Am so happy to see my trusty old steed getting use, and like the drop bar set up.
    Thanks for posting the pix!
    FW
  • 07-13-2012
    oldskoolwrench
    I Know It's a...
    road bike...



    But she IS a Salsa La Raza, and she DOES have a Rock Shox product on her along with an XT front derailleur, so that counts, right? :p

    1994 48cm La Raza with a Rock Shox Paris Roubaix Ti SL fork
    MIxture of Shimano components with Campy (!) rims

    I've ridden her all over the State, on long road rides out of Moab, and all over Denver. She never fails to get a stare or two because of the PR Ti. :p
  • 07-13-2012
    Vlad
    Dope.
  • 07-13-2012
    Vlad
    How do you like that fork? Does it work well enough to justify the geometry-fvckery and weight?
  • 07-13-2012
    oldskoolwrench
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Vlad View Post
    How do you like that fork? Does it work well enough to justify the geometry-fvckery and weight?

    Vlad,

    I've had the fork for almost twenty years, and with the exception of changing the oil and airing the fork up it has been hassle free. Weight wise, it added a pound to the overall weight of the bike; she's definitely not light like today's road bikes but everything today's bike lacks this one has in spades. The fork makes the bike very stable on surfaces like chipseal and irregular road, but when I use the lockout and get out of the pedals she accelerates without skipping a beat. I have to force her a bit into hard corners, but once she's in she stays right there without any tendency to flop.

    BTW I got the fork in the first place as a way to ride while recuperating from a broken clavicle. I wanted to do road as opposed to MTB rides, plus Tchmil had just won Paris Roubaix on the same fork the year before so I said go for it. Ain't been disappointed. :D
  • 03-10-2013
    LarryG
    1 Attachment(s)
    I just acquired a small (13.5 inch) Ala Carte from Craigslist. I watched the asking price decline over the span of a couple of weeks. I got it for a pretty good price. My wife is short enough to ride it I think. (On the way over to look at it, I could just hear her voice in my head: "But I don't NEED a new bike!")

    It's in pretty decent shape - no rust and no chips in the paint. A mid-level mostly LX build. Columbus Cromor that uses a 26.6 seatpost. Serial number is SM522. I thought that judging from the fork, the bike is a 1995, but then I noticed that it has a roller stem which makes me think it came with a rigid fork originally. The Judy XC's elastomers had crumbled completely and one of the stanchions is severely oxidized, so I'm thinking about replacing it with a rigid fork. What length would be best? About 400mm a-c or so?
  • 03-10-2013
    Joe Steel
    ^ Great score. Frame is probably earlier (91?). Would be right at home with a Bontrager rigid fork up front.
  • 03-10-2013
    datasurfer
    "My wife is short enough to ride it I think."

    At 5'4", I ride the same size salsa frame, if that helps...if it doesn't fit, PM me ;)

    "Great score. Frame is probably earlier (91?). Would be right at home with a Bontrager rigid fork up front."

    +1 :thumbsup:
  • 03-10-2013
    girlonbike
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by datasurfer View Post
    "My wife is short enough to ride it I think."

    At 5'4", I ride the same size salsa frame, if that helps...if it doesn't fit, PM me ;)

    "Great score. Frame is probably earlier (91?). Would be right at home with a Bontrager rigid fork up front."

    +1 :thumbsup:

    Hey! I'm 5'4" and you're shorter than me. ;)
  • 03-10-2013
    datasurfer
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Hey! I'm 5'4" and you're shorter than me. ;)

    OK then 5'4"-ish;) I gotta work on that posture!
  • 03-10-2013
    LarryG
    Too bad I sold my 1" McMahon titanium fork a few years ago. I went ahead and ordered some aftermarket springs for the Judy. The suspension fork'll do until something better comes along.
  • 03-14-2013
    stealthelite1986
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by hollister View Post

    Wow, what are those shifters? please tell me I can have a set! :D
  • 09-04-2013
    burritoguru
    5 Attachment(s)
    One of my favorite threads. Saved as a bookmark. Always happy to add to it.
    Current Build and will change.

    1990 Salsa Jelly Bean

    Shimano XT thumbshifters, rear and front derailleurs, Phil Wood Wheelset, 105 headset,Control Tech seatpost, Syncros Cranks, SSM Regal saddle, Salsa stem(on its 3rd stem waiting for 4th) and handlebar, XTR XT v brakes and levers. Please avert eyes from housing.

    Came with nuke proof wheelset, sugino cranks, onza ski bends, beatup xt canti levers, xt brakes, flite saddle, 150mm salsa roller stem.
    Attachment 829450
    Attachment 829446Attachment 829447Attachment 829448Attachment 829449
  • 09-04-2013
    Rcksqrl
    Official Salsa Thread (All Things Moto!)
    2006 Salsa el Santo

    Got it off Craigslist this summer. Couple moving out of town, went to 29ers.

    Reba front fork
    Manitou swinger rear shock
    SRAM derailers
    Avid mech discs

    Did a tune up, added combo pedals, bash guard and ergon grips.
    This bike is SOOO Much better than I am...





    Sent from magic wish granting phone
  • 09-04-2013
    tductape
    Cool frame. Needs canti's in all the pics
  • 09-04-2013
    hollister
    Diggin the salsa on the stays
  • 09-04-2013
    Rcksqrl
    Official Salsa Thread (All Things Moto!)




    And loaded up ...

    Sent from magic wish granting phone
  • 09-05-2013
    frogfuz
    2 Attachment(s)
    Old school Ala Carte decals
    Hello fellow Salsa owners. Ben from Salsa referred me to this thread. I'm looking for a set of decals for my Ala Carte (Jelly Bean) and he mentioned that someone on this forum would have a contact for reproduction decals for that era.
    In addition, if you have any Suntour xc pro components to trade or sale for 3 NOS decals. 2 are headtube decals with the chili pepper riding away from the sun on a mtb with yellow tires and thumbies and the "if it ain't moto it's worthless!" motto. The 3rd is a top tube (maybe) decal with Salsa in white font with a Jelly Bean paint rainbow background.
  • 09-16-2013
    blilrat
    Picked up an El Kaboing last night. From the various posts I've seen, there were 50-75 of these built?






  • 09-16-2013
    Rumpfy
    Risse shock on it too. Nice. Supposedly not that many were made, but I've seen quite a few other the years, so it feels like more to me.

    Yours looks very clean!
  • 09-16-2013
    DoubleCentury
    CW = Chumba Wumba
  • 09-16-2013
    blilrat
    thanks, ridden by a little old lady on sundays :) The components are in equally good condition other than a gooey mess inside the fork.

    Serial number is SM1908 - would that make it a '96?
  • 11-02-2013
    rammer
    1 Attachment(s)
    '97 Salsa Viajero. S&S couplers. Came with the case, I'll be building it up for when I travel.
    Attachment 843799
  • 11-02-2013
    chefmiguel
    Sweet!
  • 12-13-2013
    DoubleCentury
    Silver Pepperman
    Sterling silver Pepperman by Jen Green

    <a href="https://photobucket.com/" target="_blank"><img src="https://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y89/bikebldr/BikeParts/IMG_2993a.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo IMG_2993a.jpg"/></a>
  • 12-31-2013
    oneschnark
    Hi,
    here is my Salsa
    Frame: SM 287


    Philippe
  • 12-31-2013
    tductape
    Short list for me. So cool.

    Beautiful project done so nice. I think the late 80's just look perfect and that Salsa is right on!
  • 12-31-2013
    nightshade_rider
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by oneschnark View Post
    Hi,
    here is my Salsa
    Frame: SM 287
    Philippe

    Just two s/n newer than my bike (SM 285)! That might be one of the earliest tig'd Ala Cartes.

    Nice job with paint matching the P10 stem for the dirt drop conversion you showed in the other thread. The bike looks great either way (flat bars or drops). :thumbsup:
  • 01-01-2014
    Fillet-brazed
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by tductape View Post
    Short list for me. So cool.

    Beautiful project done so nice. I think the late 80's just look perfect and that Salsa is right on!

    Yep, that's a beauty.
  • 01-01-2014
    DoubleCentury
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by oneschnark View Post
    Hi,
    here is my Salsa
    Frame: SM 287

    Did I read earlier that this frame/fork got repainted?

    At one time I had SM 369 with the same side gussets on the headtube, and it was originally a camo paint job.
  • 01-02-2014
    oneschnark
    Hi,

    the Paint of the Frame is original.


    Philippe
  • 01-02-2014
    oneschnark
    Picture from the Frame (1989)



    Philippe
  • 01-02-2014
    DoubleCentury
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by oneschnark View Post
    the Paint of the Frame is original.

    Impressive!
  • 02-13-2014
    DoubleCentury
    Prototype Salsa brake:

    <a href="https://photobucket.com/" target="_blank"><img src="https://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y89/bikebldr/BikeParts/photo.jpeg" border="0" alt=" photo photo.jpeg"/></a>
  • 02-13-2014
    DoubleCentury
    Salsas on Donner Pass:

    <a href="https://photobucket.com/" target="_blank"><img src="https://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y89/bikebldr/BikeEtc/016-4-88MTSWEDDING.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 016-4-88MTSWEDDING.jpg"/></a>

    R. Otis photo
  • 02-13-2014
    jeff
    Any idea who's in the line up? That second bike from the right looks familiar?
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by DoubleCentury View Post
    Salsas on Donner Pass:

    <a href="https://photobucket.com/" target="_blank"><img src="https://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y89/bikebldr/BikeEtc/016-4-88MTSWEDDING.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 016-4-88MTSWEDDING.jpg"/></a>

    R. Otis photo

  • 02-13-2014
    jeff
    Are those sculpted SunTour arms? Just today I was thinking about what it would take to convert a set to linkage.
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by DoubleCentury View Post
    Prototype Salsa brake:

    <a href="https://photobucket.com/" target="_blank"><img src="https://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y89/bikebldr/BikeParts/photo.jpeg" border="0" alt=" photo photo.jpeg"/></a>

  • 02-13-2014
    nightshade_rider
    1 Attachment(s)
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by DoubleCentury View Post
    Prototype Salsa brake:

    And JB's version of the Salsa concept brake. Dispensed with roller and added noodle.
    Attachment 869474
  • 02-13-2014
    DoubleCentury
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jeff View Post
    Any idea who's in the line up? That second bike from the right looks familiar?

    Sort of like this one except with even more crazy paint.

    Pouf de flage Salsa 001 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
  • 02-13-2014
    jeff
    I was thinking it was yours DC.
  • 02-13-2014
    girlonbike
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jeff View Post
    I was thinking it was yours DC.

    All of DC's bikes are in a museum now. :P
  • 02-13-2014
    jeff
    The word is he's now riding a 2002 Schwinn Mesa Comp.
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    All of DC's bikes are in a museum now. :P

  • 02-13-2014
    girlonbike
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jeff View Post
    The word is he's now riding a 2002 Schwinn Mesa Comp.

    With custom brakes!
  • 02-13-2014
    Fillet-brazed
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by DoubleCentury View Post
    Sort of like this one except with even more crazy paint.

    Pouf de flage Salsa 001 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

    Does Jill still have that bike? Several of us donated parts for that one in a rush to get it done for KV (or was it a Sea Otter ride?).
  • 02-13-2014
    DoubleCentury
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed View Post
    Does Jill still have that bike? Several of us donated parts for that one in a rush to get it done for KV (or was it a Sea Otter ride?).

    I thought it went back to BMC and then back to the original owner.
  • 02-14-2014
    DoubleCentury
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by nightshade_rider View Post
    And JB's version of the Salsa concept brake. Dispensed with roller and added noodle.

    The Kite bike was built while Joe shared space in Ross' shop. The brake arms were probably made from the same DiaCompe parts that Ross got from Japan.

    Kite Bike,

    http://forums.mtbr.com/vintage-retro...fo-602354.html
  • 05-30-2014
    yo-Nate-y
    SM 117

    As it landed (and apparently with me putting the rear brake cable on the other side). This one'll be a little bit of work over the summer :)
  • 05-30-2014
    tductape
    Fricken awesome.

    All I can say is, if yours fits you Yo-Nate-Y,

    Mine fits me :)

    Well known fact, Ross sized his frames small on the riders.
  • 05-30-2014
    yo-Nate-y
    We may have to arrange some sort of three way trade with a shorty who owns a gate.
  • 05-30-2014
    colker1
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by yo-nate-y View Post
    sm 117

    as it landed (and apparently with me putting the rear brake cable on the other side). This one'll be a little bit of work over the summer :)

    love!
  • 05-30-2014
    Rumpfy
    Looking forward to seeing what you do with it Nate!
  • 05-31-2014
    yo-Nate-y
    Indeedy. First step done thanks to you--thanks for the black Hite Rite!
  • 07-14-2014
    jeff
    1 Attachment(s)
    I have a problem
    Not a roller in the bunch.
  • 07-14-2014
    burritoguru
    1 Attachment(s)
    Current iteration
    Dirt drop build
    version #2 of Salsa
    Has been fun
    Attachment 908200
  • 07-15-2014
    Rumpfy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by burritoguru View Post
    Dirt drop build
    version #2 of Salsa
    Has been fun

    Nice! They're great as drop bar bikes. I just got done rebuilding mine actually. It's ready for another vintage ride.
    There are for sure 5 jelly bean drop bar bikes local now!
  • 07-15-2014
    nightshade_rider
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    I just got done rebuilding mine actually. It's ready for another vintage ride.

    Hopefully you changed yer tires, dude!
  • 07-15-2014
    Rumpfy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by nightshade_rider View Post
    Hopefully you changed yer tires, dude!

    I did...to equally dry and crusty Umma Gummas. :p I'm a slow learner.

    Also now has full XT build and rare straight blade Koski fork.
  • 07-16-2014
    yo-Nate-y
    Ha, yeah. You get to change your tires every time you ride. The king of old rubbers!