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 Post subject: Salsa El Mariachi 29er
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:57 pm 
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Frame: Salsa El Mariachi Slate Blue 2012 XL

Fork: Salsa Cro Moto

Headset: Chris King inset
Stem: Thomson
Handlebar: Salsa Pro Moto Carbon
Grips: Salsa Pepperjack
Bottle Cages: Salsa Nickless Cage
Bottles: Salsa

Brakes: Hope Mini Moto
Brake Hoses: Hope
Brake Levers: Hope

Cog: Chris King 16t
Chain: Clarks SS
Cranks: Middleburn RS7
Crank Bolts: Middleburn Extractor - Red
Chainrings: Middleburn Uno 34t
Bottom Bracket: Shimano
Pedals: Shimano SPD XTR

Hub Skewers: Salsa Rasta Front, King Fun Bolts Rear
Rims: DT Swiss EX470
Hubs: Chris King Single Speed Disc
Nipples: DT
Spokes: DT
Tyres: Schwalbe Racing Ralph 29er
Tubes: Maxxis
Saddle: Brooks B15 Swallow Select - Honey
Seatpost: Thomson
Seatpost Binder: Salsa Lip Lock


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:35 pm 
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DOH... SS!


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:19 pm 
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Well, managed 6 miles today as a first. 29ers are superb, never ridden one prior to this, better photo's of the finished article tomorrow! :wink:


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pfwoooor! that looks spicy 8)


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 11:44 pm 
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 Post subject: lovely bike
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 10:18 am 
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I love the blue and the brown of the brooks.

What do you think of the light?


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 Post subject: Re: lovely bike
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 11:08 am 
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samsbike wrote:
I love the blue and the brown of the brooks.

What do you think of the light?


It's a Niterider Minewt, had it a few years now and it is brilliant. Easy to attach and fairly discrete! I'd recommend one definitely.


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Great looking bike and really tasty parts on it, love the wheels 8)

Only thing that jars is these new fangled integrated headsets, ruins the flow at the front imho but really nit picking.

Any more ride reports?


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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 12:05 pm 
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clockworkgazz wrote:
Great looking bike and really tasty parts on it, love the wheels 8)

Only thing that jars is these new fangled integrated headsets, ruins the flow at the front imho but really nit picking.

Any more ride reports?


Nah, not at the moment, dreaded inverted disc has reared it's ugly head again! Hopefully back out on it soon.

One comment I will make is I wish I had got just the large frame rather than the XL. I'm 6'3" with 32" inside leg with a longer torso, everything pointed towards the XL frame, I couldn't get a demo frame to ride, so going off the judgement of Salsa and Charlie the Bikemonger I got the XL. I can barely get my feet flat on the floor when stood over the cross bar, this despite being pretty diligent using bike frame calculators, online help, e mail etc. it's fine once I'm on the perch, just wouldn't want to be sliding off the saddle in a hurry :lol: thankfully already got 2 children :lol:

I do love the look of the black Karate Monkeys though, very stealthy.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:17 pm 
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A little pic from a short ride on Sunday!


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