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 Post subject: 1999 Salsa Ala Carte
PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 9:53 pm 
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This is one of the last US-built Salsa Ala Cartes from before QBP sold the Petaluma facility to Soulcraft and moved production overseas. It took quite a while to finally get my hands on one in the right size/year/condition/priced frame, but here it finally is. :D

Frame: 1999 Salsa Ala Carte (15 Salsa size, ST=17C-T, TT=21virtual)

Fork: Rock Judy (SL crown and uppers, C lowers, Eko Total Air 80mm)

Headset: FSA Orbit X 1 1/8"
Stem: Salsa SUL
Handlebar: Kore Elite
Grips: Yeti Speed Grips
Barends: Salsa Mangolitos

Brakes: Avid SD Mags
Brake Pads: Avid RW
Brake Cables: Avid Flak Jackets
Cantilever cable hangers: NA
Brake Levers: Real Design X-levers

Shifters: Shimano Deore STX Rapidfire pods 8-spd
Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore XT
Rear Derailleur: Sachs D.I.R.T. Plasma
Derailleur Cables: Avid Flak Jackets
Cassette: Shimano XTR 11-30
Chain: SRAM PC-68
Cranks: TNT Performance Products
Crank Bolts: SRP aluminum
Chainrings: 22t Salsa aluminium / 34-46 SR aluminum
Chainring bolts: Generic aluminum
Bottom Bracket: Topline titanium 122mm
Pedals: Bontrager RE-1

Hub Skewers: Generic non-QR aluminum nut / steel bolt
Rims: Syncros Lil' Snapper
Hubs: Cane Creek Tsali F / GT Hadley R
Nipples: Wheelsmith Aluminum
Spokes: Wheelsmith DB
Tyres: IRC Mythos XC K 2.1 F/R
Tubes: Blackburn 1.25 Presta

Saddle: Sette Lynx
Seatpost: Salsa Shaft
Seatpost Binder: Salsa Liplock

Weight: 22.9 lbs.

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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 10:00 pm 
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That's one nice looking bike, great colour and parts look right

Very light as well, how much does the frame weigh?


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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 10:06 pm 
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Neil G wrote:
That's one nice looking bike, great colour and parts look right

Very light as well, how much does the frame weigh?


Thanks!

I don't recall the frame weight exactly, but I believe it is ~4.1lbs. Not necessarily the lightest, but Salsas never were.


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:D lush :D


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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 10:27 pm 
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that looks awesome. inspiration, exactly what i dont need.


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Really really like that , fantastic job :)

On a picky note :) ;) ..The only thing I would change would be the grips and the colour of the forks , Think black forks would work better:) IMO.. :) :)


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Sithlord wrote:
On a picky note :) ;) ..The only thing I would change would be the grips and the colour of the forks , Think black forks would work better:) IMO.. :) :)


Thanks for the comps! :D

The frame color, as brilliant as it is, is really a tough one to tack down a complimentary fork for. Black is an obviously solution, but really tones down the whole Salsa vibe. There is a possibility it will end up with a black SID, but I've got a few more builds to grind through before I make that determination.


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Think the red forks go well with it but it's all down to personal preference


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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 9:10 am 
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loving that frame colour 8) 8)


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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 9:27 am 
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mmmmm :) thats lovely!

think it will look much better with the Back SID though.. dont think the red judy's really suit it


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