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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:43 pm 
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Always been a fan of Ross Shafer and his Salsas - and when I got the chance to actually own one of the earlier I didn't need to hesitate at all.

The hunting for parts is all fun, but this time that will never happen. I'll leave it as is - a mix of new and old.

As Ross' spec sheet says - it was made for "Rich Guy", and he wanted a light one with the all new Suntour group. The fork is a very early unicrown and it has road wheels - Wolber rims rolled down by Keith Bontrager. So this bike actually has a cassette, not at free hub. Original paint was pooftaflage.

Frame and fork is all fillet brazed. Salsa Pro Moto SL stem, Salsa handlebars. This was a lightweight in it's time. Weight is around 26 lbs. Still feels quick though, stable and ok on the technical parts. If I only could have one bike, this would be a good candidate.

Brought back to Salsa for a repair in 1991 and repainted in a dark blue color with jellybeans. Not sure what was done to it, but the head tube have gussets like a Mountain Goat. My guess is that the head tube was replaced and that the guys at Salsa replaced it with a MG one just for fun.

Guess the brakes were replaced around then as well - now it have WTB roller cams. Brakes phenomenal.

ImageSalsa SM052 by Bjørnar Håland, on Flickr

ImageSalsa SM052 by Bjørnar Håland, on Flickr

ImageSalsa SM052 by Bjørnar Håland, on Flickr

ImageSalsa SM052 by Bjørnar Håland, on Flickr

ImageSalsa SM052 by Bjørnar Håland, on Flickr

ImageSalsa SM052 Specs by Bjørnar Håland, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:26 pm 
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Yet another amazing bike 8) Where do you find them all ? :?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:37 pm 
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Bloody cool!


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:32 am 
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Love it!


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:03 am 
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M-Power wrote:
Yet another amazing bike 8) Where do you find them all ? :?


Yup, she's a beauty, I'm guessing they are all from Mombat? Pooftaflage would have been cool but I really like the dark blue with jelly beans too.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:13 am 
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Rod_Saetan wrote:
M-Power wrote:
Yet another amazing bike 8) Where do you find them all ? :?


Yup, she's a beauty, I'm guessing they are all from Mombat? Pooftaflage would have been cool but I really like the dark blue with jelly beans too.


Bought it from a guy in California before the Mombat sales started. I must admit that I've bought one of two from Mombat as well. No Salsa, though.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:13 pm 
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that one is the Bomb, with that painted to mach stem....don´t ever give it away


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:54 pm 
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Beautiful!

Any idea what year these handlebars were introduced?


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:04 pm 
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Remko wrote:

Any idea what year these handlebars were introduced?



I Would guess 83 or so. This have it as well:
http://www.vintagemtbworkshop.com/1983- ... om-21.html

Ross' 82 have bullmoose bars
http://mombatbicycles.com/MOMBAT/Bikes/ ... oboni.html


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:16 pm 
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That’s really special.


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