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 Post subject: Beloved Salsa A La Carte
PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 4:33 pm 
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Hi,
This is my first posting as I've only just discovered Retrobike.
I've enclosed a .jpeg file showing my beloved 1991 Salsa A La Carte
which I have owned since new.
It's not a truely retro build as this bike has evolved over the years through
constant use, but there are a few class bits remaining such as the Grafton
cranks ('91) and the Mavic BB (also '91 - 16 years service with only 1 set
of new bearings 18 months ago - boy were they hard to find !!! ) and Mavic rear mech - very rare.
This bike currently gets used 3 - 4 times a week on my 20 mile round trip to work.
My weekend play bike is a 1997 ( is this old enough to be retro ?? )
Santa Cruz Heckler which has also evolved over the years and is an
even greater
ride since it's had a 5th Element Air fitted - it's transformed the classic Heckler
single pivot design.
I'll post pics and a spec sheet of that soon, for anyone that's interested.

Cheers Rick


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 4:45 pm 
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That's similar to Jez's (Jez-2-Many-Bikes) - recent BOTM (pic should be on home page). Very nice. Welcome btw.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:00 pm 
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Why do i start bouncing when I see these ones.....

A little rebuild will do miracles but the frames' stunning!

I want one, I want one, I want one.........plz plz Sinterklaas put me a A La Carte in my shoe.... :D


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:04 pm 
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Rick, welcome. Very nice bike.

So good to keep getting fresh blood in the Reader's Bike's section.

As Ed says, very like Jez's by the looks of things.

Nice.

:D


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:05 pm 
East Midlands AEC
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Quote:
Sinterklaas put me a A La Carte in my shoe


'Santa Claus' puts things in our 'stockings' over here! :lol: Either way you'd be struggling to fit a bike in! :D


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:28 pm 
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Woeha, we've got Sinterklaas delivering presents at 5th of december and also at the end of December Santa will come along.

But I don't think this kind of presents will fit trough the chimney..:)


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 8:06 pm 
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Lovely looking bike Rick, the fact that it is with the original owner and evolved makes it even better in my eyes

Martin wrote:
Woeha, we've got Sinterklaas delivering presents at 5th of december


I like the cut of this Sinterklaas fellows jib!


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 8:49 pm 
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Nice frame!

Now youve found this place, you could hit your frame with the retro stick!

Go on, it deserves the full treatment :D

Welcome to you both.

Cheers,Al


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:22 pm 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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nice! Never seen that finish with the Jellybeans just around the joints before.

Oh and welcome!


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:50 pm 
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Why oh why do they still not do the jellybean paint instead of that naff colour scheme they have now! Gorgeous! 8)


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