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 Post subject: 1996 Salsa El Kaboing
PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:50 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: East Coast, NC
Just picked this up. All I've done is clean it up and rebuild the fork. This is the original build from the original owner.

There doesn't seem to be much out there about this model, so if anybody has information about the El Kaboing, I'd love to hear it.


Frame: 1996 Salsa El Kaboing

Fork: Manitou SX TI

Headset: Chris King no logo
Stem: Salsa
Handlebar: Scott
Grips: Oury

Brakes: Shimano XT V-brake front / Paul Crosstop II rear
Brake Levers: XT m739

Shifters: XT m739
Front Derailleur: XT m739
Rear Derailleur: XT m739
Cassette: XT m739
Cranks: XT m739
Pedals: some cheapo plastic things

Hub Skewers: XT
Rims: Mavic 517
Hubs: XT m739


Weight: no idea

Excuse the pedals, they are the only flats I have not already on a bike and I was ready to take it for a ride.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:28 am 
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Wow thats beautiful :!:


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:48 am 
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Drool!


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 1:39 pm 
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Very nice - elegant.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:58 pm 
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very cool! I had an NOS frame a few years back. Your rear triangle was made by Chumba Wumba cycles, front triangle in Petaluma by Salsa. There was only a few of these frames made back in 96.

Wish i had kept mine :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 7:38 pm 
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Wow even the name is cool! Steel is real!


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:05 pm 
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Very nice indeed. rod_saten had one for a while. He might know a bit about them.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:34 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Thanks for all the comments. I've seen posted that anywhere from 50-75 of these were built over the few years they were still built in Petaluma which is probably why I can't find any information on it.

It's a very stiff riding bike for being full suspension. Setting the fork up at full pre-load gives it an almost road bike feel.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:40 pm 
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Dang that looks sick! Well done


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