Anyone got one? Could be tempted to buy the whole chainsaw depending on price. I’ve got a set already but the left hand crank is a bit scuffed so looking for a set in nice condition, left hand especially.
Arms only is fine; I have a set already but the octalink has worn (after 20 years...) and they knock on the axle. I can re-use the rings, just need new arms. Potentially only one side but I guess people will be selling pairs. Needs to be nice condition with little rub please.
danson67 - the El Mar doesn’t have an EBB. It has swinger dropouts (although those also add weight).
The “ridden into a wall” comment was how Sam at Singular explained CEN tests to me at one point in the past - seemed a good analogy and is why their new frames are heavier than the v1.
My 1996 Yo Eddy is 1850g. A 2012 Salsa El Mariachi was 2500g. Lugging around an extra 2lbs in the frame makes the modern one feel harsh, dead and heavy. Much prefer the ride of the older ones but then they wouldn’t pass the CEN tests which seem to require the frame to survive being ridden at...
I've got a set of these for sale, they are the latest G4 versions.
Brand new in box.
175mm arms, stealth graphics. No chainring (although I have a choice of a few part worn ones you are welcome to have FOC if you want to run it with a used chain).
Cheapest I can find online is £380...
Whilst I'm all for "cool" retro, some bits make all the difference to make these bikes actually usable and a lot more fun! I've been hunting for some wide flat bars in 25.4 (660mm+) which of course didn't really exist in the 1990s... I found some by a company called Toseek on eBay from...