1997 Salsa Ala Carte

yo-Nate-y

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This one is going to be fun. My first bike with a 1 1/8th headtube :)
1997 but still fully rigid.

Arrived today and I sent off an order for a few bits (seat collar, FD shim, etc) . This will be my "into spring" build. More pics to come!

The build plan so far is below:

Revised build 2-6-2010
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Frame: 1997 Salsa Ala Carte 19" metallic silver
Fork: Salsa rigid

Headset: Chris King Sotto Voce black nothreadset
Stem: Thomson
Handlebar: gold Specialized SWorks flat bar
Grips: WTB

Brakes: XTR m950 v's
Brake Pads: XTR
Brake Levers: XTR m950

Shifters: XT 732 thumbies
Front D: Suntour XC Pro 31.8 shimmed to 28.6
Rear D: XTR 952
Cassette: XTR m950 11-32
Chain: Shimano Hg91 8 speed
Cranks: Raceface Turbine 175mm black
Crank Bolts: Shimano
Chainrings: Sun Ringle w/Shimano granny 46/34/24
Chainring bolts: Token
BB: Shimano UN72
Pedals: Suntour XC Compe flat or XTR SPDs

Hub Skewers: American Classic
Rims: Mavic Sunset 217s
Hubs: Chris King classic black
Tyres: IRC Backcountry Kevlar redwalls 2.25
Tubes: generic

Saddle: Selle Italia Flite Ti kevlar tricolor black/orange/ light grey
Seatpost: IRD 27.2
Seatpost Binder: Salsa Liplock 30.6
Misc: black Ringle anti-chain suck thing

Weight: 22.75 pounds / 10.32 kilos
 

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longun

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awsome buddy,itll look a cracker :D
always had a soft spot for salsa's ,a jellybean alacarte would be perfect in my garage awaiting me :D
 

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BB and headset done! The King sotto voce is HOT. More pics to come----this is my Friday evening post-work decompression ;)
 

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Hmm......saddle choices. Bar choices.....
 

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yo-Nate-y

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Got nuthin' silver. My options are carbon Monkeylite, gold SWorks, an old black Ritchey, or.......3DV :shock:
 

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I should switch it back before I have another beer and decide to build it up this way......with white cable housing.
 

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mechagouki

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Super nice bike! 3DV is working for me.

Perf. Turbo would look good on this bike - Flite is maybe a bit too flashy for something as subtle as an Ala Carte
 
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