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Old 03-04-2013, 11:09 PM   #2326
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actually, according to their website, they still make 3; all fatbikes.

Salsa is seriously into chasing whatever they think the current fads are; almost the exact opposite what what Salsa used to be under Ross Shafer (before it got bought by QBP).
Salsa does still make 26" where it counts...namely when the geometry just gets futzed up if you don't. The Vaya punts down to a 26" wheel when you get to the smaller frame sizes.
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Old 03-05-2013, 06:26 AM   #2327
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A patch of leather, held on by some simple hemp twine, would look good. Same thing for the down tube if the bike will get parked at those bike racks where you throw the front over the top of the rail.
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I just use glue, but your are right senor Andres a piece of Hemp will be great too
Or, for that racy look, safety wire.

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Old 03-05-2013, 07:16 AM   #2328
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As long as you know, I just see my share of bikes damage (some permanent) from such a silly mistake


Mid-tube is the *worst* place to be routinely dinging your nicely double-butted top tube.
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:39 AM   #2329
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Or, for that racy look, safety wire.

Now that looks really good, how does it look at the "knot" side...
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:27 AM   #2330
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Now that looks really good, how does it look at the "knot" side...
Thanks! That was the cleanest, most elegant solution, I could come up with, and still have sort of a competition look. I think it would look equally cool, as a frame protector.

I superglued the end of the leather tape and double-wrapped the safety wire. Because the leather doesn't compress, I had to leave the twist untucked. On softer materials, one can just tuck the twist under the wire and it won't snag anything. Since I don't handle that part of the handlebar and the twist is only ~6mm long, I haven't had any problems slicing my fingers.
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:50 AM   #2331
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I'm lucky that I got a slew of nice bikes to choose from whenever I want to go ride.

Should I be in the mood for some road work:


I've got to put a lot of miles on this bike....So nice. Shame it's being sold:






Back to wishing the snow would melt
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:37 AM   #2332
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^^ Damn, Andrew, that is one bitchin cool looking road setup!

Question though, which wheels are those, and why so many spokes??
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:37 AM   #2333
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A friend just got one of these (can't find an exact match picture or have a picture of his)....

11K, 14 pounds, electric shift....

Unreal.... Rarefied Air. One of the finest Bicycles ever made...
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:22 AM   #2334
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That is the devil's bicycle, right there. I like it.
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Old 03-06-2013, 01:51 PM   #2335
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I'm lucky that I got a slew of nice bikes to choose from whenever I want to go ride.

Should I be in the mood for some road work:
I've got to put a lot of miles on this bike....So nice. Shame it's being sold:

Back to wishing the snow would melt
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Andrew, how are those carbon rotors holding up? Are they crash worthy? What's the deal on the Turner? I *want* one, although I have little reason to get one.
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:05 PM   #2336
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Andrew, how are those carbon rotors holding up? Are they crash worthy? .
Holy eff, is that what those are? Cool!

I friggin love these carbon frames & components...would love to own one, if I could ever trust myself to take care of it. I would CERTAINLY end up having the thing tip over onto a rock, or have the wind swing the car door shut on it, or some other random-thing-that wasn't-supposed-to-happen happen, knocking a crack mid-tube. With me...it's not a question of if...it's a question of when.

Butted Al/Fe/Ti is also delicate...but not quite as extreme.
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:12 PM   #2337
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Andrew, how are those carbon rotors holding up? Are they crash worthy? What's the deal on the Turner? I *want* one, although I have little reason to get one.
The rotors are great. I have to say though that I'm slightly biased as my brother (selling the bike) is one of the guys behind the carbon brake rotor company. They are bar-none the best rotors I've used. So smooth, consistent, and silent while riding.

I'll forward you my brothers contact on the Turner. It's been his baby for awhile now. He'll fill you in on it all.

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Old 03-06-2013, 02:46 PM   #2338
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Thanks! I'm really curious about the DW-Link and Turner is the shiznit! I just started riding a 29'er last year. They're pretty nice.

I remember you posting about those rotors a while ago, maybe in your racing thread. I was kinda wondering when someone would give that a try, they seem pretty successful in sport bikes.
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Old 03-06-2013, 05:39 PM   #2339
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Knot as good as this.



That is an excellent application of a little fancy work
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Old 03-07-2013, 04:39 AM   #2340
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A friend just got one of these (can't find an exact match picture or have a picture of his)....

11K, 14 pounds, electric shift....

Unreal.... Rarefied Air. One of the finest Bicycles ever made...
He can stand to lose a few pounds. There's a shop here in the DC area that got one down to 11# without compromising rideability.



It was on bikerumor a few months (?6?) ago

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