Friday, April 10, 2009


Added to the collection. Picture taken by previous owner, Jason Boucher. The couplers allowing the bike to break down for travel should be cool.

This is custom, one off Carl Strong 29er built with a Salsa El Mariachi geometry. It’s not a Salsa, it’s built to specifications with parts supplied by builder, Jason, to Carl Strong.
Frame: Custom Carl Strong, high quality ChroMoly steel
Fork: Salsa CroMoto Grande 29er fork painted to match
Stem: Salsa Scandium.
Headset: Silver King
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT
Frt Guide: N-Gear jump stop
Crank/BB: XT Octalink, 175mm, 34tooth Salsa ring, w/Ring Dinger
Cassette: XT 11-34
Chain: XT
Shifter: XTR M950 series 9 speed
Levers: XTR M950
Brakes: Avid BB 7
Bar: Salsa Moto Ace flat bar
Grips: Salsa lock on
Seatpost: Salsa Shaft
Saddle: WTB Silverado
Hubs: XT Silver
Rims: Salsa Semi Silver
Spokes/Nipples: DT
Tires: WTB


Anonymous said...

Sweet and sorta retro-grouchy with the thud bustah!

The Heathen

Mimbres Man said...

I like it! I think you'll like the couplers! Now I want all my bikes equipped with them.

motoscotch said...

took it off the road and the rails to trails to do some single track, so I took the thuddy off the x-cal. figured if I got it, why not use it?

we've got a 100 miler coming up in a week, 95% rails to trails, so figured the thuddy would be a welcome relief...

thanks for peekin' in guys.