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Old 08-05-07, 03:41 PM   #1
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PICS of my new ala carte

Just built her up this weekend. Its pouring rain now, so will have to wait to take her out on the trails.


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Old 08-05-07, 04:08 PM   #2
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That is beautiful, congratulations!!!!
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Old 08-05-07, 04:25 PM   #4
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Love the paint. Awesome!
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Old 08-05-07, 06:04 PM   #6
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I had my eye on an ala carte built up as a fully rigid single speed at my LBS.

I was really tempted to grab it as it was only 450 (used) but the frame was a little too big.

Looks like a great bike. Got a list of parts?
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Old 08-05-07, 06:16 PM   #7
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The seat tube is tall and without a sloping top tube, but I don't seem to have a problem with standover clearance.

Build specs -
Frame: 2006 salsa ala carte
Fork: 2006 Marzocchi mx comp 85mm
Headset: FSA orbit x
Handlebar: Easton EA70
Stem: FSA 90mm
Seatpost: Easton EA50
Seat: WTB Rocket V Ti rails
Brakes: Avid BB7
Wheels: Velocity rims/WTB laser lite hubs
Crank: LX
FD: LX
RD: XT
Tires: Crossmark (f)/Nevegal (r)
Pedals: CB eggbeater
Shifters: LX
Grips: Ergon
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Old 08-05-07, 06:37 PM   #8
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How do you like those grips?
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I like them alot. They're great for long, bumpy rides. Really help with forearm pump and hand cramping. The ones I have now are a bit big, but I think the new GX series will have a medium.
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Mmmmmm...makes me hungry.

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looks good
whats the weight?
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muy caliente!
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Very nice bike. Love it!
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Great job! I love that color!
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Not sure of the weight, don't have a scale. I'm pretty sure its under 25.5 lbs though

just put it on my bathroom scale. Weighed 20 lbs even. I also weighed a 10 lb dumbell that came in at 9 lbs. So figure the scale is 10% off, would weigh around 22 lbs. Seems too light, but it definitely weighs less than my spec. epic and it weighs 26.5 lbs. Whatever, as long as its sub-25 I'm happy.

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