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Old 04-01-10, 06:02 PM
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What bike is this?

Hi, I am about to buy this mountain bike, but the owner doesn't know what model it is. Can someone help me identify what bike is this? Also, how much does it worth? Thank you.
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Old 04-01-10, 06:08 PM
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Well it looks to be made by Salsa, tough to figure out the model though. If he knows what year it is you might be able to find it here- http://www.bikepedia.com/Search.aspx?Q=salsa&Sub=bikes
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Old 04-01-10, 10:11 PM
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Thanks. Because I have never heard of this brand before, can someone tell me the quality of this brand? What should be the expected price for this mountain bike?
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Whoa - - what a rare one that is. 1995 Salsa Moto-Impedo. Wow. There were only eight of those made and the first 4 had problems where they tried to molecularly bond the Tange Sekai steel main triangle/BB to the new-process then-prototype Reynolds high-carbon-and-boron chainstay tubes. It was NOT welding - - it was a new, experimental oven/forge-molecular bonding process done in conjunction with pressure applied by a 24-ton heavy-crude-oil hydraulic punch press modfied specifically for the process.

The reason it was called the "Impedo" is because of that thing that looks like a U-lock around the seatpost. That's not a U-lock - - it's actually a heavy-duty aircraft carrier trip-wire clevis used to attach the drag chute to in order to get it to stop. The bikes were built to attempt a land-speed coasting record down the face o Kilimanjaro; and everyone knew those little cantis would be worthless in any truly high-speed run.




















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Ok.... I was kind of excited that someone knew the bike. But... btw, it's 04/02 NOW!!!!!
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But I'm on PDT .
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so... if you know the bike, can you tell me when it's 04/02 ?
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Last bump. Mostly just want to know the quality of the brand for now. Is $70 a good price for it? Thanks
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Salsa is a quality brand. Assuming it's not broken, 70 bucks is a steal IMO.
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The front brake is broken. The bike looks so old though, I am guessing it's from the 90s?
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What's the difference between, say, this bike and the new mountain bike from walmart? Would this bike be easier to ride? Thanks.
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Here's a bit of history on the Salsa brand http://www.mombat.org/Salsa.htm. No comparison to the junk from Walmart, although it might be just as easy to "ride".
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What's the difference between, say, this bike and the new mountain bike from walmart? Would this bike be easier to ride? Thanks.
The main difference is that the Salsa is an actual bike. Ease of riding is too subjective to quantify.
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It looks like it's at least 20 years old and sized for a rider 6'2" or taller. $70 is more than a fair price if it fits.
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The front brake is broken. The bike looks so old though, I am guessing it's from the 90s?
Nope.

It's from the '80s.
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This bike is going to be a lot more reliable than a walmart bike, specifically because the walmart bike was not assembled by a real bike mechanic. This bike looks like it has decent components, a nice fork, good saddle, nice rims and tires, cantilever breaks, handlebars, the stem looks long (how tall are you?), but overall this will serve you much better than a walmart bike. You're going to have to get used to the friction shifters, but I prefer this style to any indexing shifter.

What do you need this bike for? Commuting? Trail riding? Mountain Biking? Touring? Throw some horns on the bar-ends, and maybe replace the stem if you're 5'10"-5'11", but otherwise that looks super reliable and a great deal for $70.
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Thank you all for the reply. I am 6ft and the bike fits me OK, maybe a little big. But I ended up getting it for $50 because I need to replace the brake cable. I mainly use it for commuting around campus and so far it served that purpose well.
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