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vintage Salsa 700c CX

After getting doored on the Nordavinden (and bending frame, fork, bars, rack, saddle in the crash), this trusty old Salsa is in Commutron 5000 mode. The Soma fork and rack are temporary while Josh Muir completes a dedicated long rake fork w/ platform rack for the ILE bag).

Salsa 700c dirt bike: HA: 71.5, SA 72.5, TT 565, ST 535, BBD 65, fork L 400

Soma Classic Curve Cross, 389mm L, 44mm rake

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Sugino XP, 170mm, 110 BCD, SKF 116mm w/ 2mm driveside spacer (bare minimum Q)

Speedplay Drillium, Vans Old Schools ;)

46T, 34T, 12-34T 9spd XT, SRAM chain

XTR M950 RD, CX70 top pull FD, Dura-Ace 9spd bar-ends

Nitto RM-013 520mm, vintage Salsa Cro-Moto 110mm/15 deg

old Brooks B17, Paul Handsome

F: Paul Neo, R: Paul Touring, Paul hangers F+R, Cane Creek SCR-5, Paul Cross interupters

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Schmidt Klassic 32, Velocity Synergy, 32 x DT 14/15 (brass), Compass Snoqualmie Pass 44-622 Extra-Light @ 35psi

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
King Classic 36, Velocity Synergy, 36 x DT 14/15 (brass), Compass Snoqualmie Pass 44-622 Extra-Light @ 50psi

Berthoud 50mm SS fenders, Soma Deluxe Porteur rack, ILE Porteur bag, B+M Avy Senso +, King Ti cages (on a commuter! LOL), Crane copper bell

More Info:
soon to have custom low-trail fork and minimalist platform rack...

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Initial
  2. Commutron Vessel
  3. Stage 3
  4. Stage 4

Added by theodocious. Last updated about 7 years ago.



Jehu says:

Dude you look a lot like Buddy Holly

Posted about 7 years ago


ghostridethewhip says:


Posted about 7 years ago


theodocious says:

The joint is really jumpin', the cats are goin' wild
The music really sends me, I dig that crazy style


Posted about 7 years ago


parfumisme says:

this build is so sensitive, so good. Gotsta love well aged vintage Salsa !!

Posted over 7 years ago


theodocious says:

Thx for the kind words! She's a sweet one. I'll cry if/when she finally cracks somewhere; the tubing is small dia. and thin. Tons of snap at least!

Posted over 7 years ago


Big_toque says:

Great build. I'm a big fan of your stable as well.

Posted over 8 years ago


theodocious says:

Thanks man, likewise. Some people have one bike with 12 speeds; you have 12 bikes with one speed! Right on man. - Ted

Posted over 8 years ago