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lmarc

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WTD: Salsa El Mariachi XL
« on: May 21, 2018, 11:37:57 AM »
Ideally with 44mm headtube and alternator dropouts.
Frame or Complete bike - I am sure we will figure something out.

mickeg

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Re: WTD: Salsa El Mariachi XL
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2018, 04:42:17 PM »
Are you aware that you posted this on a forum hosted by a different brand of bicycle?  It is unlikely anyone here will own a Salsa bike.

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Re: WTD: Salsa El Mariachi XL
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2018, 10:46:45 PM »
i came close to it Mike.

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Re: WTD: Salsa El Mariachi XL
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2018, 01:05:08 AM »
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i came close to it Mike.
Me too, but George beat me to it.  :) Chances for a used Salsa on a Thorn-specific forum are pretty well nil.

All the best,

Dan.

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Re: WTD: Salsa El Mariachi XL
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2018, 01:26:05 AM »
I used Salsa rims on my Thorn Sherpa, but it sounds like the Gordo 26 inch rims are no longer sold.  Nice rims.  Inner width is perfect for a 40 to 50 mm tire.
http://salsacycles.com/components/archive/category/rims

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Re: WTD: Salsa El Mariachi XL
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2018, 06:22:25 AM »
I've never owned a Thorn and ended up here by researching building an indestructible/expedition type bike. It may well be a long shot asking here but not everyone here owns just Thorns.

To the OP.....I have just had a quick Google to check that Salsa out. I love those dropouts....I can feel a Salsa drop bar/Rohloff (Marakesh ??) coming on.....What have you started ??!!!

Good luck with your search.... ;)

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Re: WTD: Salsa El Mariachi XL
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2018, 01:21:16 PM »
 ;D ;D

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Re: WTD: Salsa El Mariachi XL
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2018, 04:54:07 PM »
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To the OP.....I have just had a quick Google to check that Salsa out. I love those dropouts....I can feel a Salsa drop bar/Rohloff (Marakesh ??) coming on.....What have you started ??!!!

Good luck with your search.... ;)

Be advised that dropouts with really high rack mounts add limitations to your rack selection.  Thus, with that bike model, if you wanted a different brand of rack you could have difficulty getting a good fit.  I learned that when I bought my Lynskey, the rack mounts were unusually high up on the chainstays, that means that my rear rack sits unusually high.

I have seen in print on several occasions that Salsa Marakesh was the first touring bike that came in both a "short" frame for drop bars and a "long" frame for flat bars.  But that is a crock, Thorn had long and short frames for the different bar types for many years, possibly even before Salsa existed as a bike company.