We finished the build today on a stunner of an El Mariachi. This one's headed for sunny California. James took advantage of our Salsa El Mariachi/Whiskey fork frameset deal as the basis for a heck of a single speed.
James wanted a light weight, durable, comfortable, and elegant single speed. I think we hit the mark completely.
James sent us some used, but still gorgeous, first Gen XTR cranks for this build. Matched to a titanium Race Face BB and a classy Salsa ring it's a heck of a combo. Latest generation XT pedals really look great next to the vintage cranks.
Thomson seat post and stem play very well with Salsa's Bend 2 bars and Ergon grips. Clean looking and super comfy, this is a great set up.
The lines on this bike are great. White Industry/Stan's wheels, great drive train parts, and serviceable, reliable components make this a winner. It is built with darn near forever components, and should ride like a dream.
Thanks again James, happy trails!