Friday, November 18, 2011

Custom Bike Build: Califonia Bound El Mariachi

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!


rideonpurpose said...

cool, now slam that stem!

Anonymous said...

Very Nice


Ben said...

Drew, the stem will be lowered to about 20mm of spacers. With the ultra low top cap and 44mm headtube, that will be quite low. That will set the bars about 1.5"s below the saddle height, just where our customer wanted them.

Thank Rod, I really like how this one turned out.

Anonymous said...

Its great. Roughly how much for one with a Shimano Alfine 11

Ben said...

If you would like a quote I'd love to work one up for you!

If you could send some more specifics as to what you are looking for to our email address I'd be happy to work something up for you.