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    1982 Salsa Scoboni

This bike was the personal ride of Ross Shafer, founder of Salsa. His first batch consisted of 6 bikes that were finished together.  Mark Michel, designer of the Salsa logo and Bicycle Trip shop owner, built his bike up first so Ross considers it Salsa #1.  This bike was finished second which makes it Salsa #2.  All the bikes used the single piece fork crown that was lathe turned from solid billet steel.  Four of the six bikes have the top tube/seat tube treatment shown as seen on this bike.  One, for Terry Holben (maker of the early Salsa decals), had the fish mouth rotated 90 degrees from example since the top tube had been cut slightly short.  The smallest frame had a conventional top tube seat tube intersection.  The brake bosses are made from short sections of tubing with the Mafac piece brazed to the top.  We have tried to replicate the original parts when possible but the bike was used as a test bed for various components and ideas.  At one time, it even sported the Suntour BEAST electronic shifting system.

The "Scoboni" name on the frame and serial number comes from  Ross's early bike club days.  Everyone thought it would be cool to have Italian names and it Ross became Roscoe became Scoboni.

 

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Frame Fillet brazed cro-moly, Ishiwata tandem down tube (now Tange double butted), tandem head tube, 3/4"  stays
Fork Ishiwata track blades with liners, lathe-turned out solid billet crown
Rear Shock NA
Rims Araya 2.125 (originally Araya 7X)
Hubs Phil Wood bolt-on (originally Campagnolo low flange and then a  Phil rear later)
Spokes DT 3 cross
Tires Specialized Crossroads II (originally Comp III followed by IRC X-1 26 x 1.75 then 2.125 front)
Pedals Campagnolo steel quill (followed by KKT track w/ clips)
Crank Sugino AT (originally Campagnolo drilled for triple rings then Sugino AX)
Chain Sedis (originally Regina Oro)
Rear Cogs Suntour 6 speed (originally Regina 6)
Bottom Bracket Phil Wood sealed
Front Derailleur Suntour ARX (originally Campagnolo Nuovo record)
Rear Derailleur Shimano Crane GS (originally Campagnolo Nuovo Record followed by Shimano Crane GS)
Shifters Suntour Mighty thumb
Handlebars bull moose by Tom Rightmeyer (maker of the Mantis stems)
Stem bull moose by Tom Rightmeyer (maker of the Mantis stems)
Headset Campagnolo steel w/ Shimano 600 top cup
Brake set Mafac Tandem cantilever
Brake levers Tommaselli  (originally Magura Shorties) original Oakley grips
Saddle Brooks B-15 (originally a Cinelli Uni Canitor buffalo)
Seat Post SR Laprade
Colors originally pearl pink, now metallic gray
Size 21.5" c-t
Serial #   SCOBONI

 

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