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    1994 Salsa Ala Carte 24" wheels

 Ross made a 24" wheel bike for his son on his ninth birthday and once dealers heard about it, they were clamoring for a production run. Ten were made and, predictably, they didn't sell.  Too expensive for a kids bike.  Most of them ended up going through bike industry channels at bargain basement prices between 1996 and 1997.  This one obviously made a trip to Cane Creek where it was outfitted with a whole slew of Cane Creek family (Cane Creek, Dia Compe, onZa) parts.  The NADS/onZa seat post and Cane Creek Silent Roller Clutch hubs are particularly neat.  The hubs never really made it into production due to the relatively limited torque capacity of the carbon band to hold the roller mechanism in place. 

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Frame Cro-Moly
Fork Anti-Gravity Atomic Suspension
Rear Shock NA
Rims Sun Rims CR 20
Hubs Cane Creek Silent Roller Clutch
Spokes Stainless steel
Tires Ritchey Mega Bite
Pedals Suntour XC Comp
Crank Race Face double, 155mm arms
Chain Sachs
Rear Cogs Shimano XTR 8 speed cassette
Bottom Bracket Tune Ti
Front Derailleur Shimano XTR
Rear Derailleur SRAM ESP 7.0
Shifters SRAM ESP 700
Handlebars Carbon
Stem Salsa
Headset Cane Creek
Brake set Dia Compe VC 800
Brake levers Dia Compe SS-5 MK II
Saddle SDG Ventura Ti Comp
Seat Post NADS (onZa) twist top
Colors White
Size 11" C-CT
Serial #   SM1641

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