Salsa Cycles Mountain Bike
This Salsa was originally built in 1984 for a guy named Jim Leis. Ross Shafer worked with him at Santana and Jim later went on to be a part of World Class components.
This frame is all fillet brazed and made with a mix of Reynolds 531 and Tange tubing. It would have been one of the last bikes he built in Santa Cruz or one of the first bikes he built in Petaluma according to Ross. It is all fillet brazed and built with period correct parts.
Ross was probably the first person to use more modern geometries. Generally it’s said that his mountain bikes were about 10 years ahead of his competition when it came to geometry. I would have to agree. Compared to other mid 80’s bikes I own this one is way ahead of the game. The serial number on this is SM053