restored by: Fraggle
Built by Ross Shafer himself -the founder of Salsa Cycles- in 1983 in Santa Cruz California, before moving his shop to Petaluma in 1984
Weight 13.7 Kg
Mainly black anodized Shimano Deore XT M700 "deerhead" groupset
3x6 speed friction shifting
Tommaselli Racer (Italy) motorcycle brake levers
This is one of the first 50 Salsas ever made. Salsa Cycles was an early MTB custom builder, also well-known for the fine Salsa Moto roller stems.
The frame is fillet brazed of a mix of Ishiwata, Tange, Columbus and Reynolds tubing.
It shows a welded unicrown fork, which was very hard to come by back then. It replaced the then common biplane-crown-fork.
The stem is Salsa made as well, an early type without roller pulley.