bike started as a complete single speed Salsa Casseroll, size 55(58).
I liked the single speed's Spicy Mustard color better than the Ginger
Beer on the complete triple or the frameset options. I used a combination
of parts that came on the bike, parts I had at home and some new
parts to complete my triple crank commuter/light tour bike.
kept the Cane Creek headset, Kalloy stem, Salsa Short and Shallow
handlebar, Salsa seat collar and Tektro brakes from the original
build, though I plan to replace the stem with a black Ritchey Pro
in a different length.
swapped the silver Tektro brake levers for a set of practically
identical black Cane Creek levers I had at home. The Sugino XD600
triple crank with 26/36/48 rings came from another of my bikes as
did the Brooks B17 saddle. The wheels are new - Mavic CXP33 rims,
32 DT db spokes and Shimano Ultegra hubs. Cassette is a new Shimano
HG50 8 speed 12-25. The Ultegra RD, Suntour X-1 FD and Suntour bar
end friction shifters were NOS eBay finds that were waiting for
a project. The Kalloy seatpost, Planet Bike Hardcore fenders, Baggins
Banana bag and cheap rear rack were orphaned from other bikes. I
will likely upgrade these later.
bike feels great, smooth and stable but lively. I plan to to put
a lot of miles on it in the coming years. Salsa definitely came
up with a modern classic in the Casseroll.