In for a new set of brakepads and tires is an older production Saluki with some signs of love as a daily commuter with gentle beausage. Every thing is understated but primo. Only thing missing from this real-world ride is her trusty SaddleSack.
It’s a great city bike setup for a smaller rider who doesn’t weigh much. The aluminum albatross cockpit is very light by cockpit standards. The frame is stout, but there’s no fat. And while we usually send commuters out with tougher rims and tires, when you weigh a scant 105 pounds, you can still get away with carrying 25 pounds of food over city streets on a featherweight wheelset so long as your tires are chubby enough (these are 38mm). Rich-built DT Swiss 340 hubs and w/ Velocity A23 wheelset makes it a true cat-5 race machine. Bolt-on German tail-light and MKS platform pedals with reflectors are no-brainers for the stop-start city commutes.
We used to sell these pari-moto tires but they’ve been discontinued, so we’ll be replacing this bald pair with our new ultralight 650b x 42mm Soma GRs. She managed zero flats in a year of commuting on those light tires on her route so we think they’ll be fine.
Saluki is what we used to call our A. Homer Hilsen in smaller sizes.
We have just a few 47cm and 50cm size NOS Saluki a.k.a. A.HomerHilsen frames left. If you like this one…. call us 800 345 3918.