Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - Soma Rush brake compatability question
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I'm considering getting a Soma Rush frame and building it up with some parts I have around. It will have brakes, front & rear. Does the Rush frame take "regular" length brake calipers, or does it need the long-reach kind? I don't see on Soma geometry page (http://www.somafab.com/geometry03.html) any mention of needing the long-reach kind, but I want to make sure.
i have a soma, but i dont use brakes if i did i say they are the normal reach (short) ones.
06-13-06, 03:03 PM
definitely the regular short kind.
06-13-06, 03:26 PM
short reach. Specs say there is clearance for 28s I run 25s with plenty of clearance, but they are clearly not set up for long reach calipers.
06-13-06, 05:01 PM
I've fit 28s with room to spare, but yeah. Short reach on the brakes.
06-13-06, 08:44 PM
while the bridge is drilled, there are no cable guides. get some clamp-on ones from an old shop, they should fit on the top tube.
what do you want a rear brake for?
I was planning on running singlespeed for a while; therefore, brakes. I live atop a mile of 6% grade, so the first mile of every ride I do is pretty fast (the last mile is kind of slow...). "Forgetting" to pedal half-way down that would get me killed. The only bike-related thing I've ever been on that doesn't allow coasting is a spin bike at the gym. Learning to always pedal at 40mph probably isn't the best idea.
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