Hello fellow bicycle & internet enthusiasts.
I have a predicament and I feel like bikeforums is the only place where I can find seemingly endless people with countless opinions about any possible thought I have relating to any bicycle.
Here's the deal. I keep looking online at the soma double cross disc. It looks so beautiful and people like it. Currently I commute on a Kona Jake the Snake (2010). 2013-11-08 22.41.06.jpg
I'm not 100% in love with the bike, but it's light, does the job, and I have raced 'cross on it a few times. I feel like I could sell it on my local CL and get a decent amount ($700-$800) for it.
I just can't stop thinking about this bike...
Thing is, there is nowhere near me (I checked the shops listed through SOMA - they don't have them in stock), where I could actually ride this bike. I would be using it for the following: 1) commuting 2) rando/century rides 3) potential short tours. I would build it up with a front dynamo hub and a fork with mounts for a rack and stuff.
Tell me what to do! Specifically if you have ridden BOTH the Jake the Snake AND the DC, that would be immensely helpful.