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    As Promised my $400 Soma Rush MONSTER

    I started a thread about whether or not i should buy a bike on ebay and you guys helped me out saying it was a good deal. Well i ended up winning a Soma Rush for $500. I only changed a few things on it and made some money off of it. Here is what happened. I won the bike and it had one green and one brown Velocity deep v wheels with Surly hubs on it. I sold those for $200 and then the guy i bought it from gave me a $50 refund for the ****ty packaging he did and that brings the price to $250 with no wheels. So i went to the interweb and bought some Mavic CXP 22 with formula hubs and dt swiss spokes/nipples for $150 (bicyclewheelwarehouse.com)
    here is what is on the bike ($400 is all i have into the bike right now)

    Soma Rush frame
    Surly Lugged fork
    Cane Creek S2 Headset
    Nitto Bullhorns
    Forte Precision seatpost
    San Marco ODZ saddle
    Mavic CXP 22/Formula wheelset
    Thompson Elite Stem
    KMC Gold chain
    Formula cog/lockring
    Veulta cranks
    Sugino 46t chainring
    Shimano sealed BB
    Kenda tires
    Redline Chain tensioners
    Dimension track pedals (getting cages/straps soon).

    Thats pretty much it, you guys that helped me asked for pictures and here she is, just finished her today and took it out, it rides soooo well. love it thanks for all the help guys.






    more to come after batman tonight

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    Wow came with a thomson stem? very cool. I think those surly forks look good on the soma frame.

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    yeah it's one of those things i never expected to have but i now have one and love it

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    Quote Originally Posted by onespeed89 View Post
    yeah it's one of those things i never expected to have but i now have one and love it
    Wait till you can put out the four Benjamins (or more) for a Thomson seatpost... so fly. And the micro-adjust actually makes the price worth it.

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    I like it.

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    I'd replace that seatpost if I were you. I had one briefly on my mtb. It flexed and creaked like crazy. I took it out of the frame for some reason (can't remember why) and found it was crimped by the seatpost collar. I took it back and bought a Thomson (though any good seatpost will be fine). I weigh a whopping 185lbs.

    Chris

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    Nice bike. That fork is 1" right? Is it threadless or threaded with an adaptor?

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    it's threadless with a shim to make the fork take a 1 1/8'' stem. Thanks guys.

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    just and inside shot
    Last edited by onespeed89; 07-24-08 at 09:39 AM.

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    why do you need the chain tensioners? your track nuts should be good enough to keep the chain tight. In my opinion they take away from the good looks of the bike.

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    FOOT RETENTION?!?!

    ha, first person to say it in this thread. but don't worry, there will be 80 more of these threads today so someone else can get their rocks off.

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