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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 03-30-04, 07:14 AM   #1
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my new 04 Soma Rush

Ok, bike complete!

Will post pics once I clean it after last weekends extensive riding

Here's what I used:

167,5mm Miche Primato cranks, Miche BB, Old Campy Chorus pedals with clips & straps. PRO straight carbon fork. Really pimpy Cinelli Grammo titanium stem, Tange headset, Nitto alu drops. Thomson seatpost, Fi:zik Poggio saddle. Wheelset Sun Venus, plain DT spokes. American Classics micro 68 hub in the front, Phil Wood double fixed rear. Purple anodized Tranz-X anti theft QR in the front for laughs. Gearing is 48:18 and my legs very very tired. My skidding skills suck...

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dig the wrap-job on the bars
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Great looking bike. That stem is friggin beautiful. How is it compared to el dumbo?

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Great looking bike. That stem is friggin beautiful. How is it compared to el dumbo?

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"awesome"

very responsive and light

I figured out how to skid properly today. The cheap Scwalbe Blizzard tyres are in for some serious burnin'
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PRO straight carbon fork.
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Nice bike... Almost got one myself. Is the fork one of the Soma forks or is "PRO" the brand?
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Nice bike... Almost got one myself. Is the fork one of the Soma forks or is "PRO" the brand?
it's a "Pro" brand, apparently some kind of Shimano subsidiary. Cheapo, too ( approx. 150 euros )

After a week with straps I changed into eggbeaters, as I could not overrun my SPD reflex
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