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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 11-23-09, 03:30 PM   #1
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New Soma Rush build

I picked up a bunch of parts from ebay on my recent trip to the US.

A friend gave me a set of purple Aeroheads (I wonder why?) I laced the front up to an old Record hub, and the rear to a fixed/fixed Formula. It was brilliant to true them through the fork, as looking through the steer tube made it extremely easy to dial them in perfectly.


Setting it up to measure the fork (and with the tubulars I will sometimes use).


Finally finished. I ended up cutting the fork a bit longer than I had expected, but better too long than too short.

I found an S6 headset cheaper than I could find an S2--- unfortunately it was brown, rather than the advertised black (on ebay). For what I paid, I cannot complain.


I chose a road setup to stay compatible with all the chain rings (on my other two fixed bikes).


With a steel fork, pedals, and everything, it weighs in at 8 KG.




It will never be this clean again.
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Old 11-23-09, 03:40 PM   #2
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cool man. looks good. I hope you are prepared to rub off some of that purple on the front rim, though. Also, what kind/size bars are those?
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Old 11-23-09, 03:54 PM   #3
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Nice.
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They were free rims.... so I don't really care.
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looks surprisingly good with the purple rims..but i would make sure not to have any more purple on the bike at any point
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I am not a big fan of the purple, but cannot complain about them being donated. When winter ends, I will mostly use the tubular wheels.
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cool man. looks good. I hope you are prepared to rub off some of that purple on the front rim, though. Also, what kind/size bars are those?
El Toro 42. Great bars with a bit of a drop. I have another set on a different bike.
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cool bike yo.
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