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Old 05-15-10, 03:24 PM   #1
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Soma Rush builds anyone?

Since every other major bike has a thread of build pics, I thought the Soma Rush deserved some love and attention. I've been building mine up over the past few weeks and finally have it about where I want it.

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57cm frame, threaded fork
Velocity Aeroheads 28h, Dura Ace 7710 Low Flange Hubs, DT Champion Double Butted Spokes
Dura Ace 7710 Track Cranks, Dura Ace 49t Chainring
Dura Ace 7710 Octalink Bottom Bracket
Nitto B105 Road Drops
Nitto Dynamic Stem
Fizik Arione Saddle, Vintage Shimano 600 Aero Seatpost
Vittoria Rubino Pro 700x25 Tires
Soma 18t Cog, Dura Ace Lockring
Tange Levin Headset
Shimano M520 SPD Pedals






The only thing that's left to do is replace the missing barplug that fell out this morning. grr. I'd also like to replace the saddle with another arione. I got a deal on this one because it was ripped slightly. I'm planning on taking this thing out to the track for the beginner class next week. I'm super excited about it.

Anyway i'd love to get some feedback and see what people have done with their somas!

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Old 05-15-10, 03:40 PM   #2
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I'm liking your cranks.
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Old 05-15-10, 03:46 PM   #3
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thanks! they're all that's left from the motobecane team track that i sold to build this up. i'm definitely liking this a lot better. aluminum was just way to harsh for me.
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This build looks really good, I really like it. 49/18 might be a tad too low for the tracks.
Which one are you going to anyways?
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Old 05-15-10, 04:03 PM   #5
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yeah, i'll definitely drop down to a 15 or 16 cog when i get to the track. and lose the brake obviously. i'll be going to alpenrose on the outskirts of portland. i just went out there to spectate for the first time last week and it seems incredibly fun! although the banking is scary steep (43 degrees!). but that's why i'm hitting up the development classes before i try to race for real.
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That sounds like it's going to be really fun, going to the tracks is fun in general, watching or participating.
The track here, Burnaby Velodrome, 47 degree...
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47 degrees? yikes! at least you guys have a nice indoor velodrome for year-round use. we're slaves to the eternal northwest rains down here.
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you need a higher gear if you're going to make it through those turns safely. a 16t or 15t should be better.
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49-18 isn't too bad. it's over 70 gear inches. Just don't take the corners too tight. v0v
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thank you sharpsandflatts for setting up a soma rush appreciation thread. its about bloody time.

my beat-up, mediocre soma rush: http://www.pedalroom.com/bike/a-mediocre-soma-rush-392
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odd location for the computer...

& level the seat.
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thank you sharpsandflatts for setting up a soma rush appreciation thread. its about bloody time.

my beat-up, mediocre soma rush: http://www.pedalroom.com/bike/a-mediocre-soma-rush-392
that looks like back pain. Nice build, i like the rev-x.
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This is a very nice build. I really like your choice of wheelsets - flashy < performance. It has a very timeless look. I also like the 49/18 gearing. Glad to see I'm not the only one who doesn't like to push 120 gear inches in traffic*.

Come to think of it, this looks like something I would build: Nice Aeroheads, skinny tubes, shiny components, lowish ratio, and a front brake. Great minds . . .

*I am not advocating 49/18 for the track, but neither are you.
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Good idea for a thread, there's my contribution above
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was under the impression that the rush wasn't track legal some **** about the geometry or something
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was under the impression that the rush wasn't track legal some **** about the geometry or something
i can't imagine why. it's got rear facing dropouts, steep angles (74 deg ST, 75 deg HT), and a reasonably high bottom bracket. what else is there?

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odd location for the computer...

& level the seat.
the bars are pretty narrow (37cm) and I wanted to maximize the number of hand positions so I decided to put the computer on the top tube even if it does look a little funky. as far as the saddle angle goes, it's comfortable for me. i don't know why they make seatposts adjustable if people just give you hard time for having them anything other than perfectly level.

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thank you sharpsandflatts for setting up a soma rush appreciation thread. its about bloody time.

my beat-up, mediocre soma rush: http://www.pedalroom.com/bike/a-mediocre-soma-rush-392
hey don't sell yourself short. i'm not really feeling the aerospoke or the rasta headset but other than that it's a pretty tight build.

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Good idea for a thread, there's my contribution above
nice and classy. keep em coming!

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Old 05-18-10, 09:42 PM   #17
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as far as the saddle angle goes, it's comfortable for me. i don't know why they make seatposts adjustable if people just give you hard time for having them anything other than perfectly level.
if it's not comfortable when level, it's too high. really. i fit people professionally.
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