Also dropping off some random information here in case someone in the future looks for it. I never saw this anywhere else.
Weight of Soma lugged track fork (threadless, uncut 30mm steer tube) is 929.5 grams / 2 lbs.
Weight of 57 CM Soma Rush frame (totally bare, no fork) is 2086 grams / 4.6 lbs.
Hi all, I'm ready to pull the trigger on a Rush. Currently riding a 1/8 inch Scrambler when the streets are clear of ice and snow. The Scrambler is a touch too small. Will go 57cm and theadless fork. Will the Surly tuggnut work on the Rush?
I'm really liking the F75, the only thing thats bugging me is that I can pick up a Langster Pro Frameset for only $150 more.
I do see the value in something like a Rum Runner though.
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Pake French 75
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Every time I see one of the 75's, I want to sell my Rum Runner and buy one...
Just a heads up for anybody thinking about building a French 75 frame. No, they will not fit the Sram omnium cranks. Sorry, it wasn't designed around a 2 piece track crank. And seriously, why would you even want to run those? They have ****ty clearance, you can't adjust the chain line, and they're just plain ugly. Real track cranks use square taper bbs for a reason. If you want to blow your wad on some expensive cranks get Sugino 75s or Phil Woods. That is all.
Guess my dura aces aren't real track cranks.
he's probably a world class track cyclist so we should definitely listen to him
Easy guys, this bro seems interwebz tough
hipsters have been made fun of so much that its now cooler to actually be a hipster than make fun of them
good enough for chris hoy
not good enough for bfssfg
so stiff so aero so euro so pro
I completely neglect my Rush, feels bad. I haven't touched the open bearing headset since it was installed. The original chain is probably stretched out its mind +5500mi in. The chainring probably isn't in the greatest shape either and that's not knowing how many miles it had before I bought it used. The wheelset hasn't been touched by a spoke wrench since being shipped out from velomine +5000mi ago. One of the j-bends on the rear wheel broke ~1800mi ago and all I did was duck tape it. I'm pretty sure the seatpost is stuck because I had problems with it sliding down so instead of grease I used toothpaste. #idgaf
New ride, and yes the bars ARE getting chopped.