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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 12-16-12, 03:11 PM   #351
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Assuming you still have it somewhere, have you thought about salvaging the headbadge from your wrecked one? It can act as a good luck charm or memento of it.
Or curse it.
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Old 12-16-12, 03:40 PM   #352
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Or curse it.
I like the sounds of that.
On another point considering epic is seemingly building from the ground up and not salvaging (obvious w/ him not having another fixie for so long since garagegate), his already heeding this.
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Old 12-16-12, 04:48 PM   #353
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Have you guys heard more about that black/gold rush?
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Old 12-16-12, 07:55 PM   #354
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I like the sounds of that.
On another point considering epic is seemingly building from the ground up and not salvaging (obvious w/ him not having another fixie for so long since garagegate), his already heeding this.
You've guessed that right. I've got my road bike in the mean time to get me around and with as poor as I am, the rush is going to be an extremely slow build. I want to go straight for high quality on it so I'm not going to waste money on cheap stuff just to get it rideable.

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.

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Old 12-29-12, 11:55 PM   #355
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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?
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Old 01-29-13, 08:02 AM   #356
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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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Old 03-28-13, 11:49 PM   #357
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Pake French 75

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Old 03-29-13, 12:06 AM   #358
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Every time I see one of the 75's, I want to sell my Rum Runner and buy one...
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Old 05-06-13, 12:27 AM   #359
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Soma Rush I built for my son

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Old 05-06-13, 11:22 AM   #360
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Proper fixie.
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Old 05-07-13, 11:54 AM   #361
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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.
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Old 05-07-13, 11:56 AM   #362
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Guess my dura aces aren't real track cranks.

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Old 05-07-13, 12:04 PM   #364
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he's probably a world class track cyclist so we should definitely listen to him
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but octalink
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Old 05-07-13, 12:08 PM   #366
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Old 05-07-13, 12:19 PM   #367
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but octalink
but is it square taper?
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but is it square taper?
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good enough for chris hoy

not good enough for bfssfg
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Old 05-07-13, 12:24 PM   #370
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Dude bfssfg is da shiz.
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so stiff so aero so euro so pro
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Old 06-01-13, 10:13 PM   #373
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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
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Old 07-16-13, 05:48 PM   #374
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nice build, looking forward to finishing my 75 in the next week or two. Your bars are making me rethink my risers though.
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Old 07-27-13, 12:56 PM   #375
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New ride, and yes the bars ARE getting chopped.
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