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Old 07-27-13, 04:43 PM   #376
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Old 08-16-13, 08:53 PM   #377
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Bump. Updated the Rush with a new Wabi front wheel.

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Old 08-16-13, 10:24 PM   #378
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me and the Rum Runner on the town:

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Bump. Updated the Rush with a new Wabi front wheel.

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Old 08-17-13, 06:22 AM   #380
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do any of you know what crown race size this fork takes?
http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...&category=2779
im asking here because its a soma fork and for some reason i thought there was a questions/answers thread but i cant find it.
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Old 08-17-13, 06:51 AM   #381
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Planet Bike Little Buddy. It includes tire levers with glueless patches and you can attach a clip-on light.

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Old 08-17-13, 07:01 AM   #382
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do any of you know what crown race size this fork takes?
http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...&category=2779
im asking here because its a soma fork and for some reason i thought there was a questions/answers thread but i cant find it.
26.4mm
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Old 08-17-13, 07:05 AM   #383
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I have QRified the Rush

Normally I wouldn't show an NDS photo of my bike, but in this case it's needed to properly show the changes I've made. I just received a new Wabi wheelset, and the neat thing with the new design is that they use road hubs front and rear, such that you can either bolt them on using the supplied bolts or you can use quick release skewers. The only caveat is that you need to use an old school internal cam QR in the rear to get sufficient clamping force to keep the wheel from slipping in the track dropouts. I used an old Dura Ace QR meant for road bikes with 126mm rear OLD that is the perfect length for the very thick Rush dropouts and provides plenty of clamping force. I used an even older Campy Nuovo Tipo QR from the 1970s in the front, although any QR would have been fine since very little clamping force is required. The advantage of QRs is that you don't need to carry a 15mm wrench to remove the wheels in the event of a flat tire.

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^^^ Do those wheels have shorter axles so the QR works? If so, what kind of nuts come with them? Did you ever have Wabi's old wheelset, and if you did, how do you like their new rims compared to the Jalcos?
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^^^ Do those wheels have shorter axles so the QR works? If so, what kind of nuts come with them? Did you ever have Wabi's old wheelset, and if you did, how do you like their new rims compared to the Jalcos?
The axles are normal hollow road style, which do not extend beyond the dropouts. They are internally threaded at the ends so that they can also be used with bolts, which are supplied with them. I have the old style Wabi wheels, 650C that came with my Wabi Lightning and a 700C front that I previously had on the Rush. I like the new rims better, because they have a nice gloss black finish instead of the dull matte finish of the Jalcos and are squared off at the tips, so you don't see a gap where the valve stem sticks out. Quality wise, the new and old rims appear to be the same.
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^last day to buy them on sale.
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Yeah, that's the reason for all my questions. I have been riding on a borrowed old Wabi wheelset that I like alot but my buddy wants them back & I have to order something soon, hate to miss the lower price.
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hey guys, been creeping on the forum for months but this is my first post. i'm in the process of putting together my frame-up build (pearl white soma rush) had a question about chain adjusters/ tensioners. i'm on a 1/8" kmc chain.. are there any out there that are compatible with the my frame? if so what are you guys running/recommend..thanks a bunch.
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I'm thinking about building a Rum Runner but torn on sizing between 53 and 55. Any of you that own one have any input?

I'm 5'10", cycling inseem is 32.5, and I have a bike with a 543mm effective top tube that fits great. Looking at the geo chart it seems like the 55 would be too big but the 53 might be just a little too small for me.

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I'm thinking about building a Rum Runner but torn on sizing between 53 and 55. Any of you that own one have any input?

I'm 5'10", cycling inseem is 32.5, and I have a bike with a 543mm effective top tube that fits great. Looking at the geo chart it seems like the 55 would be too big but the 53 might be just a little too small for me.

I always go by top tube, and it's only 3mm less on the 53cm Rum Runner, so that seems the logical choice.
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i want to post my rum runner but its not finished... i havent decided on silver shimano 600 with black chainring or diff crankset all black.
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I always go by top tube, and it's only 3mm less on the 53cm Rum Runner, so that seems the logical choice.
Thanks. That is what I was thinking
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after 8 long months of research and bartering and ebaying and universalcycles.com my Soma is complete...well except for the chain.hahaa.

bought a bare frame and built up from there..what do u guys think?

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first ride. 20 miles on the rum runner today. built up the frame with mostly parts bin stuff, headset, brake levers and stem are new. New saddle eventually. Steel is ....




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Old 01-07-14, 09:16 PM   #399
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I love that chrome grey color and the way it has a sort of green tint under some light.
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The budget back up bike is complete. Will get the first ride in on it today and get everything set up comfy like. Probably gonna go with drops on it instead of the risers.
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