Join Date: May 2010
Bikes: Soma Buena Vista mixte single speed commuter, Aster 27 speed folder, Mercier Kilo TT Gold Digger fixie.
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My new single speed commuter - SOMA Buena Vista mixte
Picked her up last week from my LBS. I'd been riding a Kilo TT fixie, but since tearing my meniscus last summer I'd found myself more and more drawn to a more comfortable riding position, favoring my folder even on good days. The folder's too flexy for an enjoyable ride so I pulled the trigger on this mixte frame and then worked with my LBS owner to build it out.
It's a joy to ride with a low geared free wheel single speed. Despite the fenders and rear rack it's surprisingly light weight and nimble. Never ridden anything quite like it and couldn't be happier with the results even if my wallet is much lighter than I'd anticipated when I began thinking of building up one of these gorgeous frames.
Last edited by confounded; 08-23-12 at 02:59 PM.