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Old 04-18-14, 03:26 AM   #3001
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What hubs are those?

Great looking bike.
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Curious about those CF hubs as well. Looking for some alternatives to Suzue Pro Max Carbons since they're rare these days.
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I took a few pics of my Wabi Lightening SE. It was an Enve 1.0 fork, Easton stem, Ritchey bars and seatpost, FSK cranks, Dura-Ace brake calipers and levers (modified to remove shifting mechanism). Total weight is 15 lbs. It is a single speed, not a fixed gear though.

Interested in how you modded the levers to remove the shifters. I've got some odd dead brifters that I would happily use as just levers. Love the feel of the hoods over straight brake levers.
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Old 04-18-14, 10:37 AM   #3003
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The wheels are used Mavic Ksyriums from circa 2009 or so? The hubs are thus some type of Mavic design. Since Mavic wheels are designed as a system I doubt those particular hubs would be sold separately. As an engineer I love the Mavic wheels because of their unique very dedicated approach. Though I agree with many others that it's a pain to work on them due to difficulty in obtaining parts.
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Old 04-18-14, 10:41 AM   #3004
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Well these Dura-Ace levers are built with Di2 electric shifting. It was pretty simple to remove the micro switches and the wiring. Then I just staked the shift mechanism in place with 3M 2-part epoxy and voila - brake levers only. The shape of the hoods is very comfortable. I started out with Cane Creek levers, which are more retro looking, but they are just not as ergonomic as the Dura-Ace units.
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My newest complete build and first in about 2-1/2 years, which curiously was also a Soma Rush. This one is meant to be retro casual urban. I very pleased with how it turned out. More info in the Soma and Pake Lounge thread ---> The Soma and Pake Lounge

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Cut that steer tube. And what's up with the bar tape? it looks like you wrapped it 3-4 times. is that comfortable?
Im waiting to install my carbon fork so I'm not cutting it. I double wrapped the bar tape, its more comfortable. I have large hands and when the bar is too thin it is tough to grip.
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She was great to work with and although it would have been too much to do the filigree along the shield she did do the helmet and it did turn out great. Thanks.
Her stuff looks really great, but Yike$ on those price$. I want one.
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My newest complete build and first in about 2-1/2 years, which curiously was also a Soma Rush. This one is meant to be retro casual urban. I very pleased with how it turned out. More info in the Soma and Pake Lounge thread ---> The Soma and Pake Lounge

I need sunglasses. Some On One Marys would look good on that bike IMO.
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My newest complete build and first in about 2-1/2 years, which curiously was also a Soma Rush. This one is meant to be retro casual urban. I very pleased with how it turned out. More info in the Soma and Pake Lounge thread ---> The Soma and Pake Lounge

Very nice, my buddy just got his Soma ES road bike frame today. He was showing it off on facebook.
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Her stuff looks really great, but Yike$ on those price$. I want one.
Prices aren't too bad considering you're getting a one of a kind piece of art for your bike.
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Nothing original, just a stock Wabi Classic. I still have to install my honey brown Fizik tape, and that will probably be it until stuff wears out, except for different tires maybe.


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Old 04-20-14, 12:40 AM   #3012
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The Wabi Lightning gets Canadianized, eh.

Why a Blackspire chain ring? I ended up getting one to replace my worn Miche Advanced chainring and found the blackspire to be twice the weight.
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Why a Blackspire chain ring? I ended up getting one to replace my worn Miche Advanced chainring and found the blackspire to be twice the weight.
because some people dgaf about weight. Also why is there a kangaroo on a Canadian made product? Shouldn't it be a moose, or a maple leaf, or perhaps a hockey stick?
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Why a Blackspire chain ring? I ended up getting one to replace my worn Miche Advanced chainring and found the blackspire to be twice the weight.
You must have gotten a steel chainring. All aluminum weighs the same, so if the chainrings are the same size and shape, they will weigh the same. Both the Miche and Blackspire chainrings are solid shapes w/o cutouts, so they should weigh about the same. The reason I chose the Blackspire is that it's one of the few 144 bcd chainrings available with 3/32" teeth.


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Also why is there a kangaroo on a Canadian made product? Shouldn't it be a moose, or a maple leaf, or perhaps a hockey stick?
I thought it was a Canadian bunny rabbit.
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Classy.
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Classy.
Thanks ! I've rotated the bars forward a bit and cut down the brake housing so it no longer rubs on the front of the stem and allows a clear view of the Soma headbadge when viewed from the front. It also makes the brake cable operation smoother.

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since there has been so much attention to townie bikes lately

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Went for a little ride to Ford Island on sunday.

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Wow, you've gotta be the only guy biking there, that place is pretty industrial. Nice bike BTW, if I ever see you around I'll say hi.
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Had a nice ride this morning.


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Wow, you've gotta be the only guy biking there, that place is pretty industrial. Nice bike BTW, if I ever see you around I'll say hi.
On this particular ride, yes. It felt like a ghost town, there were quite a few cars, but no personnel. creepy haha. and thank you!
btw, I noticed that you have a 2012 Switch. Is that the one that was on craigslist for a good deal?
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On this particular ride, yes. It felt like a ghost town, there were quite a few cars, but no personnel. creepy haha. and thank you!
btw, I noticed that you have a 2012 Switch. Is that the one that was on craigslist for a good deal?
Yeah, an impulse buy around Thanksgiving, but I'm glad I got it considering it's rarity. All I need is wheels and a stem and I'll post it here when it starts to actually look like a bike.
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Went for a little ride to Ford Island on sunday.
Gonna be there next thursday for a week. Wish I can bring my bike there. Hope I get to see your bike on my way to Ko'Olina.
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