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    soma double cross with fork and headset for $410?

    I posted a similar thread in cyclo-cross, but I don't think this is spam because I also want to know if this would be a good bike to build up as a touring bike. So, questions are:
    1) Is this a good frame for touring?
    2) Is this a good deal? I would be throwing the components from my LeMond Etape on there

    $375-Soma Double Cross frame
    $70-Surly Cross fork
    ?-FSA UF headset

    All are brand new. $410 the seller is asking.
    Thanks for your help.

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    I have one and have toured on it. It works fine as long as you don't overload it. THe frame is definitely not as sturdy as a dedicated tourer, so just travel light. It also makes for a very versitle road/cross/commuter bike.

    That price is OK, but not great, in my opinion if everything is pretty new. By comparison, that's about the same price as a new long haul trucker or cross check with a fork.

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    You can currently get a miss-labled Soma frame for $315, without fork, straight from Soma. I wouldn't call this much od a deal-- the seller is unloading stuff they don't want.

    Offer $310 and see what happens.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by tacomee
    You can currently get a miss-labled Soma frame for $315, without fork, straight from Soma. I wouldn't call this much od a deal-- the seller is unloading stuff they don't want.

    Offer $310 and see what happens.........
    You can currently get a misslabelled Soma Smoothie frame. They don't have any such Double Crosses.

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    So get a Extra Smoothie! It uses long reach caliper brakes and is about as stiff as a Double Cross. Soma doesn't make a long wheel base, extra stiff touring bike-- as long as you carry less than 20 pounds, the Soma ES will be fine.

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