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Soma Rush?DASS
Dec 3, 2002 6:09 PM
Anyone else riding a Soma Rush out there? I've never seen another one on the road. It's a sweet ride. I dig the smooth Reynolds tubeset. 631, I believe.
Nice frameset for only $425Tig
Dec 4, 2002 11:28 AM
I've never heard of it until now, but thanks for exposing us to it. I found one on WebCyclery.com, and it has plenty of great road singlespeed features. Here's their description:
The Soma Rush frameset is basically a track frame, but they added a few things to make it a little more road worthy. It's great for a fixed gear training bike or just a regular single speed flyer. The frame and fork are drilled to accept brakes, and it comes with 2 sets of waterbottle bosses. The frame uses Reynolds 631 air hardened steel. It's not the top of the line tubing, but it's not plumbers pipe either. It'll definitely give that nice steel ride. It only comes in Forest Green, and we sell it with a matching 1" cromoly threadless fork (If you just want the frame, we can sell it that way too). The frame has horizontal dropouts, 120mm rear spacing (this means you need 120mm hubs, like the Suzue or the Phil Wood track hubs), and clearance for 28mm tires. The head angle is steep (74+ degrees), so it's quick handling. This is a strong competitor to the Surly Steamroller. Like the Steamroller, the Rush only comes in 53, 55, 57, and 59cm models. Sucks to be tall. It takes a 26.8mm post. Top tube lengths are 53.5, 55, 56, and 57.5cm respectively.

http://www.webcyclery.com/.docs/product_id/1216/category_name/Single+Speed+Frames/pg/product_detail.html
Nice frameset for only $299bigsnow
Dec 4, 2002 12:41 PM
The Van Dessel Country Road Bob is an even better deal for a bomb proof all weather, all terrain single speed frameset than the Soma. The CRB features 7005 tubing with s bend seatstays to smooth out the bumps and super beefy dropouts that put the SOMA to shame. The fork is carbon fiber with cantilever mounts and 1-1/8 steerer, so you can easily use cyclocross tires and fenders making this the ideal fixed gear snowmobile. The aluminum tubes will never rust, and the industrial curved seatstays ensure that you will be able to snap it up to speed with minimum frame flex. Ata Cycle in Cambridge, MA is blowing out the frame, fork and integrated headset combo for $299, shipped anywhere in the 48 states. For more info or to order call (617) 354-0907 or email info@atabike.com
More info...picDASS
Dec 4, 2002 9:41 PM
I love my Soma. I test rode the Bianchi Pista and Surly Steamroller. In the end I went with the Soma because it has a threadless headset, the fork is crowned, I like the green color, and I liked Reynolds 631. Also, it's drilled for a rear brake. The only drawback in my mind are the dropouts. They look kind of cheap. I run a 44:16 and 44:18 flip flop hub.

I got most of the parts/wheels, etc from Webcyclery.com. Can't beat those guys.

www.somafab.com for more info.

I bought my frameset at American Cyclery in San Francisco. Great shop if you ever get a chance to stop in.

Love this bike!
re: Soma Rush?skidmarks
Dec 4, 2002 1:04 PM
I've seen a couple riding it in downtown San Francisco.

I test rode one a few months again and it is a nice ride. I actually want one but will have to wait for the 2003 batch as every place seems sold out on my size...