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Old 12-22-21, 10:08 AM
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Soma Buena Vista


Soma Buena Vista frame, 1X9 setup Lauterwasser bars, VO saddle and an indispensable basket.
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Old 01-16-22, 09:37 PM
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How long(or miles) do those wheels stay true? Just curious. I just built a bike with similar spoke count.
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Old 01-19-22, 09:27 AM
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Old 01-20-22, 01:02 PM
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Soma Buena Vista frame, 1X9 setup Lauterwasser bars, VO saddle and an indispensable basket.
Upvoted 'cause K'zoo
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Old 01-20-22, 01:12 PM
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I switched to expensive chain lube after my last chain lasted just a bit over 1000 miles so I added a mud flap so I donít wreck the new stuff (yes I know itís silly, and yes I know if I had the flap before I sand blasted my chain with cow poop/sand/water it would have lasted longer but I need an excuse). I gave up on the 11-42 cassette I used ⅔ of in favor of an 11/32 thatís still missing some cogs I want. Anyway things are better now so I guess that justifies the 25$ a bottle chain lube and the $60 Ultegra cassette (let me live my fantasy).
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Old 01-20-22, 04:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Germany_chris View Post


I switched to expensive chain lube after my last chain lasted just a bit over 1000 miles so I added a mud flap so I donít wreck the new stuff (yes I know itís silly, and yes I know if I had the flap before I sand blasted my chain with cow poop/sand/water it would have lasted longer but I need an excuse). I gave up on the 11-42 cassette I used ⅔ of in favor of an 11/32 thatís still missing some cogs I want. Anyway things are better now so I guess that justifies the 25$ a bottle chain lube and the $60 Ultegra cassette (let me live my fantasy).
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Old 01-22-22, 01:11 AM
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Just finished building this one. Got the frame and fork new on sale. Everything else was bought used. Handsome Devil.



Will have to wait for better weather to ride this bike though.

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Old 01-31-22, 08:50 PM
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I have made some very subtle upgrades to this '81 Fuji over the years. Switching to bar-cons was one of the best things I did.

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Still making changes, but so far, I like this setup.
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Old 02-03-22, 08:42 PM
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Originally Posted by blurcovenky View Post
Just finished building this one. Got the frame and fork new on sale. Everything else was bought used. Handsome Devil.



Will have to wait for better weather to ride this bike though.
Very much like Hansome Devil's, please share your thoughts of how it rides.
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Old 02-04-22, 06:49 PM
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Old 02-09-22, 05:55 PM
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Old 02-09-22, 06:16 PM
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Old 02-10-22, 11:54 AM
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Originally Posted by mechanicmatt View Post
Very much like Hansome Devil's, please share your thoughts of how it rides.
I got the Handsome Devil after watching a friend ride his ''Devil for years. He even managed to save the bike from a house fire. I finally put the money together and they had a sale which I think they still do and bought a frame and fork and built it with used parts. The bike rides beautifully.
I haven't put as many miles on it as I would have liked since here in Minneapolis the streets are still icy. But so far it's everything I'd expected from it. I built it light as possible. I'm no racer. I commute 25 miles a day and do some 3 to 4 day tours occasionally. The 'Devil' should work perfectly. It's not overbuilt yet has everything and more for my use. Should work great for commutes, some gravel riding and touring. The bike takes pretty wide tires.
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Old 02-14-22, 03:14 AM
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Here is my commuter.







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Old 02-14-22, 04:02 AM
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Here is my commuter.
XTR RapidRise.. not a common sight on a commuter.
It is compatible with 7-spd XT thumbshifter?
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Old 02-14-22, 04:34 AM
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XTR RapidRise.. not a common sight on a commuter.
It is compatible with 7-spd XT thumbshifter?
It's actually attached to a 6 speed XT tumbie .

In friction mode it is compatible; those shifters pull enough cable for pretty much anything, I think. I keep it on there because it makes me smile to have an XTR derailleur on one side and a kickstand on the other, and I like the fact that it's getting daily use. Every time I think about putting something more practical or worth less on the bike, it makes me sad to imagine it sitting on the workbench. (Also, it's the only rapid rise derailleur I have, and I would rather misshift on this bike than on my mountain bike.)
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Old 02-14-22, 02:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Germany_chris View Post

I switched to expensive chain lube after my last chain lasted just a bit over 1000 miles so I added a mud flap so I donít wreck the new stuff (yes I know itís silly, and yes I know if I had the flap before I sand blasted my chain with cow poop/sand/water it would have lasted longer but I need an excuse). I gave up on the 11-42 cassette I used ⅔ of in favor of an 11/32 thatís still missing some cogs I want. Anyway things are better now so I guess that justifies the 25$ a bottle chain lube and the $60 Ultegra cassette (let me live my fantasy).
I have a feeling that you chain is cut a tad (couple of links) too short. Some experts here could weigh in.
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Old 02-14-22, 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by blurcovenky View Post
I have a feeling that you chain is cut a tad (couple of links) too short. Some experts here could weigh in.



it went back to pie plate because I wanted the cassette for another bike.
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Old 02-14-22, 03:55 PM
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I focus a lot on my Cross Checks because theyíre the perfect geo for me, one is go to work bike which we see in this thread, the other hangs in the cyclocross/Gravel thread. The reality is though the second the weather turns cold or my abused back flairs the Karate Monkey becomes my bestie. The bike has evolved but the reality is that this is the bike I ride when Iím on the verge of driving.
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Old 02-28-22, 08:15 AM
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3x to 1x Wide Range Cassette Commuter

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Well it happened. My commute got longerÖa lot longer. Used to be 8 miles one way and is now 20 miles one way. Which means I needed a new bike.
I forgot to mention one more thing, over half the commute will be hills which is very steep in some areas, so I added a SRAM 10-52 cassette Currently Iím still working from home but that gave me time to plan my build properly.
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Well it happened. My commute got longerÖa lot longer. Used to be 8 miles one way and is now 20 miles one way. Which means I needed a new bike.
I forgot to mention one more thing, over half the commute will be hills which is very steep in some areas, so I added a SRAM 10-52 cassette Currently Iím still working from home but that gave me time to plan my build properly.
Ride with the tailwind! Assuming you have a tailwind. Good luck with the build, and remember to show us pics.
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Old 03-19-22, 05:29 PM
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Old 04-11-22, 11:43 AM
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Last ride before the drop bars go back on
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