Soma Juice build

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  • 12-08-2012
    kikoraa
    Totally agree. As does the bent top tube. I do really like those "raw" looking frames though so I don't mind it. I just hope hit handles like the previous models. they apparently changed geo around a bit to accomodate 100mm forks better.
  • 12-11-2012
    ddublu
    What are the Soma Juice owners using to fill/cover the opening where the V-brakes would go?
  • 12-11-2012
    seat_boy
    V brakes :)

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    What are the Soma Juice owners using to fill/cover the opening where the V-brakes would go?

  • 12-11-2012
    ddublu
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    Originally Posted by seat_boy View Post
    V brakes :)

    Ha...good one....too late for that...just picked it up today and there is curled up paper in the holes....obviously not going to keep water out....man, is she a beaut.

    I just realized you are selling your XXL? Exactly what I brought home today. Why are you selling?
  • 12-11-2012
    venturi95
    I may be wrong here
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    Originally Posted by ddublu View Post
    What are the Soma Juice owners using to fill/cover the opening where the V-brakes would go?

    The perfectly cylindrical part of the canti stud (V brake stud) that the brake arm pivots on is threaded into the braze on. You simply unscrew the little cyclinder and the frame is suddenly a bit safer and looks cleaner. Get an allen screw from the hardware store to fill and protect the metric standard threads now exposed to the effluent.
  • 12-11-2012
    meltingfeather
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    Originally Posted by ddublu View Post
    What are the Soma Juice owners using to fill/cover the opening where the V-brakes would go?

    I left the paint masking caps on mine, but the set-screw thing sounds much cleaner. :thumbsup:
  • 12-11-2012
    ddublu
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by venturi95 View Post
    The perfectly cylindrical part of the canti stud (V brake stud) that the brake arm pivots on is threaded into the braze on. You simply unscrew the little cyclinder and the frame is suddenly a bit safer and looks cleaner. Get an allen screw from the hardware store to fill and protect the metric standard threads now exposed to the effluent.

    Just checked and I dont see anything that screws off of those things.
  • 12-11-2012
    meltingfeather
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    Originally Posted by ddublu View Post
    Just checked and I dont see anything that screws off of those things.

    There are wrench flats at the base of the studs.
  • 12-11-2012
    ddublu
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    Originally Posted by meltingfeather View Post
    There are wrench flats at the base of the studs.

    We are talking about the knobs with threaded holes in them on the slant down on back of frame, right? Not following you re: wrench flats.
  • 12-11-2012
    meltingfeather
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    Originally Posted by ddublu View Post
    We are talking about the knobs with threaded holes in them on the slant down on back of frame, right? Not following you re: wrench flats.

    Maybe they stopped putting studs in the holes. Mine came with studs. In that case go directly for the metric set-screw-type filler. If you are never going to use cantis then just forget about it.
  • 12-24-2012
    ddublu
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by meltingfeather View Post
    Maybe they stopped putting studs in the holes. Mine came with studs. In that case go directly for the metric set-screw-type filler. If you are never going to use cantis then just forget about it.

    Do you know if 8mm or 10mm brake boss caps would fit it? I see that KCNC sells aluminum ones and Problem Solvers sells rubber ones. Just dont know which size.
  • 12-24-2012
    meltingfeather
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    Originally Posted by ddublu View Post
    Do you know if 8mm or 10mm brake boss caps would fit it? I see that KCNC sells aluminum ones and Problem Solvers sells rubber ones. Just dont know which size.

    If you don't have bosses caps aren't going to do you any good. Normally what's called a "canti boss" is the stud I mentioned that you seem not to have.
  • 12-24-2012
    ddublu
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    Originally Posted by meltingfeather View Post
    If you don't have bosses caps aren't going to do you any good. Normally what's called a "canti boss" is the stud I mentioned that you seem not to have.

    I could very well be mis-speaking. I'm referring to the threaded part of the frame that a bolt (or maybe the brake bosses) would screw into. That's what I want to cap off.
  • 12-24-2012
    gsteitz
    Yes, he's sayin above to just insert a screw where bosses would go.

    (just saw a beautiful new Analog on the trail today, super sessy!)
  • 12-24-2012
    ddublu
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    Originally Posted by gsteitz View Post
    Yes, he's sayin above to just insert a screw. Done.

    (just saw a beautiful new Analog on the trail today, super sessy!)

    Yep, I got that now but still need to know what size? They sell 8mm and 10mm caps. Hoping someone who has picked a pair up knows sizing. Don't just want to put a screw in it. Either want solid black cap or blue aluminum cap.
  • 12-25-2012
    meltingfeather
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ddublu View Post
    Yep, I got that now but still need to know what size? They sell 8mm and 10mm caps. Hoping someone who has picked a pair up knows sizing. Don't just want to put a screw in it. Either want solid black cap or blue aluminum cap.

    Just by familiarity and looking at the pictures I'm 90% for 8mm, but don't quote me on that. E-mail Soma or problemsolver and you'll get the most reliable answer.
    The problemsolver plugs look fine. I'd use plastic to prevent corrosion, but the alloy would be fine too if you just check them every once in a while and keep em greased or Teflon tape the threads.
  • 02-02-2015
    mack_turtle
    need some new Juice photos!

    New frame and stuff:

    Soma Juice, medium
    Reba, 100mm, tapered, Maxle
    Stan's rims, On-One tires
    32/20 gearing
    SLX brakes





    rear brake hose is a bit long. meh.
  • 02-02-2015
    seat_boy
    I miss my Juice.

    If anyone has the parts handy, I would be very curious if you could fit a 29+ tire in the rear. I seem to recall mine having pretty good clearance back there.
  • 02-03-2015
    Cotharyus
    Looks good Mack - how big is that rear tire on there? I've been trying to figure out how big I can go, and thinking a 2.3 would work, but a 2.4 might be too much.

    Seat_boy - I don't think a 3 inch tire is going in the back of juice. See my comment to Mack.
  • 02-03-2015
    mack_turtle
    tires are 2.25 rear, 2.4 front. I think a 2.3 would be fine. 2.4 would be pushing it. I remember putting a 2.4 in my Karate Monkey and it "fit" but when I turned and leaned the bike at all, the rim/frame would flex and the lugs would rub on the chainstays.
  • 02-27-2015
    hozzerr1
    Nice build mack_turtle.
    how tall are you and what's your inseam? I am on the fence with their sizing. I typically ride a 18 with a 600 mm ETT and 100 mm stem, but wouldn't mind growing 20 mm more on the ETT by going to the next size over. Alas 19.5 sounds tall though.
  • 03-05-2015
    kikoraa
    Hey mack, What size did you get and how tall are you? I ride large frames but the site says their large is 17.5" that leads me to beleive the seatpost may stick out a dangerous amounIt. My tokul is 19" and my trance x was 20" and they had a 600mm/610mm top tube length respectfully.