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    Juice SS's seem to be the hot ticket. Put mine together a month or so ago. It's a great bike-much livelier handling and ride than the Raliegh XXIX I had before. The sliding dropouts are a lot easier to work with than the EBB (to me at least) and the lighter tubeset and curved top tube make me feel right at home on this bike! It's a 16". Please forgive the extra long rear brake line--I've had it trimmed since these pic...






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    My Juice on a quick overnighter this summer:

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    My latest Juice build:


    and I picked up a Double Cross this winter to use as a utility bike. Unfortunately, shortly after, I came across a Rawland Drakkar that I liked better for the same job. This will soon be stripped down for sale, but here it as as of now:
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    my SOMA Juice
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    v3 under way...powder is Shocker Yellow
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    My Soma Doublecross (a few posts above) is for sale is anyone is interested. There's an ad under my signature link.
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    Soma B-Side gen 1

    Here's a few of my B-Side singlespeed. Currently setup with an old RS Duke Race:
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    previously setup rigid pre-Singlespeedapalooza 2012:
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    I'll soon return to the rigid fork and upgrade the brakes to SLX hydros. Love this bike!

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    I like those orange single speeds (and a bump to bring this thread back to the main page)
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    OK, this was just stupid:



    I had the idea to make a long and low cruiser: 26" tires would drop the bottom bracket, slide the dropouts all the way rearward, I thought it would be fun and plush. But in the end, it just kinda sucked. Mostly I attribute this to the Bontrager Earl tires, which have all the rolling performance of a wheel with a sticking brake. Awful, slow anchors. Pedal strikes actually weren't too bad.
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    Still loving mine as day numero uno.
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    LOVE my Soma Groove! Thinking about picking up another 26" tire Soma frame to build into a SS...

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    Yeah, I keep thinking about an Analog. Not really sure why, I'm pretty happy on my 29ers.
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    my analog in a couple of different guisesName:  soma.jpg
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    what size Bside is that and what is your inseam? I am looking to get one of these, but their sizing is a little whacky..



    Quote Originally Posted by ecodoug View Post
    Here's a few of my B-Side singlespeed. Currently setup with an old RS Duke Race:
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    I'll soon return to the rigid fork and upgrade the brakes to SLX hydros. Love this bike!

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    Adding to the Soma thread :o)






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    Wow that's pretty!!

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    That Juice is nicely coordinated but will likely handle poorly due to the height of the bars above the saddle combined with the dirt jumper stem. There's not a shot of how wide the bars are but most guys that run tiny little stems are also running 30+" wide bars so make up the comparable reach to longer stem/narrow bar setups.

    Rigid bikes need some weight over the front end as you do not have suspension driving your front tire into the dirt.

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    Thanks for the input. This is my first bike project and the stem is a stubby 50mm (orange). I'm still playing around with the height to get it more suitable and getting that fork re-cut when I find the the right spot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tripnox View Post
    Thanks for the input. This is my first bike project and the stem is a stubby 50mm (orange). I'm still playing around with the height to get it more suitable and getting that fork re-cut when I find the the right spot.
    Within reason, when you're in your standard riding position, when you look down at where the stem clamps over the bars, the front hub should line up right underneath the bars. Bikes with suspension can get away with shorter reach stems but setting your stem length this old-school way ensures that you'll have enough weight over the front end on a rigid bike.

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    Poor Groove, you will be missed


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    Quote Originally Posted by derrgti View Post
    what size Bside is that and what is your inseam? I am looking to get one of these, but their sizing is a little whacky..
    That's the 15" B-Side (gen 1) and my inseam is ~29". Sizing is/was a little weird because of the super-sloping top tube. A 400+mm seat post is definitely required.

    Here's a more current photo, back to rigid with Ragley Carnegie bars, since swapped to a black stem & stan's crest wheels:
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    what happened?

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    Crash at Meadowood, August 4, 2013 - YouTube

    Fast forward to 2:22, and be sure it's set for 1080P

    Came off a small hop with the handle bars turned, and things went pear shaped pretty quick.

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    that's really nasty.

    the trail looks fun othervise.


    Quote Originally Posted by Ltdan12a View Post
    Crash at Meadowood, August 4, 2013 - YouTube

    Fast forward to 2:22, and be sure it's set for 1080P

    Came off a small hop with the handle bars turned, and things went pear shaped pretty quick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tripnox View Post




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    Medium. I'm 5'-8" with a 30" inseam. The bike handles waaaay better than my 17.5 Rockhopper 29er that I sold.

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