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    Fast Eddy: How about that Ibis?

    Eddy,

    What did you decide to do with your Ibis Sonoma? I found a pic of my Ibis Spanky. 10,000 miles, one major crash and still going strong. (Get it? "Strong?")
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    Hmmmm.....

    ...."Strong"...as in built by Carl Strong:-)


    Quote Originally Posted by DAS
    Eddy,

    What did you decide to do with your Ibis Sonoma? I found a pic of my Ibis Spanky. 10,000 miles, one major crash and still going strong. (Get it? "Strong?")
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    Here 'tis

    I posted the first pic in a thread last night thanking Mr. Donkey for a wicked (almost free) deal on the bars and the levers.



    I'd like to have it all "fixed" within a couple weeks.

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    say ed. that's a nice frame and name, but that fork looks a bit out of place, since you weren't asking me. look at DAS's, then look at yours. gotta find yourself i nice steel fork to go with that.

    and that steerer tube. man that looks dangerous. needs cuttin'

    and...

    i'm just saying cuz, you know how we were talking the other day about bikes we see but don't say anything ;-) well, i feel i can say it.

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    Eddy, Nice lookin rig. You already got it lookin fast. What are the wheels/hubs on there?
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    I kinda agree

    about the fork, but this bike is function over form. That fork was cheap, and is light. I thought about clear-coating it to match better, but I probably won't.

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    Those are off my other fixie.

    The front would work ok, but it's heavy, and the bearings are a little rough. I've got a Phil Wood hub for it waiting for an open pro rim. The rear will be eno/open pro.

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    Good job! nice bird

    so how's it ride?

    super nice frame, brother. Hope you dig it. What gearing?

    BTW - great Japan post in Passion too, loved it.

    hope to have Surly CC pix up soon...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddy
    I'd like to have it all "fixed" within a couple weeks.

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    Eddy you Hollywood and Calvin are pissin me off!!!! I said no more new bikes for the rest of the year!!! So for the last few weeks I have been riding my road bike. Also for the last few weeks I have been eying the track bikes(fixies) from Specialized, Trek, and Felt!!! Looks like I'll have a new Felt by monday If I can locate a 58cm this weekend.. Man I hate you guys right now...
    So new fixie with front brakes here I come!!

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    Soma Rush

    Hugh,

    Have you considered a Soma Rush? Sweet ride and tons of bang for the buck. I love the tubeset and the fork. It's so smooth! I'm doing a century on mine soon...
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    Quote Originally Posted by DAS
    Hugh,

    Have you considered a Soma Rush? Sweet ride and tons of bang for the buck. I love the tubeset and the fork. It's so smooth! I'm doing a century on mine soon...
    I just checked the web site. I'll make a call to the shop in Carlsbad today to see what they have in stock.. How do you guys like the track geometry on the road?

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    ... and if we just ...

    Track bikes are great on the road, However when you start to do long rides there weaknesses namly the fork and fork rake give you very twichy stearing.



    keep the rubber side down.....

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    Soma ride

    Quote Originally Posted by HUGH
    I just checked the web site. I'll make a call to the shop in Carlsbad today to see what they have in stock.. How do you guys like the track geometry on the road?

    HUGH

    I'm not sure the Soma has a "track" geometery. It seems less track-ish than other fixed gear bikes I've looked at. I test rode the Bianchi Pista and the Surly and went with the Soma due to the tube set (Reynolds 631), nice paint job, the semi-lugged fork, and the nice long chain dropouts. I run a 44x16 and have a high, upright stem. The bike is very road friendly and great for climbing. The frame is slightly short for me which I think is best for downhill handling. I wouldn't want to be any more stretched out with the need to turn and stop the bike quickly on the road. Also, I recommend going with a steel fork for the full classic fixie ride and you gotta have a front brake no doubt about it. Overall the Soma seems like a good combination of nice looking new frame and beater/utility cheap steel. I wouldn't want anything fancier for this 'worker' bike and I wouldn't want anything uglier or older. I found it to be a good compromise and it meets all my needs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAS
    I'm not sure the Soma has a "track" geometery. It seems less track-ish than other fixed gear bikes I've looked at. I test rode the Bianchi Pista and the Surly and went with the Soma due to the tube set (Reynolds 631), nice paint job, the semi-lugged fork, and the nice long chain dropouts. I run a 44x16 and have a high, upright stem. The bike is very road friendly and great for climbing. The frame is slightly short for me which I think is best for downhill handling. I wouldn't want to be any more stretched out with the need to turn and stop the bike quickly on the road. Also, I recommend going with a steel fork for the full classic fixie ride and you gotta have a front brake no doubt about it. Overall the Soma seems like a good combination of nice looking new frame and beater/utility cheap steel. I wouldn't want anything fancier for this 'worker' bike and I wouldn't want anything uglier or older. I found it to be a good compromise and it meets all my needs.
    why do you gotta have a front brake? I ride mine with none and have no issues and i live in Manhattan. Track skids are fairly easy if you spend a day practicing them in a big parking lot. Although maybe it's easier on my 'old and ugly' 1985 schwinn traveler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookykinkajou
    why do you gotta have a front brake? I ride mine with none and have no issues and i live in Manhattan. Track skids are fairly easy if you spend a day practicing them in a big parking lot. Although maybe it's easier on my 'old and ugly' 1985 schwinn traveler.
    Well, I use my front brake a lot. I ride where it is very hilly, though. Maybe its safe to go without a brake in Manhattan since it's flat? Dunno. I've become very dependent on my front brake and don't mind using it on really fast descents. I think of the front brake as essential for super hilly, fast riding with the danger of cars cutting into the road.

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    3 reasons

    Brake pads are cheaper and last longer than tires.

    I could get away with no brake either. I often go a whole day without touching it. But there's always that idiot who makes a left-on-red right in your path, and there's no way you can get the slowing-power out of a track skid that you can out of a front brake. It's like an e-brake.

    Finally, sometimes I'm just faqing tired. Friday, on the way home from the train after a couple brewschkies, I'm not always into putting a bunch of effort into stopping at a red light. I s'pose I could just blow through 'em...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddy
    The front would work ok, but it's heavy, and the bearings are a little rough. I've got a Phil Wood hub for it waiting for an open pro rim. The rear will be eno/open pro.
    Did you steal your front wheel from this guy?



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