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    New Soma 'Groove' Build

    Recently I completed my new Soma 'Groove' build with an eclectic mix of modern budget components combined with upscale retro parts. Everytime I see a Soma frame I'm amazed at their quality.
    I've been a part-time bike mechanic since 1973 and in my honest opinion the Prestige tubing, build quality, paint, clear-coat, decals and the fine jewelry like head badges are works of art. The head badges are a crowning touch to Soma frames. Soma frames overall quality far exceeds many custom frames costing hundreds of dollars more. I've seen and owned a few bikes over the years and Soma quality is beyond doubt the very best! As some say: 'Steel is Real'. A Soma Prestige framed bike feels comfortable, resilient, shock absorbing and above all responsive. With the proper care a Soma frame will last many, many years!

    Frame : Soma 'Groove'
    Fork : SunTour 'XCT V-3'
    Headset : FSA 'Orbit'
    Stem : Specialized '6 AL-4v Ti.'
    Saddle : Velo 'Felt'
    Seatpin : American Classic 'Ti'
    Brakes : Tektro 'Novella'
    Crankset : Shimano 'XTR' M-900
    Pedals : SunTour 'XC Pro'
    Rear Mech. : Shimano 'XT' M-735
    Shifter : SunTour 'XC Pro'
    Rear Block : Shimano 'XT' 7sp.
    Hubs : Shimano 'Deore' M-525 36hole
    Spokes : DT 'Champion'
    Rims : Sun 'MTX 31'
    Tyres : Vredestein
    Extras : Onza bar ends, Rhode Gear pump
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    Last edited by skoda; 08-14-2011 at 11:54 AM.

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    That is a really nice looking bike. What frame size is it?
    I am thinking about a Groove. I am having a little trouble figuring out what size would fit me. It seems like their frame size designations are out of whack compared to other makers. The measurements they list for the 21" frame seems more like what other makers call a 19" frame. I guess a name is just a name!

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    Nice vintage build!

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    Greetings beats-walking;
    It is in fact a normal 21" frame and fits me the same as my other 21" frames.

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    Nice! Love the color

    I have an Interloc Tempest frame hanging in my shop that is basically the Soma's brother in Reynolds 853. I should probably build it up and get it out of the trails.
    Pisgah Area SORBA

    Quote Originally Posted by kjlued View Post
    ... your idea of technical may be much different than other peoples idea of technical.

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