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 Post subject: Soma 'Groove'
PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:39 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Thu Oct 15, 2009 12:30 am
Posts: 73
Location: Ocala. Florida
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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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:31 pm 
Retro Guru
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Joined: Sun Oct 11, 2009 11:01 pm
Posts: 583
Location: France
never seen one in the flesh, but they do look good, and seem to be a bargain too :)

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:50 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Sat Aug 15, 2009 12:41 pm
Posts: 828
Location: Chiltern Hills
Very nice, missed out on one on ebay few months back :evil:

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