Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Somas

We love Soma frames here at VCB.  Over the past 5 years we have built up several so I will now start a series of post on the builds.  The first in the series is a just completed Soma Rush in chrome.  

This gorgeous bike was built as a fixed gear here at VCB for the lovely Kelly McGill by master builder Perry Finley.  She chose a black and chrome look which a creates a dramatic contrast.  The dominant feature of this bike is the HED carbon fiber wheelset.  Not what you would expect to see on a steel frame.

The black contrasting components include an All City track crank, Cane Creek head set, TRP levers accuate Cane Creek dual pivot brake calipers,  and a Profile Designs half link chain delivers power to the rear wheel.

Kelly chose to adapt the quill stem to the more modern threadless stem to match the other bikes in her collection.
     An unusual shot from inside the wheel.
The distinctive Soma head badge, Crane Creek headset and brake.
The proud owner ready to tear up the streets.