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    My new commuter. Soma Stanyan

    Well,
    This took some gathering and saving but its dont and I really like the way it fits and the way it rides.

    These are really nice riding framesets.

    My Build.
    54CM Soma Stanyan frameset. Chased, faced, reamed and framesavered.
    King headset
    Ultegra 6700 shifters and crankset
    Dura Ace 7900 derailleurs.
    Tektro Brakes with Kool Stops
    Thomson Stem and seatpost.
    Brooks Team Pro saddle.
    Jagwire carbon cables.
    Ritchey WCS bars with Fizik Performance tape.
    Fulcrum 5 wheelset with Vittoria Open Paves and Woodman Ti Skewers.

    It was fun to put together and will be fun to ride.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails My new commuter. Soma Stanyan-21.jpg   My new commuter. Soma Stanyan-22.jpg   My new commuter. Soma Stanyan-23.jpg  

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    Wow, that is a superlative commuter!
    Argon 18
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    Brodie

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    Excellent choices all th way around. Especially the downtube cable stop. Those are my faves as well.

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    Gorgeous bike. I've always had a thing for chromed lugs.

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    Well done, enjoy.

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    Beautiful!
    Before you criticize someone walk a mile in their shoes. That way when you criticize them you'll be a mile away & you'll have their shoes.

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    That is a beautiful lugged bike and you didn't have to break the bank getting some expensive custom built job. Nice, real Nice; congratulations.

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    My new commuter. Soma Stanyan

    Very Nice, but a real commuter needs fenders and chain guards IMHO
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    They're just bikes. Ride 'em in the rain, salt, snow and crap to fully appreciate them.
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    The thing about the cold is that you can never tell how cold it is from looking out a kitchen window. You have to dress up, get out training and when you come back, you then know how cold it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salsa_Lover View Post
    Very Nice, but a real commuter needs fenders and chain guards IMHO
    Not if you live in a relatively arid state that's warm, and only need to ride within a 5 mile radius most of the time.

    BTW

    Nice choices OP! She's just gorgeous!
    Last edited by Zeet; 03-25-2013 at 05:54 PM.

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    Well just think how good a set of hammered aluminum fenders from Honjo, or the smooth shiny aluminum fenders from Berthoud would look on that bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by froze View Post
    Well just think how good a set of hammered aluminum fenders from Honjo, or the smooth shiny aluminum fenders from Berthoud would look on that bike.
    Good point, Froze.

    OTOH, she looks so pretty, I think I'd prefer her naked!
    Last edited by Zeet; 03-26-2013 at 11:59 AM.

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    Thanks for all the coments. I changed the tires out for some Challenge Roubaix in 27's. Now that I have that sorted some fenders are on the list. Here in the midwest we get alot of afternoon rains and my 20 mile each way commute I can get wet. I have been looking at the hammered from VO. I am just not sure on size. I am stuck between 35 and 45mm.

    Any thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tihsepa View Post
    Thanks for all the coments. I changed the tires out for some Challenge Roubaix in 27's. Now that I have that sorted some fenders are on the list. Here in the midwest we get alot of afternoon rains and my 20 mile each way commute I can get wet. I have been looking at the hammered from VO. I am just not sure on size. I am stuck between 35 and 45mm.

    Any thoughts?
    I have those in stock, usually - the tires AND the fenders.

    Definitely go with the 35s.

    I've mentioned before that my shop rocks, haven't I?
    (P.S. I can usually beat VO prices on VO products...)
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    For 27-28 mm tires, the 35 mm fenders should be fine. That's what I've got on my commuter bikes running tires in the 25-28 mm range. Your bike would like great with silver fenders. Nice build.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeet View Post
    Good point, Froze.

    OTOH, she looks so pretty, I think I'd prefer her naked!
    Part of the excitement of a beautiful woman is one who knows she's got it going on but only teases by reviewing bits and pieces, thus leaving much for fantasy and surprise because it's much more fun to take her clothes off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by froze View Post
    Part of the excitement of a beautiful woman is one who knows she's got it going on but only teases by reviewing bits and pieces, thus leaving much for fantasy and surprise because it's much more fun to take her clothes off.
    OMG!...Please!

    Don't lower the level of this discussion by bringing women into the conversation.

    Afterall, we're addressing the wondrous beauty of bicycles here!
    Last edited by Zeet; 03-26-2013 at 03:20 PM.

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    My new commuter. Soma Stanyan

    Quote Originally Posted by PlatyPius View Post
    I have those in stock, usually - the tires AND the fenders.

    Definitely go with the 35s.

    I've mentioned before that my shop rocks, haven't I?
    (P.S. I can usually beat VO prices on VO products...)
    I will be in touch for some fenders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeet View Post
    OMG!...Please!

    Don't lower the level of this discussion by bringing women into the conversation.

    Afterall, we're addressing the wondrous beauty of bicycles here!
    Don't we call all of our bikes "she"? And are not our bikes beautiful? That's all I was referring too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by froze View Post
    Don't we call all of our bikes "she"? And are not our bikes beautiful? That's all I was referring too...
    I was just kidding, Froze...

    I was the one who stupidly introduced gender into the thread...I apologize to both you and the OP for that one. My mistake, I was just trying to have a little fun is all.

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    I was just kidding, Froze.

    I was the one who stupidly introduced gender into the thread and I must apologize to both you and the OP for that mistake.

    Sorry 'bout that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeet View Post
    I was just kidding, Froze.

    I was the one who stupidly introduced gender into the thread and I must apologize to both you and the OP for that mistake.

    Sorry 'bout that
    Now that I relook at this (after the PM), now I'm laughing, even my remarks are crazy!

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    beautiful bike!!!!!!!!

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    Here's my take.

    56cm Stanyan to start
    105/Ultegra shifters
    9-speed 105 drivetrain
    Velocity Synergy/Ultegra wheels (32h)
    Conti Gatorskin 28's
    Tektro R539's
    PlanetBike Cascadia Hybrid fenders

    My new commuter. Soma Stanyan-img_1256.jpg

    First commute: First commute in 2013 by chriswt314 at Garmin Connect - Details | First commute home 2013 by chriswt314 at Garmin Connect - Details
    Last edited by Chris_T; 03-30-2013 at 06:18 AM.

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    Nice bike Chris. Enjoy it. I love mine.

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    I like yours too - have fun!

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