Hi Jim,

Thanks for your great site. I love to see all the fantastic bikes out there. I'm really getting inspired.

Here is my Soma Double Cross commuter/'round town bike. The colour is their version of a "British Racing Green". It doesn't show up in the pictures, but it is a very dark green with hints of purple (go figure) in bright sunlight. The components are as follows:

Frame: 58cm Soma Double Cross
Shimano 105 drivetrain: 10speed cassette with 50-32 double crank with 175mm crank arm
Shimano brifters
Nitto Noodle bar 44cm with cork tape
Nitto UI-5EX stem
Brakes, Shimano BR550 cantis
Hubs, Velocity
Rims, Velocity Aero
Tires, Continental Contact 700x32c
Saddle, Brooks B17
Pedals, generic (?) SPD/flat
Fenders, SKS 700x35

This bike It gets a lot of riding and the only problem I have with it is size. My next bike will be a touch bigger (see the seatpost and headspacers). Speaking of next bikes, I have a custom lugged steel commuter/randonneuse coming this spring from a local builder. I am so pumped!


Ron Hampel

Portland, OR



Soma Double Cross - side view


Soma Double Cross - front end detail









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