Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Our very own Keith talking up the Bike Kitchen in SF

So scandalous!

Divorcing my almost NEW Giant XTC 2 - $750 (Cabbagetown)

Date: 2010-06-29, 11:07PM EDT
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Me - We need to talk
ME - I... I don't think we should see each other anymore

XTC = What! Why?

ME - It's not you, I swear.

XTC - I'm too big... that's it isn't it!

ME = no, not at all... Hell, I'm 6'. technically I'm too big for you.

XTC - Is it my shifters? You don't like the Deore's anymore...

ME - No! I'm telling you it's me, you're perfect. You ride better than any other bike

XTC - What!!! you ass hole! you've been riding other bikes!
XTC - god I can't believe you!

ME - Yes, ok I admit it! you're just too... hybrid for me.

XTC - Her shocks are bigger aren't they.

ME - god dammit, can we not... please.

XTC - I hate you. As soon as I find someone new I'm leaving.

ME - hahaha, don't make me laugh, what are you gunna do, post a classified on Craigslist?

.... ... ... ...

Fuck you Giant.XTC 2.... I hate you... even though we were only together for less than a year, you let me ride you maybe 10 times! I never want to see you again.
Here are all the naked pictures I have of you... I hope everyone see's what a skank you are.
pickup only

  • Location: Cabbagetown
  • it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Available SOMA logo tee

It's got the new SOMA headbadge on it. This is the lone color option for now but we're definitely open to suggestions. This style tee is not as boxy as previous styles, it's way softer, really comfy and light enough for riding...

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

New Soma builds!! Better than a truck full of watermelons..

Pedal Revolution in SF is responsible for these gorgeous builds.

...the Groove in cappuccino. With Soma Odin bars, IRD suspension corrected rigid fork and Shimano Deore/SLX drivetrain...

The ES...a work of art! Nitto stem, handlebar and seatpost. Soma Hisou saddle, Sugino Crankset and Tiagra Controls and derailleurs.. the white saddle and handlebar tape do wonders! Don't worry, we will be adding pictures on these builds to our flickr and website, we were just SO excited about them we had to put them up somewhere in the meantime.

The Rush in green...hey there fancy pants! Cinelli Priest bars, Tange straight blade chrome fork, Gatorskin Hardshell tires, IRD Defiant Track Cranks, Suzue Promax Disco hubset on Sun M13 rims, Cardiff saddle, Lugged Nitto setback seatpost and Lugged Nitto stem. Pedal Rev did a great job on this one...

Behold...the Stanyan! Nitto OS heat-treated Handlebar, Suzue Classic Road hubs on Open Pro rims (decals removed). A handsome fellow, don't you agree? Thanks again to Pedal Revolution, bang-up job guys!

Hot dogs, beer and bikes...heaven on Market Street?!!

Sounds awesome on many levels...



Enjoy Signature Dogs and Cold Pints While Celebrating the SF Bike Coalition’s Work to Improve Market Street.

More details here....

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Don't ask us how we figured this out

This is pretty cool though, huh? You can do this with any spring-strike Crane Bell (the Karen or the Sakura) and an m5 boss. We got a kick out of it..

Thursday, July 15, 2010

2Wheels4Girls Update:
Kidnapped Somewhere in Northern China

"Lieutenant" (her Soma Saga) has been her "only friend"
in the past two months. Photo taken
somewhere around HaiLa'er

Eleanor Moseman
has faced almost everything a solo journey by bicycle can throw at a person.
The standards like fatigue, loneliness, sleeping every night in strange places, sun/windburn, and of course getting caught going pottie along the road. Then there are the worrisome and annoying things like your fingers going numb by holding onto handlebars so many weeks in a row and "bugs, bugs, bugs".

But while the road and nature can take a toll, the most dangerous element, unfortunately, can be the people you meet on the journey. Meeting new people is supposed to be one of the delights of such adventures. And while that has been true for the most part in her first 5500 km, that little nightmare of a possibility that you don't want to think about happened to Eleanor a little over a week ago. A man offered to treat our wary traveller to dinner and find her a place to sleep for the night. And then things went wrong. You can read the rest on her July 8th blog post.

Armed with just her Soma Saga, a tent and a camera, American Eleanor Moseman is on a solo cycling odyssey from Shanghai to the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and back again. 2wheels4girls project, 17,000 mile bike ride across China in 9 months, is intended to inspire girls to fulfill their real potential and raise money for organizations promoting education for the disadvantaged.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Help Us Pick A T-Shirt Design

We are working on a couple of new t-shirts. We are a little stuck on this one featuring San Francisco's famous fog and the infamous Sutro radio tower.
Weigh in if you like....either on the poll on the left column or in the comments section.
(UPDATE: We are going with #1. Thanks to all who chimed in. We might do #3 in the future, too)

Friday, July 2, 2010

Soma Double Cross DC Review

RL from / just finished his review of the Double Cross DC. He built our cross frame into a flat bar commuter/trail bike. The guy's 210 lbs and rides pretty hard, but the DCDC held its own even on trails that RL normally rides full-suspension on. Our favorite quote:

"The Soma can fly like a mofo!"

Seriously, it is one of most detailed reviews we've seen yet on a DCDC, so if you want a third party opinion on this frame, this is a good place to start. Read the review here.