You can tell alot about a person just looking at their bike. Some people customize through accessories, others choose a frame and piece them together little by little. Soma Fabrications has been a great outlet for some of our customers interested in putting their creative talents to the bike building test. The one thing I've truly loved about each Soma build we've done - John's Rush Project, Craig's Wolverine Project - is the careful selection and attention to detail from each owner. Our job was simple, putting it all together.
Keith started thinking about his dream bike in the fall of last year. He knew he wanted something capable of longer distant rides, all while maintaining a sporty feel for quick jaunts around town. The Double Cross was an excellent platform for the build because of its versatile geometry and hauling capabilities. And so the project began.
Keith knew he didn't want a traditional drop bar build so sizing was critical in maintaining proper handling. Comparing the geometry to a bike he had at the time we were able to pinpoint an ideal size for the type of bar he wanted to use. Once the frame hit the door we started putting it together little by little.
The drive train is spec'd around a traditional 2x9 cross gearing, with a slightly wider range in the back adding to the bikes longer range versatility. Sourcing some of the parts became a tad daunting but after several orders we had everything we needed to complete this classy project.
With a blend of great parts from Soma Fabrications, Interloc Racing Design, Velo Orange, Brooks England, Shimano, Velocity and Continental I'd say this is one unique build. Thanks Keith, for making an otherwise routine winter, interesting.