Bicycles

Make: 
Rawland
Model: 
Ravn
Year: 
2017
Mileage: 
0

Picked up the frame at Velo Cult in Portland. This is a low-trail dirt rando. Room for 26x2.15" tires with fenders. Billed as Enduro All Road. This will be my all road and trail tourig bike.

Got the frame in May, didn't get it all built until August 25.

 

Specs

Frame and ForkRawland Ravn 56cm
RimsWTB 26" 32 spoke
TiresCompass Rat Trap Pass 26"x54mm
Front HubSRAM through axel
Rear HubSRAM through axel
CrankSRAM Gx 36x24 double
CassetteSRAM 11x36
Front DerailleurSRAM Apex
Rear DerailleurSRAM X7
BrakesTRP spyre disc
LeversSRAM Apex Double Tap
StemRawland
HeadsetRoller bearing
Seat PostSoma ZO
PedalsShimano SPD
Bottom bracketSRAM
SaddleSelle Anatomica X
Make: 
Soma
Model: 
Grand Randonneur
Year: 
2014
Purchased from: 
Cyclotopia
Mileage: 
0

 

A low trail, 650b, go anywhere bike.

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Specs

Frame and ForkSoma Grand Randonneur 55 cm
RimsGrand Bois 650b 32 spoke
TiresSoma Grand Randonneur 42 mm
Front HubSchmidt SON 28 dynamo
Rear HubGrand Cru Touring Hub
CrankGrand Cru 48x34 double
CassetteSRAM 11x36
Front DerailleurSRAM Apex
Rear DerailleurSRAM X7
BrakesAvid Shorty 6
LeversSRAM Apex Double Tap
StemNitto Technomic
HeadsetTange/IRD NeedL BlastR Roller
Seat PostSoma ZO
PedalsShimano SPD
Bottom bracketPhil Wood square taper jis
SaddleBrooks Cambium C-17 H Carved
FendersVelo Orange Zeppelin 52 mm
Mini RackVelo Orange Pass Hunter
Front BagGrand Cru
Rear BagLinus
Front LightB&M LumotedIQ Fly
Rear LightSeculite Plus LED
Frame PumpZefal HPX Classic

 

Soma

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Make: 
Soma
Model: 
Saga
Year: 
2012
Purchased from: 
Cyclotopia
Mileage: 
0

First custom build. Insurance settlement allowed me to build the touring bike I really wanted. Built in August, touring in September. Currently my main commuter bike as well.

Build

  • SRAM 2x10 drive train with 42/28 front and 11-36 rear
  • SRAM Apex shifters
  • Schmidt SON 28 front dynohub
  • LumotedIQ Fly head light
  • Old Man Mountain rear rack
  • Jand Extreme front rack (later changed to Tubus low rider)
  • Schwalbe Marathon 700x35c tires
  • Avid Shorty cantilever brakes

Tours

I've had the bike for 6 years now and it has been a great touring bike. Here are the tours I've done with it.

Plus a few overnight rides locally and to the coast.

Riding the Soma Saga through the pines west of Sisters OR.

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Make: 
Raleigh
Model: 
Ross Armstrong
Year: 
1964
Purchased from: 
Used
Mileage: 
0

A classic English 3 speed. I use it for light commuting and riding with my granddaughter.

Armstrong Head Badge

There is a website that features some classic Armstrong road bikes.