Oh and I got a few goodies along the way-thank you 10% discount on components with frame purchase. Now one minor gripe I had was that this bike had a decal instead of a real metal badge, but I was in luck as VO had just introduced metal head badges on their bikes and when I asked if they could send me one they very kindly did. They even checked to be sure it would cover the decal before sending it. Good folks at Velo Orange.
I recently came to the realization that I was bike rich and cash poor so I decided on a bit of whim to list the Soma Smoothie I had just built to see if I got any takers. I did, good for my pocket book but I did really like how the Soma turned out and was sad to see it go, but I realized I had a pretty darn cool bike that was mostly finished if I would just get off my duff. So I put the Rando back in the stand to get the fenders mounted and then to finish it off.
|BB cluster and cable guides|
|Seat post lug- love this one!|
|There are even details on the inside of the fork blades|