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Grando

Make
Soma
Model
Grand Randonneur
Year
2014
Miles
20,381
Purchased from
Cyclotopia

A low trail, 650b, go anywhere bike.

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Specs

Frame and Fork Soma Grand Randonneur 55 cm
Rims Grand Bois 650b 32 spoke
Tires Soma Grand Randonneur 42 mm
Front Hub Schmidt SON 28 dynamo
Rear Hub Grand Cru Touring Hub
Crank Grand Cru 48x34 double
Cassette SRAM 11x36
Front Derailleur SRAM Apex
Rear Derailleur SRAM X7
Brakes Avid Shorty 6
Levers SRAM Apex Double Tap
Handlebar VO Randonneur
Stem Nitto Technomic
Headset Tange/IRD NeedL BlastR Roller
Seat Post Soma ZO
Pedals Shimano SPD
Bottom bracket Phil Wood square taper jis
Saddle Brooks Cambium C-17 H Carved
Fenders Velo Orange Zeppelin 52 mm
Mini Rack Velo Orange Pass Hunter
Front Bag Grand Cru
Rear Bag Linus
Front Light B&M LumotedIQ Fly
Rear Light Seculite Plus LED
Frame Pump Zefal HPX Classic

 

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Grando
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Grando at Crater Lake

Service log

New rims, cassette and chain.

Milage
19,729

Soma Weymouth rims. Mike laced them up for me. Tubeless ready although I set them up with tubes for now. 

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Grando with shiny new parts

New tires

Milage
17,996

Baby Shoe Pass 650x42 ultralight 

Chain, Cassette, cables

Milage
17,891

Had it completely disassembled to investigate what looked like a crack where the drive side chainstay attaches to the bottom bracket shell. It was nothing. 

15,000 miles overhaul

Milage
15,543
  • New 46/30 Velo Orange crankset
  • New chain and cassette 
  • General tune up
  • Paint touch up. 

New tires

Milage
12,511

Second set of Babyshoe Pass extralight. First set got apporximately 5,000 miles.

Freehub body

Milage
9,350

Contacted VO rep on Facebook and he sent me a new freehub body for the VO Grand Cru Touring Hub to see if that stops the click clack noise. Trevor installed it for me.

Rotate tires

Milage
9,310

The back tire has worn through the wear indicator tread, which is supposed to be about a half life. I put on these Compass Baby Shoes at 6,640 miles so 2,670 so far, which is not bad.

New brakes, chain, and cassette

Milage
8,769

Paul's MiniMoto side pull (V) brakes designed for short pull road levers. These should be a big improvement over the Avid Shorty cantilevers.

New chain and cassette.

Service rear hub.

In preparation for this I had taken off the rack, lights and fenders off and gave it a thorough cleaning.

New tires

Milage
6,640

Compass Babyshoe Pass extra light 650x42

Rear hub clean and lube

Milage
6,634

This is something I should be able to do myself but I don't have the tools to take the cassette off.