Heads up: [MEL] Soma Grand Rando frameset preorder

I’ve fielded a lot of questions about porteurising bikes and finding frames that will take fatter rubber and guards/racks, so I’m linking to this preorder from Commuter for those that are chasing a frame.

New, not rusty or bent, designed for the rubber and guards, all mounts there, no kludges required.


  • Tange Prestige CrMo tubes, non-oversized
  • Threaded 1″ lugged fork with low rider pannier bosses, mini rack eyelets and double eyelets at the dropouts- Rear rack and fender eyelets
  • Pump peg
  • 3 sets of water bosses
  • Designed for 650b wheels and cantilever brakes
  • Max. tire fit: 650 x 42c slick tires w/fenders

Preorders also get frame prep (chase/face/steerer cut/etc) and BB/HS installed at no cost.

Personally, I don’t like quill stems, but if that’s not a deal breaker, the price is unbeatable at $650.

SOMA Grand Randonneur Frames - Australian Pre-Order | Commuter Cycles

Plus they have a couple of these sweet Civia racks