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I have finally decided on the Soma double cross to replace my Salsa Caseroll. I would love someone to confirm the frame size that you think would be appropriate. I currently have 2 Lemond 57cm frames that fir perfectly with 100mm stems and a 53cm Salsa Caseroll that is perfect as well with a 110 mm stem. The appropriate geometry charts are attached below. I believe that a double cross in a 54cm would be the right choice.

Lemond geometry - http://www.lemondbikes.com/bikes/road_racing/triomphe_carbon/buenos_aires.php?tab=2

Salsa Geometry -
http://www.salsacycles.com/casserollComp08.html

Soma geometry -
http://www.somafab.com/geometry03.html

Thanks,

Zach
 

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I was thinking of spacers and an upturned stem. 17mm should be made up with the added fork length...right? Without going custom - I haven't found a frame that would do the same thing as the Caseroll with vertical dropouts, so I seem to be somewhat stuck.....

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Not to add to the angst, but you could get a Gunnar Crosshairs built to match your LeMonds. Custom geometry equals custom paint.

I have a Gunnar for my commuter. I have about $700 invested in the frame/fork and I put 80-90% of my miles on that bike.
 

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Double Cross Geometry is 'odd'

If you're still thinking about this....

I have a Double Cross; the seat tube angle is very, very, very relaxed. My seat is 3 inches further back on this bike any of my other bikes (road). If I had it to over again, I would not have bought this bike due to the geometry.

YMMV,
Kalukis
 
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