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sloar 02-20-20 06:46 PM

Let’s see those Somecs
 
Not too many threads on Somecs, so let’s see some. Mine is a Special with Columbus Aelle and Victory. Also has a matching Somec branded pump.





http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/...pswdyglmoc.jpg

P!N20 02-20-20 07:27 PM

Wish I had one to contribute, alas, I’ll just have to live vicariously through others.

I was about to correct you on your use of an apostrophe, but seeing as Somec is a portmanteau combining Societa and Mechanica, you probably just get away with it as a contraction...just.

USAZorro 02-20-20 08:40 PM

The chromovelato ones are to die for. Yours is beautiful, but they are a step beyond, imo.

DiabloScott 02-20-20 09:53 PM


Originally Posted by P!N20 (Post 21336126)

I was about to correct you on your use of an apostrophe, but seeing as Somec is a portmanteau combining Societa and Mechanica, you probably just get away with it as a contraction...just.

Could’ve hit him on ”to vs too” and “Alle vs Aelle” if you were feeling pedantic.

sloar 02-20-20 10:37 PM

I fixed my grammar errors, let’s see some bikes.

Drillium Dude 02-20-20 10:57 PM

Back when it was a bike:

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e4447de84c.jpg

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d41f20cdb9.jpg

Fun Fact: the previous two pics were taken on 21 August 2017, the date of the last solar eclipse. They were both shot during the initial phase of eclipse.

When cat stickers covered up the numerous small paint chips:

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...54c078d346.jpg

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2db3565840.jpg

Out with the Old and in with the New: frame/fork/HS/BB/gear levers 4-Sale - whenever I get around to listing, that is :)

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...bff98c6042.jpg

Sorry for so many pics of the same bike, but how many Somecs are on the Forum anyhow? Not many, that's for sure :)

DD

big chainring 02-21-20 06:37 AM

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2b301c4787.jpg

1977, thats me on my Somec...Lacrosse, WI.

non-fixie 02-21-20 07:13 AM

Elite SX with a Gazelle fork, which I took off my LBS' hands. The 74xx group that was on it went to another project, and as the frame was too small for me it went on to live with another forum member.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...82b39b1b54.jpg

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3f233a9065.jpg

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f2511a236b.jpg

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...bdf0f32f1b.jpg

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...6ae98c1c8e.jpg

botty kayer 02-21-20 07:50 AM

I don't have one, but a Mario Martini painted Somec is definitely on my list of bikes to have before I die.

drewellison 02-21-20 12:33 PM

Somec ProMax with Athena 11.

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ee70ccb93.jpeg

BFisher 02-21-20 03:06 PM

big chainring What a great action shot! :thumb:

sloar 02-21-20 04:25 PM

Did the not import very many or did they just not make very many?

P!N20 02-22-20 03:08 AM


Originally Posted by non-fixie (Post 21336468)

Perhaps hard to pick up in that photo, but given the SLX decal, was there any rifling in that seat tube?

velomateo 02-22-20 09:05 AM

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f1cc9f1c45.jpg
This was restoration I did a few years ago. It was in an awful state when I found it, so it was filly stripped and new chrome applied on stays and fork. Paint and decals were done by me, so don't look too close. I miss this one, it was great riding bike - although the C Record rear mechanical wasn't that great.

gearbasher 02-22-20 03:11 PM

Sorry for the poor photos.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...0d5c8d7b66.jpg

It's actually a Titan. But, I'm taking partial credit for the Somec fork.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...440627e3fd.jpg

Lattz 05-26-20 04:08 PM

Late 70s? Special
straight out of the box:
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ad17327d42.jpg


with daily rider setup
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...335e973317.jpg


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