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Old 02-20-20, 06:46 PM
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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.






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Old 02-20-20, 07:27 PM
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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.
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The chromovelato ones are to die for. Yours is beautiful, but they are a step beyond, imo.
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Originally Posted by P!N20 View Post

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.
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Old 02-20-20, 10:37 PM
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I fixed my grammar errors, let’s see some bikes.
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Back when it was a bike:





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:





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



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

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1977, thats me on my Somec...Lacrosse, WI.
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Old 02-21-20, 07:13 AM
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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.









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I don't have one, but a Mario Martini painted Somec is definitely on my list of bikes to have before I die.
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Somec ProMax with Athena 11.

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big chainring What a great action shot!
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Did the not import very many or did they just not make very many?
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Perhaps hard to pick up in that photo, but given the SLX decal, was there any rifling in that seat tube?
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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.
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Sorry for the poor photos.



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

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Late 70s? Special
straight out of the box:



with daily rider setup

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Originally Posted by big chainring View Post


1977, thats me on my Somec...Lacrosse, WI.
Do you happen to have any closer pictures of that bike? Its still a puzzle how tje pre-80s followed each other in terms of the decals and pantos. As your is one of ghe first ones would be nice to see some details if you have anything to share.
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