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Old 07-15-20, 07:56 PM
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What to do with a Somec

I just brought a Somec bike home from the bike Exchange today. It looks to be in very good condition. About the only thing I noticed was the miss matched wheels and some ragged bar tape.

I looked the brand up on the internet and apparently this is a very special machine , custom made in small numbers for discriminating riders. sort of like having your tailor custom make a suit to your exact size.

My quandary, Should I tear it down and do my standard resto on it or would we be smarter to leave it exactly as is and put it up on E Bay. I am thinking that anyone wanting to buy this machine would want to do any work themselves or have their own retainer do it.

"Geeves, go see to the Somac will you, I may want to ride it later. and while you are out there wash the Bently too. there's a good chap. " I envision this as the kind of bike James bond would own.

Any advise welcome.
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