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Old 10-19-20, 02:37 PM
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Decals were from Velocals. I prefer the true water slide variety.
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Old 03-26-22, 09:37 PM
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1980s Somec Air

I bought this frame and fork locally, they have matching SN (D55). Not sure the year but it appears to be an Air 2001 model. It had non original paint and decals when I bought it, so I did a re-paint in my backyard using spray.bike (coldharbour lane) with silver flake Keirin finish. Built her up with nearly complete 7400 Dura Ace group (I'm picking up pedals tomorrow). Decals are from Bicals.




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Old 03-27-22, 07:16 AM
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Wow, your Somec likes the spray.bike paint treatment, Looks great!

Is that a home repair on the chainstay RD stop?
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Old 03-27-22, 08:07 AM
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Braze on RD cable guide

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Wow, your Somec likes the spray.bike paint treatment, Looks great!

Is that a home repair on the chainstay RD stop?
Great question! Nope, this frame had like a brazed on water bottle mount on the chainstay and also came with this cable stop jig. It's the first time I've seen it, but it seems to work pretty well. Here is a close up photo,


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Old 03-28-22, 10:36 AM
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Maybe not your home repair, but a repair none the less. Appears someone drilled and tapped what remained of a broken cable stop, creative repair though. New paint looks great btw.
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Old 04-11-22, 02:49 PM
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I bought this frame off E-Bay...shipped from Italy. Anyone have an opinion as to whether it is a genuine Somec? The graphics are strange to me...




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Old 04-11-22, 05:41 PM
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One in FL that needs a rescue:
https://sarasota.craigslist.org/bik/...453096231.html
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Old 04-11-22, 07:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Ferguron View Post
I bought this frame off E-Bay...shipped from Italy. Anyone have an opinion as to whether it is a genuine Somec? The graphics are strange to me...
I can't see that Somec ever had a 'Comet' model in their catalogs, but you can double check here: https://web.archive.org/web/20200225...tage_catalogs/

The welds around the BB shell compared to the other welds suggests to me there's been a fairly major repair done at some point. Possibly that's when the Somec decals were applied.

If it's not a repair, it's definitely not Somec level of frame finish.

Somec are quite good with enquiries regarding frame ID, so e-mail some photos and serial number to Lara: https://somec.com/en/contacts/
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Old 04-12-22, 11:11 AM
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This local find is 'on the slab' right now, keeping the original Martini paint, ordered new decals.
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