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Old 11-03-08, 11:08 AM
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nicely done. when you're done with it feel free to bring it over to my house. it should fit me well enough.
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great bike trelhak

i wanna see more somecs
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Queerpunk's somec confused me.
what do you mean? how so?
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Old 11-03-08, 03:59 PM
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what do you mean? how so?
The one i was looking at had tulip cutouts.
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Old 11-03-08, 06:55 PM
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I have a 1981 somec conversion i would really love to show you, but i am mental and don't know how to post pictures (some help maybe?). The story from my bike is a lady who lived in the NY went to a bike expo in 1980 and talked to a somec rep, had her bike custom made with pantographed campy fork. Other nice components are campy headset, pedals, cranks, gipemme dropouts and seatpost with a white vetta. It is nice little ride, and is totally worth getting your hands on a somec. Also have matching cycling cap and jersey to boot!
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Old 11-04-08, 08:48 AM
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Originally Posted by dealingwithit View Post
The one i was looking at had tulip cutouts.
While the tulip device is the typical cut-out seen on SOMECs' lugwork, some builders preferred to use shorter-sleeved lugs for one reason or another. These lugs didn't have enough surface area to carve a tulip into them, so a heart-shape or wing-shape was used. Some didn't use cut-outs at all, preferring instead to thin down the lugs to nothing.

It doesn't point towards greater or lesser quality, just a different builder's style. (As SOMEC doesn't mean a bike is built according to a single person's design, since they were all custom anyway, but built to a high standard of quality in materials, construction, and finish.)
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is there any way to tell what year a somec was made?
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Old 11-05-08, 11:53 PM
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Originally Posted by dealingwithit View Post
is there any way to tell what year a somec was made?
Send them an email: Somec
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