Thanks Chuck and Dale,
This opens the door to another question - my lust for steel lugged bikes just brought a gorgeous used Somec into my little bike fleet. Again, little history is known, and it also sports a Cycleart paint job, so it is possible that it has been spread to accept the 8-speed rear wheel. Do serial numbers have a date embedded somewhere? The inclusion of two bottle cage braze-ons leads me to believe it's very modern, but the pump peg and chain hanger just make me smile.
Dave in "the snow melted-and-I-can-ride-today!-Maine" (where are my long-johns?)
Date: Mon, 05 Apr 2004 16:06:06 -0800 From: Chuck Schmidt <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: [CR]RE: Mercxk Corsa O1 is lugged (Dave Whitney) Message-ID: <4071F455.DCFCB40B@earthlink.net> References: <email@example.com> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Precedence: list Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org Message: 7
> In a message dated 4/5/2004 3:52:35 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> email@example.com writes:
> << Dave,
> Not 100% sure without hearing it from Dale's mouth, but it seems to me
> that any frame made out of steel with lugged joints is going to fall
> under the category of "Keeper of the Flame" status and therefore be
> on-topic for the CR list. The components wouldn't, but the frame would.
> Chuck Schmidt
> South Pasadena, Southern California >>
> You are correct, sir...