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Soma Frame

Soma is a San Francisco-based firm that has its designs fabricated in Taiwan. Soma uses Taiwan because of the superior quality the island's bike makers offer over mainland China-made bikes.

Soma Van Ness frameset. $850 frame and fork. Please call for component prices.
53.5 seat tube x 55.5 top tube.

The Van Ness model is Soma's road sport frame that can be built up fixed, single-speed or with an internally geared hub. Rear hub spacing is 120mm. Because it has rear track dropouts, derailleur gearing is not practical.

It is built with Tange Prestige heat-treated butted CrMo steel tubing. The lugs are polished stainless steel.

Soma Frameset

Side view showing the frame's interesting blend of the traditional and modern.

Soma frameset

The purple calipers and hubs are also Soma production. The spoke nipples are purple as well.

Seat tube

Seat tube detail showing the Tange Prestige tubing decal and the beautiful classic cast bottom bracket shell

Soma bike front view

Front view