Soma Buena Vista Mixte

Soma Buena Vista Mixte Frame

I stopped in to my new favorite bike shop, Back Alley Bike Repair the other day and spent a few minutes chatting about valve caps (why people keep stealing mine and why they are not really necessary) and most importantly, I got the soft sell on the Soma Buena Vista Mixte. Made in California, the frame comes in gold and a pearl white that makes my heart pitter patter. I love their philosophy – practical, durable, comfortable, affordable – made for the everyday cyclist. I’ve had my Motobecane for more than seven years and I’m itching for something new. I guess I  need to see one of these ladies in person.

As a side note, like most bike shops in Seattle, Back Alley appears to be a man’s world inside, but owner Ben Rainbow is quite possibly the kindest mechanic I’ve ever had the pleasure of taking my bike to. If you are in Seattle and need a shop, they come highly recommended.


2 Responses to “Soma Buena Vista Mixte”
  1. sara says:

    did you get the price for this one?

  2. Ann says:

    I don’t have the exact price on it, they sell the frames and forks only. The full price of the bike depends on other components – I imagine anywhere from $700+.

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