When we began Soma back in 2001, someone mentioned there was a Japanese bike brand called "Soma" back in the 70's. For a while the only web presence was a small blurb on Sheldon Brown's site. It was not until earlier this year, I stumbled upon these pictures on Velospace (submitted by wxm) that I actually laid eyes on one. It feels kind of like hearing about Bigfoot for years and then finally catching a glimpse of one. This early 80's beauty was known as the 'Cosmopolitan'. These are still the best pictures I've seen of a vintage Soma.