In 1973, a local bicycle “fanatic” Oliviero Gallegati from the Lugo (Romagna, Italy), began to manufacture exquisite custom road bicycles and founded SOMEC (SOcieta MECchanica) which became famous for unique finished products and using the most highly evolved technological and precise construction methods.
Somec is featuring two logos, ”The tulip”, because it is elegant, durable and comes in a vast array of colors and ”The stallion” which famous war warrior Francesco Baracca from Lugo had emblazoned on his airplane. This same horse was given by Baracca’s family to Ferrari, a prestigiuos car manufacturer.
Very happy to present a masterpiece, build by expert artisans – Somec Promax. The frame is made of extraordinary Columbus MAX tubing, where oversize toptube and downtube have an elliptical ending, shines in amazing paintjob, built with superb Campagnolo C Record Century finish groupset and pantograph parts.
This special beauty was made to represent Somec’s excellence at a bikeshow in Milan in late 1980s and this same bike was also published in their catalogue on the cover photo. If you are looking for something extraordinary and unique than that’s it.
Frame & Fork: Somec Promax, Columbus Max
Crankset: Campagnolo C Record Century finish (52/42)
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo C Record Century finish
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo C Record
Bottom bracket : Campagnolo C Record
Shifters: Campagnnolo C Record
Brake Levers: Campagnolo C Record Century finish
Brakes: Campagnolo Delta Century finish
Hubs: Campagnolo C Record (32s)
Rims: Rimtec (32s)
Headset: Campagnolo C Record
Stem: 3ttt, Somec pantograph (12 cm)
Handlebar: 3ttt, Super Criterium EP2, 41cm (c-c)
Seatpost: Campagnolo C Record, Somec pantograph (27,2mm)
Seat: San Marco Regal
Tires: Michelin Hi-Lite
Pedals: Campagnolo C Record
Toe cage/leather strapes: Campagnolo C Record / Campagnolo leather
Handlebar Tape: Leather, black
Condition: Used. The frame has no cracks and is not bend. Some signs of normal use. The paint is in good condition, chrome shows some smaller blemishes on the inside part of the forks. All parts are working fine.
Year: late 1980s