SOcietà MECcanica was founded in 1973 by Oliviero Gallegati in Lugo di Romagna (Italy). Being a rather small manufacturer, Somec did not produce many bicycles, especially in the beginnings. Besides perfect craftsmanship they became famous in the 1980s for the use of advanced tubings, lugs and their special paintjobs
Our Somec Air Classic Road Bike is one of these fine masterpieces from the mid 1980s.
< As for the tubing it is a complete set of aerodynamically advanced columbus tubes. The stays are slim and elegant and the top tube comes with an extra ridge to take in the rear braking cable. And that is not all, the shifting cables are also completely internally routed with the shifters being mounted on the top of the down tube for less draft.
The lugs are microfusion masterpieces with beautiful cutouts and engravings.
A pearly and vivid paintjob with typical Somec airbrush colours completes this extraordinary frame.
Which groupset would fit such a brilliant piece better than Campagnolo's all time hit, the Super Record? Consequently a complete gruppo is installed, turning our Somec into a dream machine.
Rare and collectible!
|Frame & Fork||Somec Air. Columbus Air tubing|
|Front Derailleur||Campagnolo Record|
|Rear Derailleur||Campagnolo Super Record|
|Headset||Campagnolo Super Record|
|Crankset||Campagnolo Super Record; 170mm; 52/42|
|Bottom Bracket||Campagnolo Record|
|Stem Bar||3ttt; 40cm|
|Brake Levers||Campagnolo Super Record|
|Hubs||Campagnolo Record; Freewheel Everest 14-21|
|Rims||Campagnolo Victory Strada; 700c tubular|
|Tires||Continental Giro; 700c tubular|
|Seat Post||Campagnolo Super Record|
|Seat||Selle San Marco Concor Supercorsa|
|Chain||YBN Classic; hard plated|