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. A fame which they nourished by their flamboyant and technically perfect bikes of the 1990s.
Our 1992 Somec Max is one of these fine masterpieces.
As for the tubing it is a complete set of Columbus MAX. Everything on this tubeset was designed a bit beefier and stronger, which makes MAX frames some of the strongest steel frames around with legendary riding qualities.
Instead of using lugs, which for such large tubes need to be extra strong and thus heavy, Somec decided to connect the tubes lugless. The execution is perfect and smooth.
A wild and vivid paintjob with speckles and typical Somec airbrush colours completes this extraordinary frame.
Which groupset would fit such a brilliant piece better than Campagnolo's best, the C- Record? Consequently a complete gruppo is installed, turning our Somec into a dream machine.
But it would not be a Somec if there was not a bit of extra glamour:
the groupset has been extensively pantographed with the brakes, front derailleur, seatpost, stem and crankset showing Somec's engraved logo. Rare and collectible and a stunning ride on top!
|Frame & Fork||Somec Max; Columbus Max tubing|
|Front Derailleur||Campagnolo C-Record; Somec pantographed|
|Rear Derailleur||Campagnolo C-Record; 8-Speed|
|Crankset||Campagnolo C-Record; 170mm; 52/39; Somec pantopgraphed|
|Bottom Bracket||Campagnolo C-Record|
|Stem||3ttt; 110mm; Somec pantographed|
|Stem Bar||3ttt; 42cm|
|Shifters||Campagnolo C-Record Ergo|
|Brakes||Campagnolo C-Record Delta; Somec pantographed|
|Brake Levers||Campagnolo C-Record Ergo|
|Hubs||Campagnolo C-Record; 8-Speed 12-21|
|Rims||Campagnolo Atlanta; 700c clincher|
|Tires||Michelin Dynamic Classic; 700c clincher|
|Seat Post||Campagnolo C-Record; Somec pantographed|
|Seat||Selle Italia Turbo Matic 2|
|Chain||YBN Narrow; hard plated|