Umberto Scapin founded his eponymous brand in 1957, following a highly respectable career as a professional cyclist. From the very beginning, it was his intention to make incredibly unique bicycles, made by hand and finished with a fastidious attention to detail.
Early models from Umberto’s workshop are rare and unusual. Cromovelato paintwork was occasionally used, lugs were highly refined and some models included superb pantographs. Not one, however, was the same. Some were even gold plated, and as far as bicycles are concerned, Scapin created the most precious frames in history.
In a cotemporary context, Scapin is regarded as potentially the most prestigious and flamboyant brand in the Italian bike industry. Both in production and design, Scapin bikes are the choice of only the most obsessive connoisseurs. Nothing has been lost from Umberto’s philosophy; quality, detail and individuality are the cornerstones of modern Scapin bicycles. Craftsmanship, despite modern production methods, remains at the forefront of Scapin products, which are still made in Italy to this day.
Somec ist ein italienischer Fahrradhersteller. Das Unternehmen wurde 1973 von Oliviero Gallegati in Lugo, einer Kleinstadt in der italienischen Region Emilia Romagna gegründet, als er entschied eine einzigartige Auswahl an Fahrrädern zu produzieren. Somec Fahrräder wurden nur initialisiert an Radfahrer verkauft. Die Firma wuchs stetig und auch die Nachfrage weltweit, dank der Auftritte bei vielen Fahrradmessen.
Aktuell produziert Somec Carbon-, Titanium- und Stahlrahmen, genauso Mountainbikes, Fahrradbekleidung und Accessoires.