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, refined lugs, incredible pantographs and their special paintjobs
Our Somec Prestige Cronometro Time Trial Bike is one of the finest masterpieces.<
As for the tubing it is Columbus SLX which was the choice for many professional bikes from the mid 80's to the 1990s
The stays are slim and elegant Columbus Air including the beautiful Air fork crown.
The rear braking as well as the shifting cables are 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 translucent cromovelato paintjob on the shiny chrome plated surface completes this extraordinary frame.
As for the components, this super fine frame has been equipped with a choice of three different types of Campagnolo Record groupsets, to ultimately form a machine which offers a great balance of looks and performance.
Exceptional are the nice Campagnolo Cobalto brakes and the Titanium bottom bracket
What would a Somec be without engravings? So you find multiple pantographs and millings.
Rare, fast and collectible!