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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 of the mid 1980s.<
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.
Which groupset would fit such a brilliant piece better than Vincenza's all time hit, the Campagnolo Super Record? Consequently a gruppo is installed, turning our Somec into a dream machine.
Also exceptional are the nice Campagnolo Cobalto brakes, Super Record Titanium bottom bracket and pedals, Assos aero rims and the extra rare Campagnolo 'prototype' seat post!
But what really tops this bike off and turns it into a marvel are the multiple super fine pantographs and millings.
The rear derailleur, the crankset, the stem, the shifters and the seatpost are nothing short of awe-inspiring. Some of the finest you could get in the 1980s.
Rare and collectible!