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.
The Air was the top of the line for Somec from the mid 70’s extending into the 80’s with the release of the Air 2001 and 2001 Prestige. Hand made by SOMEC’s premiere artisan builders, this frame is made of light double butted Columbus SL steel with SOMEC’s signature flare for beautifully ornate lugs and dressed head to heals in the legendary Campagnolo Super Record gruppo with 3TTT stem and bars combo.
Function and form blend seamlessly in this dream machine.
Tubes — Columbus SL
Handlebar — 3ttt Competizione 41cm ct. ct
Stem — 3ttt Custom Panto 120mm
headset — 1″ threaded Campa Super Record
Shifters — Campa Super Record
Cranks — Campa Super Record 172.5mm 52T x 42T
B.B. — Cobra 36 x 24 Titanium
Fr. Der. — Super Record
Rear Der. — Campa Super Record Titanium
Brakes — Campa Super Record
Wheels — Campa Super Record 36 hole hubs laced with Campa Delta Rims
Tires — Continental Tubular
Seatpost — Campa Super Record 27.0mm
Saddle — Selle Royal CX