Somec MAX Road

Somec MAX Road

Another Italian marque that’s renowned for delightfully over-the-top paint schemes, Somec originated in the 1960s by Giro d’Italia mechanic Oliviero Gallegati and named as the abbreviated Societa Mechanica, an organization formed to maintain a standard amongst local framebuilders.

This pristine example is located in Melbourne, and these photos combine the efforts of three masters of their chosen arts: the build was executed by Andy White and Dan Hale of fyxomatosis and Shifter Bikes, respectively, and the photos were taken by John Watson, the jet-setting editor of Prolly Is Not Probably. It’s assembled to the standard we’ve come to expect from Andy and Dan, and the details have been captured perfectly by John. Interestingly, the Somec Cavallino logo is often confused with that of Ferrari but has the horse’s tail hanging down instead of held upwards, by personal agreement between Oliviero and Enzo Ferrari.

You can see more details of the Somec on John’s flickr stream, and if you have a hankering for an immaculate specimen like it, contact Andy or Dan through the fyxomatosis or Shifter Bikes websites.

Somec MAX Road
Somec MAX Road
Somec MAX Road
Somec MAX Road
Somec MAX Road
Somec MAX Road
Somec MAX Road
Somec MAX Road
Somec MAX Road
Somec MAX Road

  • mudplug

    Shamals had me salivating before I even pored over the rest of the bike.

    Not everyday you see a stunning bike that should only be ridden whilst wearing fluorescent socks.

  • Captian Shitshow

    those wheels look like they were photoshoped in….aww yes single bolt stems those are sweet ass lemons.the brakes oooo0o0oOOo0oo0o0 the brakes

  • www

    Finally a decent bike.. Its been a while

    • Editor

      Got a lot of bikes to get through, www. Not all of us share the same idea of what makes a bike ‘decent’.

      • Pisspoor

        Take no notice.  You’ve got an impressive hit rate.  I look every day.  Rarely see something without some virtue.

  • Pisspoor

    Digging the paint job.
    Nice masked box frame fades – like an Italo-disco Jack Taylor.