Somec Mercury

Somec Mercury

6 YEARS AGO / 1 COMMENT / ROAD BICYCLES

Maybe there’s something in the old Greek fisherman’s custom of painting a lucky eye upon the bow of their boats, perhaps the shooting stars that adorn the tubes of this Somec Mercury tip their hat to the messenger god it is dedicated to. It has traveled many miles, and as credit to the reason why…

Somec MAX Road

Somec MAX Road

6 YEARS AGO / 6 COMMENTS / ROAD BICYCLES

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.