Showing posts with label Somec. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Somec. Show all posts

Friday, January 24, 2014

SOMEC




Thanks to Apollo for the photos of his 65 cm Somec Lugo Di Romagna Promax, equipped with 9 speed Campagnolo Record Titanium.  More photos here.

As a reminder:
In the 60's, Oliviero Gallegati worked as a mechanic for the Giro d'Italia. Seeing a need to establish standards for Giro mechanics, he established the Società Meccanica (Mechanic's Society) thus creating the acronym for SOMEC frames which he began building in 1973. Not naming frames after oneself in Italy is a rarity among Italian framebuilders.

SOMEC adopted two symbols to identify its brand: the tulip and the prancing horse. The tulip chosen for its elegance, sweetness and variety of colors. The prancing horse, symbol of the famous aviator Francesco Baracca Lugo. When you see the SOMEC logo, do not be confused with Ferrari. As the story goes, back in ancient history when Oliviero and Enzo Ferrari both wanted to show the Cavallino on their product, they came to an agreement as fellow "Romagnesi": Ferrari would put the tail up, SOMEC the tail down. They have never argued from that day.


This blog is dedicated to all things related to Columbus MAX, MXL and MINIMAX. If you have a contribution please email me at veronaman@gmail.com. All the brands listed can be found along the right margin.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

SOMEC






SOMEC "Promax" with MAX tubeset. You can see the differnce betwen this and a "Dynamic" model which uses Minimax (photos here).

This blog is dedicated to all things related to Columbus MAX, MXL and MINIMAX. If you have a contribution please email me at veronaman@gmail.com. All the brands listed can be found along the right margin.

SOMEC






SOMEC "Dynamic" model which uses Colombus Minimax.

 This blog is dedicated to all things related to Columbus MAX, MXL and MINIMAX. If you have a contribution please email me at veronaman@gmail.com. All the brands listed can be found along the right margin.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

SOMEC


The owner of this frame writes:

I think this is Somec’s Dynamic model. Most other Somecs in your blog are ProMax model.

The Dynamic model has a unicrown fork with dropped seat stays from the seat ‘lug’ and has MiniMax tubes in Somec catalogs available. The tubing decal on mine says Max but the 'D' in my frame’s SSN of D110 may well correspond to Dynamic (number is on BB and steerer tube).

The ProMax model has Max tubes, a microfusion fork crown & most all Promax’s have seat stays more traditionally situated on the side of seat ‘lug’. There is one ProMax with dropped seat stays but it does not have unicrown forks.

Who knows, mine could still be a ProMax simply due to its Max tubeset. I’ve gone through the Somec catalogs at Somec website to arrive at this estimation: http://www.somec.com/en/factory/vintage_catalogs/


 This blog is dedicated to all things related to Columbus MAX, MXL and MINIMAX. If you have a contribution please email me at veronaman@gmail.com. All the brands listed can be found along the right margin.

Monday, August 13, 2012

SOMEC





My thanks to Jochen for photos of his chromed SOMEC Promax.

This blog is dedicated to all things related to Columbus MAX, MXL and MINIMAX. If you have a contribution please email me at veronaman@gmail.com. All the brands listed can be found along the right margin.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

SOMEC






Note: SOMEC Promax. Short history of SOMEC here.

Click on images to enlarge.

This blog is dedicated to all things related to Columbus MAX, MXL and MINIMAX. If you have a contribution please email me at veronaman@gmail.com.

Friday, June 24, 2011

SOMEC







Note: SOMEC Promax, seat tube c-c 55cm, toptube c-c 55,5cm. Short history of SOMEC here.

Click on images to enlarge.

This blog is dedicated to all things related to Columbus MAX, MXL and MINIMAX. If you have a contribution please email me at veronaman@gmail.com.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

SOMEC





Note: Short history of SOMEC here.

This blog is dedicated to all things related to Columbus MAX, MXL and MINIMAX. If you have a contribution please email me at veronaman@gmail.com.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

SOMEC


Note: re-painted. Short history of SOMEC here.

This blog is dedicated to all things related to Columbus MAX, MXL and MINIMAX. If you have a contribution please email me at veronaman@gmail.com.

Monday, December 27, 2010

SOMEC








Note: Short history of SOMEC here.

This blog is dedicated to all things related to Columbus MAX, MXL and MINIMAX. If you have a contribution please email me at veronaman@gmail.com.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

SOMEC


Note: TIGed version. Short history of SOMEC here.

This blog is dedicated to all things related to Columbus MAX, MXL and MINIMAX. If you have a contribution please email me at veronaman@gmail.com.

Friday, December 3, 2010

SOMEC


Note: Lugged and with lugs chromed. Short history of SOMEC here.

This blog is dedicated to all things related to Columbus MAX, MXL and MINIMAX. If you have a contribution please email me at veronaman@gmail.com.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

SOMEC


Note: Promax model owned by Yan in Israel; in the process of being built up. Short history of SOMEC here.

This blog is dedicated to all things related to Columbus MAX, MXL and MINIMAX. If you have a contribution please email me at veronaman@gmail.com.