The first time I heard of Gianna Motta it was not from the annals of the Giro D’Italia. It was by means of a postcard. One I still have to this day.
Taliah Lampert did a series of Bicycle Paintings of friends, family and bicycle messengers bikes around the time I was ‘living’ in NYC. One stand out example was a track bike, resplendent in the American star and stripes flag. The card is buried somewhere in the carton of items from my #messlife.
Owned by Ceya, anyone who lurked on the fixed aisle of bikeforums.net around the time will recognise the handle and it’s owners passion for bikes.
Though not a Somec, the flair that this frame possesed is what led me to the even more flamboyant Italian marque.
The NOS Somec Promax in the gallery above was a custom build with a full compliment of Campagnolo and Cinelli, styled as if it was own ride. Which is not to say I have style.
Art is a powerful medium of influence.
Bici: Somec Promax / Campagnolo 11s
Bidon: Absolut FYXO