Bought this raw frame about 8-9 years ago, approx 2003? NOS, never built up. It has languished in my garage. I believe it is 62cm. I am thinking of building it up now, but I need to get a bit more information about it.
I think it is a late 80's or early 90's Tomasso. Note the integrated cable routing on the top tube, chromed stays. Apparently a Billato Bros import for a Florida importer?
Looks alot like this bike on eBay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Tomm...item20db5aeee4
And like this one: http://chuck.kichline.com/bikes/Tommaso/default.htm
It feels light, though I haven't weighed it yet. My plan is to lightly sand away the surface rust and have it powder-painted and them move over either a Shimano 600 set up or a 1980's camp NV group. Other than the bottom bracket, I think I have all of the required equipment to build it out. Need to check the dimensions of the rear triangle to see if it will hold a 130mm wheelset, otherwise it will be an old high-flange campy 6-speed type arrangement.
What is the best way to determine the bottom bracket type? I was thinking it would be great to find an old Phil-Woods cartridge type square-taper set up. Other good options that are findable? Any links to pictures of this vintage frame built-out and on the road?
Where is the best place for an new sticker set and what should I expect to spend?
Any recommended color schemes. I am tempted to paint it as a tribute to the Pinarello I lusted for when I was a boy - blood red, like the Ferrari color.
Thoughts? Thanks in advance