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    80s Tommasso appraisal

    http://honolulu.craigslist.org/oah/bik/4333514364.html

    any ideas of the model? female specific? value? thanks.

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    Should be long gone. Not female specific, just really small. Grab now, research later.

    Magic word is rust, that will have to be determined in person. Otherwise, bike is worth several multiples of asking price.
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    Many of the Tommaso bikes were built by the Billato Brothers in Italy. Buy it now!
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    For that money, in that market, if be there already.

    +1 to T. Bill here- buy now, ask later.

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    got it for $120, the frame has rust spots, particularly in the chrome. dura ace/sante components, cinelli bar/stem, perfect condition mavic ma40s. the wheels alone are worth the price of admission for me as i have a perfect bike for them. now ill debate how to tackle the restoration. theres a serious lack of good custom painters that will paint a bike frame around here. ill post pics a little later

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    at this point im going to assume that the chrome is too pitted to save, i think i would have to ship out of state to rechrome and possibly repaint. i might try some steel wool + wd40 at some point first. i hate when good bikes just get left out in the garage to rust away. thanks for the advice guys.

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    Well played.

    Not worth a repaint unless it's a forever keeper.

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    Put the WD40 and steel wool away and read up on rust. There are at least 1000 threads on dealing with rust already.

    Steel wool just scratches the crap out of the chrome and promotes further rusting.

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    looks like someone tried to sand it off at some point. so the chrome will have to be redone. as far as forever keeper, im in the fence. normally for a c&v i want to keep it forever, but i have a friend thats expressed interest in it as a starter bike. these bargains are far in between here as people tend to overprice things to the umpteenth power. ive been lucky to find the 5 bikes i have now for the prices they were going for.

    what model/year would this be? restored value vs current value? thanks in advance

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