Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Houston, TX
Bikes: Independent Fabrication Planet X & Some Italian POC
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Italian Tommasini Bike Needs An Identification! Please Help!
After reading all of the helpful posts out there on this forum, I decided to join in. I am new to this forum and to cycling, but I wanted to get an I'D on a newly aquired bike that I got off of Craigslist for $200. I needed a daily beat up rider while I wait for my new Indy Fab bike to arrive in September. Anyway, the bike has Tommasini decals all over it including a "super prestige" decal, but I am quite certain that it is not a Tommasini Super Prestige and it is probably not a Tommasini alogether. The frame has been repainted with a terrible paint job in maroon and white. The frame has Gipiemme Dropouts, standard Bocama heart lugs, oval shaped seat stays, and a chrome fork with a heart lug upside-down triangle at the crown. There are no pantographs and no makers marks/serial numbers to be found on the bike except the letter "E" stamped into the bottom bracket. Also, the bottom bracket is slotted with two horizontal linear openings. The BB is Italian at 70mm. The bike has mostly Shimano 600 components. I have no idea who made this frame, but I'm thinking its just a custom kit that someone put together. Beats me, but the bike has a nice ride feel to it and is very responsive. I think it is made with Columbus tubing since it is so light for an old bike. Is there any way to verify Columbus tubing and specific type used? I will post some comprehensive pictures of it tonight so that everyone can give me some feedback.