So now you folks can see why there was much gnashing of teeth, wringing of hands and general non-Thoreauvian desperation about:
Much thanks goes out to FrankieJ who finally agreed to ship it to me. I'm typically very level headed about vintage bikes (or at least that's what we all tell ourselves) but when it comes to Tommasini frames I get all first-love-epic crazy. I'm not old enough to remember these when they were new, but for some reason I love them 100x more than the current production models. SO, what can you tell me about this beauty? I'm going to do a couple things to it... first off, I'm going to put my "cheap backup" campy veloce group on it while I wait for my lazy ass to finish cleaning up the last bits of campy NR I've got lying around. I don't have enough NR for a full group though, so it'll be a while for me to collect all the bits. I know nuovo record might be perceived as a weird choice, but it's my favorite group to drool over when mounted on a nice Italian frame.
Anyways, if you want me to make a project thread about it make sure you let me know!!