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Old 11-13-08, 04:34 PM   #1
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NOS 1990 Tommasini Super Prestige what to do?

I bought new it in 1990, rode it a few months, and it has been in the attic ever since. The Dura Ace 7 speed stuff for the bike is long gone, I would need new everthing to build it up. What to do? All my current bikes are Shimano 10 speed.

1. Keep it in the attic for another 10 years or so
2. Build it up for fun...but I have great road bike, and 2 back up road bikes I almost never ride
3. Sell the frame and fork

I'm a ex racer and hard core rider, not a collector, and don't need the cash.
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Old 11-13-08, 04:38 PM   #2
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Build it up and give it to a friend or family member. Or trade it for something exciting that you want but would never buy for yourself (or sell it and use the cash for same).

The point is, it's not doing anybody any good sitting in your attic.
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I say you give it me, JK. If you want to sell it let me know.

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Folks like me are always looking for NOS Tommasini frames to show up on eBay or CL. Would love to have a shot at a frame like that...
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My question, do you guys just like to ride steel bike from a few years ago for the cool factor, do you buy them to resell, or are people buying them to collect? Just wondered what is up you Vintage Bike guys. Very unlikely that I would sell it, but thanks for the interest.
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I bought new it in 1990, rode it a few months, and it has been in the attic ever since. The Dura Ace 7 speed stuff for the bike is long gone, I would need new everthing to build it up. What to do? All my current bikes are Shimano 10 speed.

1. Keep it in the attic for another 10 years or so
2. Build it up for fun...but I have great road bike, and 2 back up road bikes I almost never ride
3. Sell the frame and fork

I'm a ex racer and hard core rider, not a collector, and don't need the cash.
It is no longer NOS... It's mint.
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Sell it. Put up pics if you have them please.
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Please tell me that was a joke...
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here is what happened ot the last Tommasini. after drew got his hands on it , i hear fixie anyone ==?
SO sad .

sell it to a roadie that rides C&V cycles . then you know it will go toŽa good home , if you used it a few months and your not interested in it and you not a collector , get rid of it its basically just a door stop for you now . or do you have some love for it ?
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Please tell me that was a joke...
Yes it was a joke and yes I did see that mess Drew left...

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My question, do you guys just like to ride steel bike from a few years ago for the cool factor, do you buy them to resell, or are people buying them to collect? Just wondered what is up you Vintage Bike guys.
I buy mine to ride:

My '88 Tommasini is restored w/all period-correct parts. I ride it on sunny days; any time I want to take a 20 to 50 mile ride in the summer, that's the bike I reach for.

My old Univega is my commuter. After restoring it, I sold the 2006 Trek touring bike that I had been previously commuting on. It was a fine bike, but the Univega is more "interesting."

My old Stumpjumper (currently a project) will be my bad-weather commuter.

I'd like another old steel bike (preferably another Tommasini) to put modern components on.
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ot ... never mind

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My question, do you guys just like to ride steel bike from a few years ago for the cool factor, do you buy them to resell, or are people buying them to collect? Just wondered what is up you Vintage Bike guys. Very unlikely that I would sell it, but thanks for the interest.
I would keep it and ride it. There would be no reselling that baby. I love steel! I've ridden them all and just love the way steel rides. Everyone rides new Treks and Cannondales (not that there's anything wrong with that), not everyone rides vintage steel. To have a guy with his new $5,000 carbon bike slide next to you and say "Hey, nice bike!" does have a kind of cool factor.

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P.S. As always vintage guys want pics!!!
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Old 11-13-08, 08:33 PM   #15
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Dudes, a fixie just means that the cog is fixed, not that the bike will be messed up. My fixie and most others are easily restored if desired.

All the other stuff is just people being dumb-asses, riders of all stripes are capable of that.

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Fixie usually means some hippie youth goth-type environmental whacko long haired coffee house dope smokin' dude sawed off the derailleur hanger, changed out cranks, sawed off all braze-ons, and switched out bars.

So after all that work ruining a bike they have the same type of bike I rode when I was 8 years old.

And after all that they actually feel like they accomplished something.

Fixie-junkies should be banned from the C&V forums. Banish them to whacko-land

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Dudes, a fixie just means that the cog is fixed, not that the bike will be messed up. My fixie and most others are easily restored if desired.

All the other stuff is just people being dumb-asses, riders of all stripes are capable of that.
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Find an old cool group set - maybe a Shimano 600 Arabesque group - and build it and ride it. Way cool bike.

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I bought new it in 1990, rode it a few months, and it has been in the attic ever since. The Dura Ace 7 speed stuff for the bike is long gone, I would need new everthing to build it up. What to do? All my current bikes are Shimano 10 speed.

1. Keep it in the attic for another 10 years or so
2. Build it up for fun...but I have great road bike, and 2 back up road bikes I almost never ride
3. Sell the frame and fork

I'm a ex racer and hard core rider, not a collector, and don't need the cash.
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Old 11-13-08, 10:03 PM   #18
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Find an old cool group set - maybe a Shimano 600 Arabesque group - and build it and ride it. Way cool bike.
Or buy my black Dura-Ace EX group from about that time.
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My question, do you guys just like to ride steel bike from a few years ago for the cool factor, do you buy them to resell, or are people buying them to collect? Just wondered what is up you Vintage Bike guys. Very unlikely that I would sell it, but thanks for the interest.
Durham, NC Habitat 100. Well-organized and supported century ride. Many Vintage Bike guys and gals. Riding "steel bikes from a few years ago" because that's what they ride. Eddie's, Lotus, Vitus, Trek 520, Ironman, some Schwinns, a Specialized steel. Some folks drive '67 Camaros, some '97. A matter of taste. I guess.

Would love to see pics, maybe find that frame/fork a new set of clothes and a lease on life, ridden.
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Fixie usually means some hippie youth goth-type environmental whacko long haired coffee house dope smokin' dude sawed off the derailleur hanger, changed out cranks, sawed off all braze-ons, and switched out bars.

So after all that work ruining a bike they have the same type of bike I rode when I was 8 years old.

And after all that they actually feel like they accomplished something.

Fixie-junkies should be banned from the C&V forums. Banish them to whacko-land


Yeah, I guess that:

Fixie = hipster trashed
Fixed gear = bike with a fixed cog


I'm still waiting for pics of the Tommi though...
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just think of what they are saying about us in the road ( carbon ) forum ..hahahahah

we all have our place in the cycling world .I just cant seem to move on from the mid 80's . i ride all my bikes and almost each one everyday . all steel and none with less than a 5 speed

Fixed is fine geared is fine as long as the person doesnt CHOP off vital parts on a frame to "look Cool " or repaint BRIGHT Yellowish green" because it had a few scratches on the paint .

IMO if you must repaint , repaint it in the exact color scheme or find the frame with the Exact paint your looking for.

anyway just my opinion .

yes i would like to see pictures as well !!
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SLIDE up TO a guy with his new $5,000 carbon bike and say "Paper or Plastic?"
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You should all check out this auction: http://cgi.ebay.com/Tommasini-Diaman...mZ280284625395 Since it is about 10 miles away from me, I went to check it out in person yesterday and it is super sweet. It would be nice to see it go to some C&V'er. Auction ends in a few hours.
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My question, do you guys just like to ride steel bike from a few years ago
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: Probably nice to know that there are people interested in it if you ever do decide to get rid of it, or if you ever decide to fix it up. Vintage bikes also make for great loaner bikes when you have friends or relatives over.

And +something on the pics request.
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Find a someone who knows what a Tommasini is and what a blessing it would be to get one at a "don't-need-the-cash" price!

*just noticed my own signature down there and want to clarify...I don't want your Tommasini.
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