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Old 05-25-07, 11:53 PM   #1
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Tomos bicycle question

HI! I'm Dave from the suburbs about 30 miles west of Chicago.
I am not a bike rider...don't have much balance left and what I do have I get from eyes. I tend to fall rather ignominiously off them.
However, I needed to buy my daughter a bike to replace the one she's outgrown and I happened to be in a thrift store today and saw what looked like an older girls bike. The more I looked at it, the more I was impressed with quality so I bought it($10...but half off on a sale!)
Got it home and I was going to buy some paint and fix it up but I got busy with something else and when I got back my wife was asking me if I knew anything about Tomos bikes. Well, I actually thought that the logo said *Tom's* but she was right.
The Tomos lettering is made into a stylized bike. It has the logo in front under the handlebars and again under the seat.
Above the logo under the seat is gold-colored lettering * Made in Yugoslavia*.
To my eye the bike was well-made. It's older and a little dirty but not in that bad of shape. No gears and the old back wheel brake. Somebody put a good seat and grips on it.
After googling this bike, it seems unlikely that it really is a Tomos bicycle. It does not fold. Maybe someone put the logos on a different bike? I have some pictures I'll post tomorrow but I'd like to hear if this might be what it says. Thanks! dave_k
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Hi Dave,

I'd try asking this question in the Classic & Vintage forum. Also, it would be a big help if you were able to post a picture of this bike.
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YES TOMOS is a very serious bike company, a true work-horse through-out Europe.They choose to not market their bikes here,why should they, Americans are trend-crazy and fickle. Only motorized ones which are the best motorized bikes are marketed in the states, some bikes find their way here,few though, out of Canada mostly.
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Tomos makes mopeds, and Tomos mopeds are very popular.

goto:

http://www.mopedarmy.com

There are dozens of people there who speak Tomos.

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HI! I'm Dave from the suburbs about 30 miles west of Chicago.
I am not a bike rider...don't have much balance left and what I do have I get from eyes. I tend to fall rather ignominiously off them.
Hello Dave--have you tried riding a recumbent? You might want to take a look at the recumbent forum...

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Tomos bike pictures

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Hi Dave,

I'd try asking this question in the Classic & Vintage forum. Also, it would be a big help if you were able to post a picture of this bike.

Thanks! Here's a link to the pics of the bike:

http://www.kast-iron.com/index.html

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Hello Dave--have you tried riding a recumbent? You might want to take a look at the recumbent forum...

Welcome to BF!

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No, I'm not much of a rider myself.....in fact, I'm pretty much terrified of bikes. Back in the 70's when I was stationed over in Italy(Vicenza-509th) I borrowed a bike to get downtown. I was OK on the sidewalk but the Carabineri made me ride out in the road and I had an almost too-close encounter with a bus. Walked the bike back to post and waited for the next bus!

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Too bad! It was just a thought.

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YES TOMOS is a very serious bike company, a true work-horse through-out Europe.They choose to not market their bikes here,why should they, Americans are trend-crazy and fickle. Only motorized ones which are the best motorized bikes are marketed in the states, some bikes find their way here,few though, out of Canada mostly.
I have no doubt about the quality of the bike. I like the slip-fitted tube frame design.

The back axle has the numbers 1970 and Xll stamped into it. One of the pictures show it.

I've come to the conclusion that it probably is a Tomos altho information is hard to find.

Thanks!

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Ask in the C & V forum. There's probably someone over there who knows a bit--perhaps old_and_new?

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