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    thoughts on Tommaso Augusta?



    Anyone have any knowledge/thoughs/opinions/etc. on the ? After riding several Tommasos in the late 80s, (in all of their flourescent paint-fade glory) it kind of pains me to see this, but at the same time, it looks intriguing.

    crappy marketing bs about "the soul of the street" aside, the Geometry seems promising and the parts spec doesn't look all that bad. I've been thinking of picking up a budget bike to pass the time while I'm working on piecing some of my other bikes together, but none of the BD bikes really strike any chord for me.

    I searched for a while and couldn't really find much. Any knowledge/thoughts? (and if this has already been covered, than I apologize and would love a link)
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    i posted a link to it in the kilo tt thread. i have a feeling this will be the new kilo tt, based on supply.

    http://www.rscycle.com/s.nl/it.A/id....FRIUagodi0KH7Q

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    A couple of notes.

    The photo shows ergo road drops and the description says it comes with a flat bar.
    That front hub looks somewhat chintsy, and unfortunately it doesn't really show the rear up close. Something tells me these are kind of crappy hubs, and the Weinmann rims aren't exactly amazing either.
    Frame seems decent enough. Double butted cromo.
    22lbs isn't exactly a lightweight, but there are a lot of no name parts hanging on it.

    Probably worth $400. The $999 MSRP has got to be bull**** though.
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    Looks pretty meh. Yet another ~$500 tarck bike.
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    zomg it's ideal for Axel Rose!

    edit: seconded about "just another <$500 tarack bike." Now with DPs, which is nice I guess.

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    is anyone else getting the optical illusion that the drop on the left handle bar is closer than the headtube? i really can't stop staring at it.
    what kind of bell should i get for my track bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by peabodypride View Post
    zomg it's ideal for Axel Rose!
    Axl.


    Axl Rose.
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    I failed again.

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    Twice.


    In a row.


    You're luck somebody posted this Beyonce featuring Mad Cobra video.
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    get drunk, ride a scooter, don't steal your girlfriends bike back, get laid anyway, post about it on the internets.

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    ^^But the Tommaso site sez Axel!

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    Quote Originally Posted by musicsucks View Post
    is anyone else getting the optical illusion that the drop on the left handle bar is closer than the headtube? i really can't stop staring at it.
    haha yea, the headtube badge makes it look that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dddave View Post
    i have a feeling this will be the new kilo tt, based on supply.
    Except that the TT has cool looking geometry.
    But at least its cheap at $399 http://www.rscycle.com/s.nl/it.A/id....FRIUagodi0KH7Q

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    i don't get why, if that bike had a drop or even 0 degree rise stem, people would be like OMG SADDLE IS SOOO HIGH YOUR BIKE IS TOO SMALL, but for some reason, companies take a too-small bike, put a silly stem setup on it, and people don't say anything.
    High off the weed drunk off the cops blood

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    That is good. It is rather M.C. Escher style. "Relativity" with drop bars...

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    Quote Originally Posted by willypilgrim View Post
    i don't get why, if that bike had a drop or even 0 degree rise stem, people would be like OMG SADDLE IS SOOO HIGH YOUR BIKE IS TOO SMALL, but for some reason, companies take a too-small bike, put a silly stem setup on it, and people don't say anything.
    It's called a threadless stem, and most current track bikes have them.

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    Yeah, and somehow being a threadless stem means it has to be a ridiculous rise.
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    So no one has ridden this bike yet? hrmmmmm.... I can't wait to see if this is going to be crap or not. I'm guessing the frame if anything will be solid.

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    someone get it - and tell us how it is

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDLake View Post
    So no one has ridden this bike yet? hrmmmmm.... I can't wait to see if this is going to be crap or not. I'm guessing the frame if anything will be solid.
    i can't imagine it will be significantly different from any other budget fixed gear out these days..

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    Except its $400... which is cheaper than everything else except the Kilo.

    EDIT- and it comes in all black.

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    $400 and all black!

    I'm actually surprised nobody has bought one and posted about it.

    I considered buying one, but I went with the sub-$200 conversion. This was on my list with the Mercier, Motobecane Messenger, and Windsor.

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    i ordered a tommaso bike from rscycles once, one of the cheapo geared ones a while back, the real tommaso is dead and rscycles has taken them over to my understanding. the paint and everything was really well done, and for the incredibly low price, it rides great.

    and this is kind of unrelated, but by reusable foam padded bike box, it really is AMAZINGLY packed. i mean really well packed, everything is padded between layers of foam. this thing could fall out of an airplane and be fine. NOTHING like when i ordered a surly steamroller from jenson usa and it came with a little bit of foam around the tubes thrown in a cardboard box (and dented.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by willypilgrim View Post
    i don't get why, if that bike had a drop or even 0 degree rise stem, people would be like OMG SADDLE IS SOOO HIGH YOUR BIKE IS TOO SMALL, but for some reason, companies take a too-small bike, put a silly stem setup on it, and people don't say anything.
    Because no one cares how a bike that is not ridden is set up for a photo shoot.
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    you should have just stopped riding so you could focus on color coordination

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