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Old 12-30-07, 11:01 PM   #1
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Tommaso Augusta track bike?

Is the tommaso augusta track bike any good? i found a 2008 tommaso augusto on a website for only $400 bucks and it retails for $1000.

are the components bad?

is it a badly built frame?

how would it compare to a pista??
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Old 12-30-07, 11:05 PM   #2
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Is the tommaso augusta track bike any good? i found a 2008 tommaso augusto on a website for only $400 bucks and it retails for $1000.

are the components bad?

is it a badly built frame?

how would it compare to a pista??
for 400 all this doesn't sound too bad IMHO, nothing
special but not bad for the price

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Frame: ChroMo Double Butted Frame w/ Horizontal Dropouts, 1- 1/8" Traditonal Head Tube.
Fork: Full Chromolly w/ 1- 1/8" Steerer
Rear Shock:
Front Derailleur: N/A
Rear Derailleur: N/A
Shifters: N/A
Brakes Levers: N/A
Brakes: N/A
Chain: KMC Single Speed
Crankset: Truvativ Touto Single, Alloy 48T
Cassette: 16T Fixed And 16T Freewheel
Pedals: Wellgo, Alloy Clipless, w/ Straps

Bottom Bracket: Trvativ Powerdrive, 68x108
Headset: FSA 1- 1/8"
Saddle: Selle San Marco, Ponza
Seat Post: Alloy, Micro Adjust
Handlebar: Alloy Flat Bar
Grips: Velo Bar Tape
Stem: Alloy
Tires: Vittoria Zaffiro 700X23C
Wheelset: Alloy, Fixed- Freewheel, Flip Flop, 14G Stainless, Weinmann Alloy (Novatec Hubs)
Weight: 21.8 lbs.(w/ Pedals)
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Old 12-30-07, 11:54 PM   #3
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If the price is legit, it sounds like a damned good deal to me.
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Old 12-30-07, 11:57 PM   #4
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i'd say this looks legit:

http://www.rscycle.com/s.nl/it.A/id....category=18697
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Pretty lame for a rack. But definitely a steal for $400
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I asked a few weeks ago...
thoughts on Tommaso Augusta?

geometry is fairly close to a Bianchi Pista, which is intriguing. I'm close to pulling the trigger, just so I can check it out. and one more bike never hurts anything. a few things in the specs on the site seem a bit iffy and don't jive with what's pictured...

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but for the price and the specs, it's hard to beat.
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Old 12-31-07, 12:22 AM   #7
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The new Tommaso Augusta track bike reflects the soul of the street, but also has the options available to make it one of the most efficient commuters on the market . With a dual-sprocketed hub, the Augusta can be a fixed gear demon in the morning – and then by flipping around the rear wheel - a free-wheel commuter after lunch.

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Old 12-31-07, 12:26 AM   #8
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but anyway seems decent
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Old 12-31-07, 02:07 AM   #9
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Wow it functions both as a demon and a commuter? Consider me sold!

No really, it seems like a nice bike. If this was a yea ago I would have taken it over the Sputnik I purchased.
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MSRP always lies, just look at nashbar, but regardless 400 isnt a bad deal.
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Old 12-31-07, 10:31 AM   #11
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search for this subject - it's been discussed many times

the TT is insanely short on that bike
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