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Columbus Tomasini ????

Old 07-13-15, 06:31 AM
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Columbus Tomasini ????

Hi Peeps

I'm new to the forum here so would like to start off by saying HELLO

I recently purchased this frame from a close friend who says it has sat in his garage for years on end but he just never gets around to finding out about it or if its any good in the world of classic bikes.

to start with i can not find anything about Tomasini with this spelling but yes Tommasini spelling chucks up lots of stuff, the drop outs have columbus on them but please look at the pictures if you will and if anyone can help identify this frame that would be great.

i would like to rebuild it back to its former glory if it had one lol so would really like to know about all parts it would have required from fork all the way through.

hope someone can help

cheers
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Old 07-21-15, 02:56 AM
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I cannot find anything like Tomasini with one m !!!
Maybe you can ask them to tell you ... maybe it's an earlier brand name ...
Still I like the looks of this frame !!! Very much I could say !!!
Did you weight it ?
Do you have the fork ?
If it is lightweight I personally would like to see it restored ...
you know it's not always about the money ... sometimes you do it for the looks and the fan of it !!!
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Old 07-21-15, 05:35 AM
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The welding at the seat lug...yuck! Did they not take the time to finish???
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Old 07-22-15, 08:38 AM
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Originally Posted by daf1009 View Post
The welding at the seat lug...yuck! Did they not take the time to finish???
Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
fake
I also think it's counterfeit and that the builder probably intentionally misspelled Tomassini to avoid trademark litigation. The TIG welding is very rough and amateurish.
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Old 07-22-15, 08:53 AM
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I also agree with the fake label. Thats makes "bringing this bike to its former glory" dubious, but you never know, if its aligned poperly, and a copy of a nice geometry, it may well ride very nicely. Just not worth much.
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Old 07-22-15, 04:30 PM
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Home made frame. Vaya con dios as they say in Mexico.
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Also that frame looks to have a fairly long head tube length so finding a suitable fork at a reasonable price could be a pita and I couldn't see one justifying spending the money for fairly nice new one cut to length on this frame. With no fork this is a frame I wouldn't buy or build up unless it was real cheap basically free and I had all the parts just laying around.
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