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Old 05-22-17, 03:46 PM
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How much would you pay for this Tommasini?

I am curious to hear how much you guys would be willing to pay for this bike based on the pictures.


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Old 05-22-17, 03:58 PM
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That bike appears to be in extremely nice condition.
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Late 80's Chorus ? Judging from the crankset appearance

I'm a poor person to ask because I don't mind paying a smudge more sometimes for the right bike, --- but I'd guess real world price of 11-1200 bucks.

Some will chime in that it's a real solid $550-600 bicycle no doubt ����
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When I appraise a bicycle, I suggest what I would sell it for, not what someone would pay. I do this because I know what I will get, should I decide to sell a bicycle in my collection. Note, I sell internationally, so market conditions don't really apply to me. But for most people, market strength in your area has a considerable impact on value. As does the seller's marketing skills and patience. Time of year can and does impact value also. With all that said, I would not sell that bike for a penny less than $1000.00 USD. And you know what, the last Tommi I sold went for more than that.
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It's a Tommasini, you don't need any more Ronco extras.
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There's no chrome or pantographs on the frame and the lugs are pretty nondescript as is the fork, I'd say this was likely an entry level offering from Tommasini.

Are the dropouts Campagnolo? I'm guessing that they are not since they are covered by the paint.
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What tubing? Tretubi?, Aelle?, SL?, SLX??
That would factor big in the valuation.....
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Originally Posted by DMC707 View Post
Late 80's Chorus ? Judging from the crankset appearance

I'm a poor person to ask because I don't mind paying a smudge more sometimes for the right bike, --- but I'd guess real world price of 11-1200 bucks.

Some will chime in that it's a real solid $550-600 bicycle no doubt ����
The RD is the original Chorus, but I think that is a 600 crank, actually that might be a Chorus crank but looks like someone polished the crap out of it so it is hard to see the contours. . The shifters look like Victory, the brake levers are the C-Rec era with the integrated QR button, I can't tell about the brakes but they may be G.S.

I think without knowing more about the Oria tubing I think maybe $300ish?
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Originally Posted by Chombi1 View Post
What tubing? Tretubi?, Aelle?, SL?, SLX??
That would factor big in the valuation.....

There is an Oria decal on the fork.

No clue if that's also true for the frame.

Love the color.....
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Originally Posted by Chombi1 View Post
What tubing? Tretubi?, Aelle?, SL?, SLX??
That would factor big in the valuation.....
Some sort of Oria
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post

I think without knowing more about the Oria tubing I think maybe $300ish?
Ouch! -- Its a Tommasini, not a Trek

Now that I see full size pics, I can see the brakes are a bit mismatched , the crank does not look like a 600, but maybe the high polish is throwing me off . -- so its been drug through a parts bin a bit, but the bike still presents very well and is a popular size -- looks like a 56 or so
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OP,
You asked the wrong question for the folks on this forum...what would we pay.
We are almost all cheapskate's and value the bikes we have much higher than what we would pay for an identical copy.
I have no idea of the real price, but I think it is worth more than 300.....just parted out the wheels, frame, brakes etc. in my opinion are worth that.
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I wouldn't offer a dime as I don't believe we're looking at a genuine Tommasini. C'mon, Tommi owners - ever see that treatment at rear DO/stay attachment? That seat lug doesn't look thinned enough, haven't seen that cutout on any Tommasini variation. Tommasini didn't offer but top-o-the-line frames. This isn't quite there.

The devil is always in the details:







I say counterfeit. OP, keep looking

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DD makes a pretty good point. The bike just might be a fake Tommi. If that is the case, I would not be selling it and definitely not buying it.
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The fork may not be OEM. I notice that it has an exposed brake nut, as opposed to the recessed nut on the rear. While I've seen late 1980s, mid-range Tommasini with no chrome, they have always had a 'T' embossing or cutout somewhere on the frame (fork crown, head lugs, stay caps, etc.). I have reservations about this being an actual Tommasini. It appears to be a mid-range, contract built frame with Tommasini decals.
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Well where is this bike? Couldn't there be low bidget Tommasini bikes in Europe?

I think the brake mounting nut for the front brake can simply be explained by the GS brakes, did they come in recessed mounting style?
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I agree with DD and T-Mar. There's nothing 'baked into' this frame that identifies it as a Tommasini, just the decals. This doesn't look like any Tommasini I've seen, unless it's a fairly modern build, done to try to hit a mid-range price point. I want to emphasize I don't know much about Tommasinis from the last 20 years. What does the decal say on the drive side of the top tube? And what does the bottom bracket look like underneath?

I know there was a flap a few years ago about possibly fake Tommasinis being sold from Sweden, with a lot of ugly accusations and counter accusations. Is this one of those?

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I've seen several Tommasinis in Germany that looked unremarkable.

Like zero frame details.

I still like the frame color on this one.
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Originally Posted by Mr.Toolbox View Post
I am curious to hear how much you guys would be willing to pay for this bike based on the pictures.


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Any followup? I'm curious what the background story is, and if you have any other information about it. It is a good looking bike, and looks fairly well made. Pending further info and provenance, I would value it as a well-made bike from a no-name maker.

I just realized we don't know if you're the seller or potential buyer. If you're the seller, I hope you understand the skepticism. Tommasini's are known for their refinement, exquisite frame details, and beautiful finish. And their incredible rides. Except for the decals and what looks like nice paint, this bike is rather pedestrian in the frame details.
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That's a pretty bike the the overall fit and finish with clean polished correct parts with nice 4 layer custom paint looks great. I would say $500 value considering it might likely not be real as others have said. If it was 100% legit it would be a $1000+ bike.
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Any followup? I'm curious what the background story is, and if you have any other information about it. It is a good looking bike, and looks fairly well made. Pending further info and provenance, I would value it as a well-made bike from a no-name maker.

I just realized we don't know if you're the seller or potential buyer. If you're the seller, I hope you understand the skepticism. Tommasini's are known for their refinement, exquisite frame details, and beautiful finish. And their incredible rides. Except for the decals and what looks like nice paint, this bike is rather pedestrian in the frame details.



I found the bike for sale here in Sweden and I was simply curious to hear if any one knew anything about that model and how much it was worth. The add seems to be gone now. didn't Tommasini have specific models?
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I found the bike for sale here in Sweden and I was simply curious to hear if any one knew anything about that model and how much it was worth. The add seems to be gone now. didn't Tommasini have specific models?
Tommasini made/makes a small number of frames per year. Their classic steel frames have always been produced in relatively small numbers, with no attempt to offer bikes at a variety of price points (unless you count high, very high, and super high as a variety of price points!). For example, in the mid-to-late 1980s there were basically the SL-tubed models (Prestige), and the SLX-tubed Super Prestige, with a few variants (aero, tt). All had fancy lugs, full chrome under the beautiful paint, and exquisite craftsmanship. Their market was very serious enthusiasts and racers. More recently there have been a wider variety of models: Techno, Diamonte, Competizone, Velocista, and a few others. AFAIK, all pretty high-end, or very high-end.

I can't speak to more recent years. The decals on this bike looked pristine - did it not have a decal designating the model? I've always seen the model shown on the front and right side of the top tube. What did the seller say it was, and did they have any other info?
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