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What's it worth? - Tommaso

Old 08-15-22, 02:19 PM
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What's it worth? - Tommaso

Early 80s Tommasso tsx shimano ultegra rolf wheels.

anyone have any idea?
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Old 08-15-22, 02:29 PM
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Unfortunately itís worth nothing. Iíll send you my mailing address and you can send it over immediately.

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I assume you are joking? lol
Tried to post some photos but site wouldn't let me. Used to ride a lot and an injury has left me unable. It's in very good shape. Saw a few on ebay but not exactly like mine. Seems silly to leave it hanging in my garage.

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Originally Posted by sully1421 View Post
I assume you are joking? lol
Tried to post some photos but site wouldn't let me. Used to ride a lot and an injury has left me unable. It's in very good shape. Saw a few on ebay but not exactly like mine. Seems silly to leave it hanging in my garage.

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There a Whats it worth thread for this sort of thing. Pics may go to your gallery on your home page. Keep posting to put them here.

You need 5 posts X 2 days for 10 to get there.

Welcome aboard, glad you found us, you're in the right place.
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For pricing, there is a very simple method given by the formula:



where alpha is the age of the bike in years, beta is the amount of money you have spent on it, and gamma is the percentage of your garage that is taken up by bikes/bike parts. It is a remarkably accurate formula, with 99% of bikes selling within 1% of the formula's predicted price.
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...Tommaso was an importer of contract built frames, that were painted in the US, and sold at a more competitive price than the bigger name Italian builders. I don't know about yours, because Rolf wheels are a little later than my preferred time frame. The one I have here was built by Billato, is probably older than yours, and I bought it for about $700, some years back. I think maybe the company was headquartered in Colorado or thereabouts. You'd need to post photos to get any real solid opinions. Even then, it's a gamble.

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...when I bought it for $700, it needed some work.
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...Tommaso was an importer of contract built frames, that were painted in the US, and sold at a more competitive price than the bigger name Italian builders. I don't know about yours, because Rolf wheels are a little later than my preferred time frame. The one I have here was built by Billato, is probably older than yours, and I bought it for about $700, some years back. I think maybe the company was headquartered in Colorado or thereabouts. You'd need to post photos to get any real solid opinions. Even then, it's a gamble.

Wasn't Tommaso basically the house brand for 10 Speed Drive?
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Wasn't Tommaso basically the house brand for 10 Speed Drive?
As usual, T-Mar has the answer.

"Tommaso was the house brand of Ten Speed Drive, a Florida base bicycle importer and distributor. The brand was established in 1984 to market cycling accessories and apparel, with frames and bicycles being added for the 1985 model year. The nameis Italian for Thomas and is derived from the owner's name, Tom Eason. The frames were sourced in Italy, primarily from Billato. The frames were imported unfinished and were painted and prepped in the USA. They were sold as both bare frames and complete bicycles. They didn't have traditional model names but were named after the tubeset and component group."
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Top of the line Campy bike pictured above is in a totally different price range as a Shimano Ultegra bike.
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I assume you are joking? lol
Tried to post some photos but site wouldn't let me. Used to ride a lot and an injury has left me unable. It's in very good shape. Saw a few on ebay but not exactly like mine. Seems silly to leave it hanging in my garage.

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...those 80's "smoke" paint jobs are cool. Should have extra appeal from that alone. I don't have a good idea of value on Rolf wheels. I know they go faster than mine.
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Thatís a really cool bike with a lot of nice parts. No real experience with value of this one but Iíd have a floor of $700 in my mind. This is one where Iíd make it pretty, change the bar tape, level the seat, take really great pics and start at $950.

Those prices are just my gut. I could be off 50% in either direction!
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Really should level that saddle. IMO, black bar tape would look so much better, too.
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that bike is rad.
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Nice bike -- I thought it was Bill Simonian (or maybe Bill Lewis?) behind Tomasso, -- but i've been wrong before - The Tom Eason story makes sense
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Nice. So much for leveling the saddle and taking great pics.
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Why in the world would you set up the shift cables to cross over one another? I guess it made sense at the time but something I'd correct before trying to sell the bike.

It's almost as if they couldn't care to take a few minutes to correct it. Then again, they couldn't bother to just level the damn saddle...


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Stops shifter cables from rubbing the head tube.
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Stops shifter cables from rubbing the head tube.
That's the dumbest thing I've heard...
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Sorry I answered.

Look, here's one of mine.


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@BMC_Kid - You must be very young and aren't aware of politics.

What is your opinion on front brakes being controlled with the right lever?
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