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Nearly NOS Tomasso

Old 11-12-11, 01:39 AM
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Nearly NOS Tomasso

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/bik/2688442341.html

$1300 seems way too high. But all the components seem to be in near NOS condition. Thoughts on value?
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Old 11-12-11, 02:37 AM
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I think your right while the bike is just great and the ad quality and presentation is just to good for CL. Ounce you get past the hype and how great the bike looks in the ad the price is just too high. The price would need to be halved for this bike to be something you should consider. Your choices if you shop around in good used road bikes are almost limitless in the $500-$1000 price range.
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Old 11-12-11, 06:45 AM
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I agre, it is a beautiful bike and sort of a great time capsule but the price is way off. it is a Tomasso which IIRC and IMHO was a "House Brand" of 10 Speed Drive a big importer back in the '80s and early '90s. they dealt with several builders in Italy and imported several different brands. if this was a Derosa, or Rossin something with a bit more panache' I think the price may still be a tad high. $500-600 is much more realistic for this bike.

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Old 11-12-11, 07:31 AM
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If it were a De Rosa Professional w/ Super Record in that condition it would be $1,500 plus.

Easily.

As for a Tomasso at this price point probably true on too high.

Look at the components though.

The prices on these are getting zany.
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Old 11-12-11, 07:45 AM
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Assuming that all the components are as they should be.

If you part it out and add up the total, it's close.
Just go look at the prices for those water bottles and cages.

The price for nice old vintage stuff is just plain silly these days!
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Old 11-12-11, 07:57 AM
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Originally Posted by jr59 View Post
Assuming that all the components are as they should be.

If you part it out and add up the total, it's close.
Just go look at the prices for those water bottles and cages.

The price for nice old vintage stuff is just plain silly these days!
Here we go again.... You better start buying these bikes yourself so you can make some money.......

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Old 11-12-11, 08:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Capecodder View Post
Here we go again.... You better start buying these bikes yourself so you can make some money.......
You are missing the point.

You may not want to pay these prices, but under the correct conditions, market forces rule.

You don't need to challenge jr59, just do some research!

Case in point:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-Campagno...item4840ba2c2f

Will it sell today at that price?

Maybe or maybe not.

That may be the exact piece someone needs to finish off a long term project.

The Tomasso has a couple of those.

Fill in the component "sell" prices, and jr59 may be spot on.

I was able to sell quite a few sets of those a few years ago when we brought them back from Italy.
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Old 11-12-11, 08:25 AM
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^^^^^

If someone wants to part the bike out they might get thhat much in the end, but to sell it complete NO WAY.
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Old 11-12-11, 08:29 AM
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Seems I have found a fan!

Great! Just what I wanted.
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Old 11-12-11, 08:38 AM
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Originally Posted by jr59 View Post
Seems I have found a fan!

Great! Just what I wanted.
No worries.... This is week number four I've been out of work with a hurt back, and I'm getting cranky not your fault. Appologies your way, and to anyone else I've offened.
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Old 11-12-11, 08:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Capecodder View Post
^^^^^

If someone wants to part the bike out they might get thhat much in the end, but to sell it complete NO WAY.
Do you understand how to evaluate prices on bicycles?

You absolutely need to know individual component values to determine market prices.

Along with a host of other important factors.

My final thought on this matter is this:

Please don't toss prices to "unwitting" newcomers here.

They won't be getting quality information.
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Old 11-12-11, 09:36 AM
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It's got a Super Record group in immaculate condition, so it comes down to the prestige factor of the frame. Where does Tommaso stand compared to other Italian racing frames?
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Old 11-12-11, 10:01 AM
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I think it's a cool looking bike. Interesting paint scheme, but not over-done. Cool accessories with the Campy water bottles and all. But, I prefer oddball bikes with interesting components. Meh . . . another Super Record bike, like I haven't seen a million of them and everyone made one. Parts aren't hard to find, just takes deep pockets. I'd buy one if I got a good deal on it, but I don't have an interest in one for top-dollar.

I prefer something like the Lotus Elan 75 I just picked up. You'd be looking hard to find even one original component for it on eBay, at any price.

I think it's worth the asking price to someone, or for someone to part out. I'm sure it would sell pretty fast at the 500-600 price Bianchigirll estimated.

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Old 11-12-11, 10:40 AM
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I think I can chime in. I sold the identical bike in a more popular 56cm size, nearly as good condition, and in the same market. It took several listings on CL and sold for $800. It would have netted more chopped up, but I did not want to do it. I can imagine this bike selling for $1000 if the seller is not in a rush.
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Old 11-12-11, 06:21 PM
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Given the incredible condition and the fact that it's in SF I could see someone paying $1000 for it. I probably would, even if it's not "worth" that much. Maybe I'm still just drooling though.
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That bike is sweet. It might be overpriced but as far as overpriced things go it's a winner. If you get it for $1000 and it fits you I don't think you'll ever really be upset when you ride it or look at it, even if you did pay a few hundred too much. Also, if you were to run across a more prestigious frame with the same group but the group in not so good condition, you can always do a swap.
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