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1982 Tommasini Pretige overhaul, pics, plus looking for a small part

Old 06-01-15, 09:42 AM
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1982 Tommasini Pretige overhaul, pics, plus looking for a small part

Hey yall! Just wanted to share an overhaul that Im super proud of. 1982 Prestige - Italian owner brought it with him to the states when he moved here and there is no serial on this frame.

Pics: https://flic.kr/s/aHskctbQPs

Measurements
Top Tube C-C – 56cm
Seat Tube C-Top – 56cm
Bottom Tube C-C – 62cm
Rear Spacing – 126cm
Stand Over Height – 80cm

Every piece was disassembled and cleaned. All components were wiped down with a teflon lubricant. The Galli components shined up like new. The frame was carefully cleaned, then waxed with carnauba. The inside of the tubes were cleaned and treated with framesaver. The brake hoods, Campagnolo bar end plugs, handlebar tape was too bad to salvage, therefore, NOS replacements were found and used. Modelo gum hoods, Benotto smooth handlebar tape, as well as Campagnolo bar end plugs were installed. Brake and shifter cables were replaced with stainless steel new ones. The saddle (a walmart) was removed and replaced with an early 80’s Cinelli. All new loose bearings were replaced in the bottom bracket, lower headset, freewheel, as well as the front and rear hub. All were overhauled using marine bearing grease. The Campagnolo bottom bracket originally came with caged bearings, which were replaced with new ” loose ones. The upper headset still has caged bearings. The front fork and the rear bracket were checked for straightness as well as correct width. As purchased, everything matched up perfectly. The bike originally came with Shimano hubs/wheels/pedals, but I replaced with Ambrosio Super Elite rims, DT spokes laced to Campagnolo hubs. Also added were vintage Campagnolo Triomphe platform pedals purchased right out of Italy. It still has the original tires from 82 that are cheap Chinese CST Comps, but I like how they look. It rides so nice words cannot describe. I cant see myself ever selling this one.

Thanks for looking!
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Old 06-01-15, 04:33 PM
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Very nice! I am also working on a Tommasini Prestige...pics soon
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Really nice. Screams Italian bling with the gold Galli bits, and I like all the Tommasini panto'd parts, too.

I'm not sure which screw/nut you are looking for. Are you looking for the screw or the nut, or both? Do you mean the bolt/nut that tightens the clamp?

P.s. It looks like you could use a couple more links in the chain. The RD seems over-extended as shown.

Edit: P.p.s. 1/4" balls in the BB may be fine depending on your BB. However, not all Campagnolo bottom brackets used that size. C-Record BB, for instance as well as some earlier 1960s Campagnolo BBs, used 3/16" balls. Some (all?) of the Super Record BBs did, too. Did you measure the caged balls to be sure?

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I knew there was something odd about that RD. It appears the jockey cage was not reinstalled correctly. It seems to have been flipped (the metal edge should be on the rear of the lower pulley, not the front as shown on your bike). Note the following image for comparison:

Galli Criterium gold derailleur (3rd style)
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Originally Posted by gaucho777 View Post
I knew there was something odd about that RD. It appears the jockey cage was not reinstalled correctly. It seems to have been flipped (the metal edge should be on the rear of the lower pulley, not the front as shown on your bike). Note the following image for comparison:

Galli Criterium gold derailleur (3rd style)
Good catch, I was thinking the same thing.
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You also need a stepped ferrule for the RD cable at the chainstay.

Nice bike.
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You also need a stepped ferrule for the RD cable at the chainstay.

Nice bike.

Thank you so much and I really appreciate the advice! Im ordering them now.
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Originally Posted by gaucho777 View Post
Really nice. Screams Italian bling with the gold Galli bits, and I like all the Tommasini panto'd parts, too.

I'm not sure which screw/nut you are looking for. Are you looking for the screw or the nut, or both? Do you mean the bolt/nut that tightens the clamp?

P.s. It looks like you could use a couple more links in the chain. The RD seems over-extended as shown.

Edit: P.p.s. 1/4" balls in the BB may be fine depending on your BB. However, not all Campagnolo bottom brackets used that size. C-Record BB, for instance as well as some earlier 1960s Campagnolo BBs, used 3/16" balls. Some (all?) of the Super Record BBs did, too. Did you measure the caged balls to be sure?
Thanks for responding and your nice comments. The part I lost was the barrel spacer at the very back of the front derailleur. It was the barrel, screw, and I believe a nut.

Thanks for bringing the BBs up. I measured/replaced them with the exact same size/number as it came with.

The RD is installed wrong. I sent pics to a guy earlier this am but havent heard back yet. I played with it for 2 weeks but couldnt get it back together like the one in the pic for the life of me. The chain is the exact same length as the old one. Its def the derailleur that on wrong. Ill just have to take it somewhere because Ive tried every combination in the book to get it back on the way it should go. Ill repost with new pics once its done. :+)
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Fun bike.

I had a similar Prestige frameset.

The new owner built it up into a real looker and very nice rider.

Good luck with yours!
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Looks nice. Job well done.
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That's a real bike there. Sweet.
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