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Tommasini X Fire!

Old 05-20-23, 08:01 AM
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Tommasini X Fire!

Should be Ok to post in this section, since frame was technically 8-10 years old when purchased as new from LBS, Baer Wheels in Columbus. And well, Tommasini is very classic! Very few parts are brand new, only bars and tape, stem, tires, bottle cages and saddle (half price score off clearance rack). Wheelset and groupset were local marketplace finds on fbook. Pics I take with phone always make bars look like they are set up weird, they do follow angle of top tube and stem. Weighs in at about 18 lbs with pedals and bottle cages on a bathroom scale, so + or - a few ounces.


Had LBS mount crank and set steerer tube length after careful measuring against my Waterford. All measurements are within a few CM. Rest of build was on me. Have a couple cable length tweaks to perform as I used what came with groupset, you can see rear brake cable is a bit off. Had to clear out metal polish from RD mount and couple other spots. Top tube and down tube are not round, TT has a slight squoval and DT is slightly trianglulted.


The ride is terrific! Back to back rides with others show expected stiffness differences along with better acceleration. First time with carbon rim brake hoops are a little different, but I'm getting used to them. Small downside is tire clearance on fork will limit me to probably 26mm max. Tried a 28 and was no go. I'll run 25s front and rear for now, may try staggered tires in time. Tires are set up tubeless.

The polished stainless steel finish appeals to my liking shiny things side. Will and does collect fingerprints, that's OK! More time to caress the frame cleaning them up.















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Old 05-20-23, 08:19 AM
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Good on ya, bro! Looks like a kool ride . . . I like the polished finish, too.

My Tommasini Tecno is being built right now and to state the obvious I'm looking forward to it . . .

Ride in good health!
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Old 05-20-23, 08:25 AM
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congrats on a very high grade frame and well equipped bike
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