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Old 04-11-10, 08:56 PM
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New Tommasini - help!

Hey guys,

I've just acquired myself a vintage Tommasini bike and was hoping some of you experts out there could help me identify it...

Photos are here -

http://www.flickr.com/photos/3786693...7623711199377/

The owner didn't have much of an idea about the bike, bought it off someone else in 1988 - pretty much just been using it as a commuter bike since.

It's been butchered with replacement parts as they've been needed over the past 20 odd years (the 105 bb and rear deraileur hurt), but I think some of Gipiemme parts which remain are originals...

All the detailing looks spot on, lugs, stays, pantographed bits, fork crown, so I'm in not much doubt its an original.

The dropouts are campy and there is no serial stamp on the BB, which I think puts it past a certain age.

Any help or details would be much appreciated!
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Old 04-11-10, 09:54 PM
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Wow!!!!

I have two Tommasinis of a more recent vintage. A 1994 Sintesi and a 1988 or so Super Prestige frameset.

I am hardly an expert, just a fan. Like the way they handle for sure, and I certainly admire the attention to detail on their frames.

Both of my bikes were id'ed by sending an email to : info@tommasini.it

Include a link to your flickr set. I have a hunch they'll be quite helpful. Here is a link to their website. http://www.tommasini.com/

There was a frame that was similar for sale last fall on ebay.de. We tried to acquire it, but the auction came down early.

Are you selling this example or restoring her?


Please let us know what you find out. Love yours!!!!
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Old 04-11-10, 10:48 PM
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Hey, yep - have sent an email off to Tommasini so hopefully will hear back soon - just thought I'd see if anyone on here also had some info in case they don't come back to me, as I know there is plenty of knowledge out there! Good to hear they came back to you.

Definitely restoring it - it wasn't in quite as a good nick as I'd hoped, but thankfully no structural damage - so prime for a restoration job!
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I did do some research on old Tommasini road bicycles but did not come up with all that much. I do have an early eighties Tommasini "Prestige" with full Campy Super Record and I really like the bicycle. You are welcome to check out this article on MY "TEN SPEEDS", if you wish... Tommasini Prestige. You might even find some information there that will assist with your restoration.

My Tommasini is a bit newer than yours, I believe but I really cannot help much more with model identification. If the bike does have Campagnolo hubs, the inside face of a rear hub axle lock nut will have a two digit number indicating vintage. If not, check out the other components and compare model part numbers to the information on this web page - Date of Manufacture of Bicycle Components.

Hope this is help and you will love your Tommi.
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