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Old 05-20-10, 09:55 PM
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I Did The Bad Thing

I bought this Tommasini Diamante today. Sorry, no pics of my own that I can post here yet.
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Old 05-20-10, 10:00 PM
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Originally Posted by robatsu View Post
I bought this Tommasini Diamante today. Sorry, no pics of my own that I can post here yet.
Hahaha, I thought you were trying to consolidate? I still owe you a writeup on the Tiara, sorry, work's been a bear lately.
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Old 05-20-10, 10:02 PM
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he did the bad thing by not getting his reserve. A great day for you! local p/u only? flying out and riding across the country? or some other plan to get pictures posted up here for us to see.
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Old 05-20-10, 10:08 PM
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Congratulations!!!!!

I've owned these off and on for a while. They are superb to ride in every way, well at least my Sintesi is for me.

I had yours on my watch list. I sold a Super Prestige frameset two months ago to a buddy and it was drop dead perfect. Your new bike looks just as clean from the pics.

I can't imagine you'll be anything less than impressed upon receipt.

Please post "many" pics when you are ready.
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I pm'ed the seller about shipping before the auction ended, kind of grovelled, and he said he would work w/me. Real bikie guy - after the auction, he gave me the name of the LBS that services his stuff, I called them, gave them CC for packing ($50), got their address so that I can have a shipper pick it up, got that all cleared w/the LBS owner. So seller just has to drop the bike off at LBS, wipe his hands of it. And the LBS owner told me it was a beautiful condition bike as well...

As for the consolidation, that bike is the consolidation of a whole bunch of shelves of new and used parts that have been fed to the ebay bulldog. I'm figuring I can take this one to Japan not as a bike and thereby straining my limit, but as household decor.

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Originally Posted by robatsu View Post
I bought this Tommasini Diamante today. Sorry, no pics of my own that I can post here yet.

It's only a bad thing if you bought it then neutered and killed the kitten.
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Old 05-21-10, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by gomango View Post
I had yours on my watch list.
And you didn't tell me about it? I thought we were friends.

Hell - I could have driven down for it, and taken the family with me for a Disney vacation or something.
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Be comforted, my child. While you have sinned, your admittance of the sin indicates a repentant heart.

As penance for your sins I admonish you to utter three "Hail Marys" and two "Our Fathers." And, in order to prevent you from further sin, just go ahead and send the bike to me.
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Old 05-21-10, 11:11 AM
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I am somewhat jealous. a beautiful MS frame and a complete Mavic index group!

great looking bike
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That is a bike that should spend equal time on the road and hanging above your mantel. Congrats on the acquisition.
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
I am somewhat jealous. a beautiful MS frame and a complete Mavic index group!

great looking bike
And if I ever get disatisfied w/the Mavic group (I don't know a whole lot about this stuff) I have a NOS Campy Croce d'Aune group (C-Record crankset, though) to put on it. However, the Mavic stuff looks a little more exotic, goes along with the MS frame, which I can't wait to test out.
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Originally Posted by bigbossman View Post
And you didn't tell me about it? I thought we were friends.

Hell - I could have driven down for it, and taken the family with me for a Disney vacation or something.
Heh BBM,

The opportunities for friendship and business are endless!

My wife, the boys, and I truly enjoyed our vacation to San Francisco and Monterey a couple of summers ago.

Don't be surprised if we show up on you doorstep one of these days.
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Originally Posted by gomango View Post
Heh BBM,

The opportunities for friendship and business are endless!

My wife, the boys, and I truly enjoyed our vacation to San Francisco and Monterey a couple of summers ago.

Don't be surprised if we show up on you doorstep one of these days.
Be sure to let me know - I have plenty of bikes, and there are lots of places we can enjoy them.
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Nice looking bike - even if it is a little too large

btw - that merits three "bad"s. Mine deserved two, and yours surpasses mine by a little bit.
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Nice looking bike - even if it is a little too large
Too large for you? I adore the look, clearly the late 80's/early 90's Miami Vice deal, but not completely ramped up to the full purple and yellow monty.

And what was your two bads?

The other thing I'm curious about - looking through old Columbus catalogs, they say the MS tubing is for a "precise riding style". Anyone got any insight into what that means and what are the ramifications of an imprecise riding style?

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