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gomango 08-31-13 09:26 AM


Originally Posted by Highgear (Post 16016972)
Here's a link to a old Timmasini catalog for all you Tommoholics.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/6909102...7632895876625/

Thank you!

Great addition here.

thirdgenbird 08-31-13 09:50 AM


Originally Posted by gomango (Post 16017038)
Thank you!

Great addition here.

X2

i love my colnago, but if anyone can scare up a Mach, lets talk trade:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8095/8...5d561d88_b.jpg

gomango 08-31-13 09:55 AM


Originally Posted by thirdgenbird (Post 16017096)
X2

i love my colnago, but if anyone can scare up a Mach, lets talk trade:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8095/8...5d561d88_b.jpg

This catalog is really cool.

I've heard about the Mach/Titanio, but I've never seen a pic.

I would love to try one as well. :)

.....and yes, trades are welcome.

delicious 08-31-13 11:48 AM


Originally Posted by jet sanchEz (Post 16014855)

nice. i love that frameset.

Drillium Dude 08-31-13 11:52 AM

Well, I had one once - the last time I was stationed out here on Diego Garcia.

CA 1987 Super Prestige:

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2847/9...97448dc3_b.jpg

On the workstand in our old Cycling Club:

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5458/9...6c3f13e4_b.jpg

On the fly at the southern apron of the runway, 2001:

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3720/9...eb7b723e_b.jpg

For those interested, the component highlights included Campy 50th anniversary brake calipers, crankset, pedals, front derailleur, ITM aerobars and a Corima carbon blade seatpost. Wheelset was a cool looking (albeit heavy) set of Campy Record hubs laced to Atlanta 1996 deep-section rims.

I took my only overall victory ever on this bike on December 24th, 2001. I sold the frame four years later to help fund my ex's engagement ring :(

Ah, well - life most certainly moves ever onward :)

DD

thirdgenbird 08-31-13 12:04 PM

That is a unique (and cool) build

Drillium Dude 08-31-13 12:48 PM


Originally Posted by thirdgenbird (Post 16017378)
That is a unique (and cool) build

Thank you - it was a bit eclectic, blending vintage and modern. Bike was actually quite heavy in its TT guise, but it was a 55cm frame, so the only way to fit on it halfway-comfortably was to put an aerobar on it. I liked it okay. The frame was repainted by Domenic's Cycles in Tempe about 7 months before it was shipped out to DG for combat; they did a superb job for less than $300, and that included period decals, too.

DD

jiangshi 08-31-13 01:21 PM

Domenic's had a special relationship with Tommasini back then. Their branded race bikes were Tommasini's. Lots of cool people/things moved through Domenic's.

gomango 08-31-13 01:45 PM

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2847/9...97448dc3_b.jpg

On the workstand in our old Cycling Club:

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5458/9...6c3f13e4_b.jpg

Nice Tommasini DD.

You haven't aged a day. :)

kdb3i 09-01-13 09:15 PM

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Just got this ride for the 2013 L'Eroica. Now I have to learn how to ride on gravel.
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=338158

gomango 09-01-13 10:02 PM


Originally Posted by kdb3i (Post 16021596)
Just got this ride for the 2013 L'Eroica. Now I have to learn how to ride on gravel.
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=338158

Beautiful.

What tires will you use?

kdb3i 09-01-13 10:20 PM


Originally Posted by gomango (Post 16021703)
Beautiful.

What tires will you use?

Not sure, still researching. Looking at the Spec. Roubaix Pro 700x25/28 or the Armadillo Elites and the Vittoria Rubino Pro. Any recommendations?
I will test on gravel roads on CO 2nd and 3rd weeks in Sept.

Also considering some gearing changes just for this ride.

gomango 09-02-13 04:49 AM


Originally Posted by kdb3i (Post 16021729)
Not sure, still researching. Looking at the Spec. Roubaix Pro 700x25/28 or the Armadillo Elites and the Vittoria Rubino Pro. Any recommendations?
I will test on gravel roads on CO 2nd and 3rd weeks in Sept.

Also considering some gearing changes just for this ride.

What's the max that will fit in your chainstays?

My Sintesi would take Schwalbe Ultremo ZX 700x25s with room to spare....

I never tried 28s though, as the frame got tired of me and developed a hairline crack in the chainstay.

Such a bummer.

The mistake my wife and I made riding in the Volterra area was narrow tires. Very limited experience, but 700x23s were not the right width. I don't ride anything on dirt roads here in Minnesota under 700x28.

See how much tire you can fit, that's what I would do.

mrjav 09-02-13 05:06 AM

I'd also recommend the biggest that will safely fit. I'd also recommend gearing changes if you're going to do the long route. Of course, I only know that because it's super important when you are only running 3 gears!

Also - there is a group of Tommasini employees who do l'Eroica every year. Should be easy to spot!

Unfortunately, with new babies at home, I'll be skipping this year. Have fun for me!

gomango 09-02-13 05:22 AM


Originally Posted by mrjav (Post 16022115)
I'd also recommend the biggest that will safely fit. I'd also recommend gearing changes if you're going to do the long route. Of course, I only know that because it's super important when you are only running 3 gears!

Also - there is a group of Tommasini employees who do l'Eroica every year. Should be easy to spot!

Unfortunately, with new babies at home, I'll be skipping this year. Have fun for me!

Congrats on the kids!

Yes, don't underestimate the climbing you will be doing.

My wife and I had 12-25s on our bikes in Volterra and I will correct that mistake on our next visit.

I rode in the Bavarian Alps this summer and the Rivendell I rode was set up with mtb gearing.

All Deore XT.

I know you need period correct for the ride, but I'd err on the side of versatility.

kdb3i 09-02-13 10:06 AM


Originally Posted by mrjav (Post 16022115)
I'd also recommend the biggest that will safely fit. I'd also recommend gearing changes if you're going to do the long route. Of course, I only know that because it's super important when you are only running 3 gears!

Also - there is a group of Tommasini employees who do l'Eroica every year. Should be easy to spot!

Unfortunately, with new babies at home, I'll be skipping this year. Have fun for me!

Congrats on the babies. Mine are grown, which is why I need way more than 3 gears. Fortunately, they allow you to make gearing changes for the ride, even if they are not period correct.

kdb3i 09-02-13 10:12 AM


Originally Posted by gomango (Post 16022092)
What's the max that will fit in your chainstays?

My Sintesi would take Schwalbe Ultremo ZX 700x25s with room to spare....

I never tried 28s though, as the frame got tired of me and developed a hairline crack in the chainstay.

Such a bummer.

The mistake my wife and I made riding in the Volterra area was narrow tires. Very limited experience, but 700x23s were not the right width. I don't ride anything on dirt roads here in Minnesota under 700x28.

See how much tire you can fit, that's what I would do.

28's should fit, but I'm not with the bike this week and have to confirm.
I've been reading about the climbing and will definitely make gearing changes. I may go to a mtb set up as you did, but plan on testing a compact chainring set up in a couple of weeks to see how that rides.

Dale h 09-09-13 08:00 AM

I rode l'Eroica on my 86 Prestige. I used Ruffy Tuffy 28s biggest baddest tire I could fit. No flats no headaches. You may find a problem at the start with the internally routed brake cable. USed not be allowed and you would get the Rules are rules response from the organizers. I recommend you check the rules closely before you fly there and get told you can't play

kdb3i 09-11-13 05:20 PM


Originally Posted by Dale h (Post 16046225)
I rode l'Eroica on my 86 Prestige. I used Ruffy Tuffy 28s biggest baddest tire I could fit. No flats no headaches. You may find a problem at the start with the internally routed brake cable. USed not be allowed and you would get the Rules are rules response from the organizers. I recommend you check the rules closely before you fly there and get told you can't play

Thanks for the tip. I checked the rules pretty carefully before the purchase and it states no passage of brake cables inside the handle bars, and that passage in the frame is acceptable. I rode the bike today, for the first time. It was on the Spec Roubaix Pro 28's and they fit with room to spare.

kdb3i 09-13-13 09:44 AM

As of now, this is the set up I'm going with for the 2013 L'Eroica.

Tires: Spec. Roubaix Pro 700x25/28
I'm using them on the gravel roads of Colorado's Western Slope and they are working well. Any experienced L'Eroica riders who think this is not a valid comparison, chime in.

Gearing: Shimano MF-TZ20 14-28 on the rear and Velo Orange Grand Cru 50.4bcd MK II 46-30 crankset.
OK, I admit all the chatter about steep slopes, and walking scared me into a full on granny set up.

Stem: Changing the 3ttt 130mm Bianchi panto to a Cellini 1A 100mm for a better fit.

This is before the crankset change:
https://plus.google.com/106125537953294167397/posts/Jnyri3DWDE7

al13501350 09-13-13 10:33 AM


Originally Posted by kdb3i (Post 16061592)
As of now, this is the set up I'm going with for the 2013 L'Eroica.

Tires: Spec. Roubaix Pro 700x25/28
I'm using them on the gravel roads of Colorado's Western Slope and they are working well. Any experienced L'Eroica riders who think this is not a valid comparison, chime in.

Gearing: Shimano MF-TZ20 14-28 on the rear and Velo Orange Grand Cru 50.4bcd MK II 46-30 crankset.
OK, I admit all the chatter about steep slopes, and walking scared me into a full on granny set up.

Stem: Changing the 3ttt 130mm Bianchi panto to a Cellini 1A 100mm for a better fit.

This is before the crankset change:
https://plus.google.com/106125537953294167397/posts/Jnyri3DWDE7

Bike is looking AWESOME! I don't have any advice or input, but have a blast! Sounds like a must do ride at one point in my life.

BooneDog 09-13-13 12:22 PM

That looks great, nice riding area too!


Originally Posted by kdb3i (Post 16061592)
As of now, this is the set up I'm going with for the 2013 L'Eroica.

Tires: Spec. Roubaix Pro 700x25/28
I'm using them on the gravel roads of Colorado's Western Slope and they are working well. Any experienced L'Eroica riders who think this is not a valid comparison, chime in.

Gearing: Shimano MF-TZ20 14-28 on the rear and Velo Orange Grand Cru 50.4bcd MK II 46-30 crankset.
OK, I admit all the chatter about steep slopes, and walking scared me into a full on granny set up.

Stem: Changing the 3ttt 130mm Bianchi panto to a Cellini 1A 100mm for a better fit.

This is before the crankset change:
https://plus.google.com/106125537953294167397/posts/Jnyri3DWDE7


kdb3i 09-13-13 09:19 PM


Originally Posted by BooneDog (Post 16062226)
That looks great, nice riding area too!

Last Dollar Road, just outside of Telluride.

BooneDog 09-14-13 11:23 AM

A few more pics of my ride.

http://daveharper.com/Webpics/Tommasini_Fence4.jpg

http://daveharper.com/Webpics/Tommasini_Fence2.jpg

http://daveharper.com/Webpics/Tommasini_Fence1.jpg

kdb3i 09-16-13 07:32 AM

Sweet. Looks good with the updated setup. I'm not sure what I'll do to mine after L'Eroica, except that I will definitely lose the toe clips/straps.


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