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shoota 01-19-19 08:27 PM

Adding my new addition to this awesome lounge.
https://i.postimg.cc/wvJVYxSk/tom1.jpg

shanone9 01-21-19 07:54 PM

"Adding my new addition to this awesome lounge"

Nice...I have its 'Nero' twin. Looks like same size too.

Curious if you know the year of the your Super Prestige?
Mine does not have chrome HT lugs either. Also, my rear triangle is chrome, looks like your is painted.

(Someday I will be able to post pics....i know I have more than 3 posts now.....)

shoota 01-22-19 08:43 AM


Originally Posted by shanone9 (Post 20758481)
"Adding my new addition to this awesome lounge"

Nice...I have its 'Nero' twin. Looks like same size too.

Curious if you know the year of the your Super Prestige?
Mine does not have chrome HT lugs either. Also, my rear triangle is chrome, looks like your is painted.

(Someday I will be able to post pics....i know I have more than 3 posts now.....)

Barbara said it was probably 86-87. Send me a PM with your pics (or I can send you my email) and I will post them for you if you'd like. I really want to see it.

T-Mar 01-22-19 09:51 AM


Originally Posted by shanone9 (Post 20750014)
Thanks for posting the article. Thought I saw my frame in the catalog pic, but not.

Can anyone say when the Super Prestige went to a chrome head tube lug?
My late 80s/early 90s "Marbo Nero' example has painted head tube lugs, not chrome.

I'd post some pics but the site won't let me until I have 10 posts.......

Your frame should be 1988-1990. Marble was introduced in 1988 and replaced by Colonia for 1991, at least in North America. The standard marble frames, as depicted in company literature for this period all had painted head lugs.

teisco 02-07-19 06:20 PM

Have chance to buy a used but very nice 80's Tommasini Super Prestige SLX, no Campy record but instead sports Chorus and C record Cobalto brakes and Campy Vento wheels..red with chrome legs and chrome front lugs ....asking $600. Should I? Always wanted in this club and now is my chance but need to be resonable as well.

jimmuller 02-07-19 06:37 PM


Originally Posted by teisco (Post 20784260)
Have chance to buy a used but very nice 80's Tommasini Super Prestige SLX, no Campy record but instead sports Chorus and C record Cobalto brakes and Campy Vento wheels..red with chrome legs and chrome front lugs ....asking $600. Should I? Always wanted in this club and now is my chance but need to be resonable as well.

I'd end up spending more than that to build a good bike. You aren't likely to find a good one for less, I'd think. The question is, is it in good shape and does it fit? I guess that's two questions, isn't it? Oops, now it's three.

shoota 02-07-19 10:18 PM


Originally Posted by teisco (Post 20784260)
Have chance to buy a used but very nice 80's Tommasini Super Prestige SLX, no Campy record but instead sports Chorus and C record Cobalto brakes and Campy Vento wheels..red with chrome legs and chrome front lugs ....asking $600. Should I? Always wanted in this club and now is my chance but need to be resonable as well.

Man if it's in good shape I'd say that's more than reasonable.

Dean51 02-08-19 09:55 AM

From your text description, I'd be VERY interested at that price. Pics please if you proceed with purchase!!

Dean

teisco 02-08-19 10:52 AM


Originally Posted by Dean51 (Post 20785013)
From your text description, I'd be VERY interested at that price. Pics please if you proceed with purchase!!

Dean

Bought it....pics to follow....

Dean51 02-08-19 10:57 AM


Originally Posted by teisco (Post 20785129)
Bought it....pics to follow....

Welcome to the Lounge!!!

Dean

shoota 02-08-19 11:12 AM


Originally Posted by teisco (Post 20785129)
Bought it....pics to follow....

Sweet!! Can't wait to see it. Is it your size?

teisco 02-08-19 11:14 AM


Originally Posted by shoota (Post 20785163)
Sweet!! Can't wait to see it. Is it your size?

I think so,,,I am tall but take a low standover around 31,, 32 and this one is 31.5. I have not actually seen this bike in person yet and only had several lower rez photos to go by. Hope to pick it up today but weather says "maybe not".

Yeah, only guy to buy a bike when freezing rain and snow and now minus zero temps are normal .

teisco 02-08-19 11:17 AM


Originally Posted by Dean51 (Post 20785144)
Welcome to the Lounge!!!

Dean

:)

shoota 02-08-19 11:32 AM


Originally Posted by teisco (Post 20785167)
I think so,,,I am tall but take a low standover around 31,, 32 and this one is 31.5. I have not actually seen this bike in person yet and only had several lower rez photos to go by. Hope to pick it up today but weather says "maybe not".

Yeah, only guy to buy a bike when freezing rain and snow and now minus zero temps are normal .

That's one thing I don't get about old bikes. Why do they have such tall seat tubes compared to the top tube?? So annoying.

jimmuller 02-08-19 02:09 PM


Originally Posted by shoota (Post 20785217)
That's one thing I don't get about old bikes. Why do they have such tall seat tubes compared to the top tube?? So annoying.

It makes the TT parallel to the ground. That looks right. It also provided a frame of reference for the ST and HT angles.

A different question might be why do modern manufacturers us sloping TT's? The TT and ST are marginally shorter that way but the seat post length has to make up for the lost ST length, and the upper section of the ST has to be strong enough to hold the extra leverage of the longer seat post. Shaping a frame from formable CF allows builders to play games with thickness and shape of all the tubes, and in fact the identity of the tubes is blurred in modern frames. It ultimately comes down to a few ounces (or grams) saved here and there plus the ability to tailor the frame's deformation over bumps.

They still look geeky, no, make that odd, to those of use used to the style element of a horizontal TT.

Giacomo 1 02-08-19 04:29 PM


Originally Posted by teisco (Post 20785167)
Yeah, only guy to buy a bike when freezing rain and snow and now minus zero temps are normal .

Obviously, its the best time to buy. Look at the crazy good deal you got!:thumb:

Checked out e bay, and I don't see a Prestige going for less than $1400. Nice...

rccardr 02-08-19 06:46 PM

There's a 57 cm Prestige on eBay right now for $900 plus shipping, looks to me like SR.
Item #401597123771

gomango 02-09-19 06:46 AM


Originally Posted by rccardr (Post 20785842)
There's a 57 cm Prestige on eBay right now for $900 plus shipping, looks to me like SR.
Item #401597123771

Could be a nice project for someone.

FWIW Forum member Chrome Molly built my Sintesi from parts on hand.

Loads of inexpensive fun.

Rides beautifully.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1857/...3fd6069c_b.jpgSintesi= by gomango1849, on Flickr

teisco 02-09-19 09:53 AM


Originally Posted by Dean51 (Post 20785013)
From your text description, I'd be VERY interested at that price. Pics please if you proceed with purchase!!

Dean

Hi Dean,,,here are a few quickly done pics of my new Tommasini Super Prestige SLX bought in snow bound Iowa :)

https://photos.smugmug.com/Bike/i-JZ...a3/L/b1e-L.jpg


https://photos.smugmug.com/Bike/i-QF...02/L/b1f-L.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/Bike/i-7R...f8/L/b1g-L.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/Bike/i-Z6...04/L/b1d-L.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/Bike/i-LS...d4/L/b1c-L.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/Bike/i-h9...c8/L/b1b-L.jpg

Dean51 02-09-19 10:08 AM

@teisco ......I think you did VERY well for $600! I trust you'll be anxious to get it on the road when the weather clears. If it is any consolation, I'm looking out the window at ~15" of snow and it still coming down. My exercise today will be on the dumb end of a snow shovel. Ugh.

Dean

malcala622 02-09-19 10:14 AM

@teisco wow heck of deal for a Tommasini with top notch parts. A few adjustments and she'll fly

teisco 02-09-19 10:41 AM

Thanks,,,always wanted the big "T" but they were too far away or too expensive...now I find one in my size 15 miles from me :) After looking this bike over I can see why you guys love them.

shoota 02-09-19 02:26 PM


Originally Posted by teisco (Post 20786533)
Thanks,,,always wanted the big "T" but they were too far away or too expensive...now I find one in my size 15 miles from me :) After looking this bike over I can see why you guys love them.

Gah, so jealous. If I could pick one that'd be it. You did really well. Where at in Iowa did you find it exactly?

shoota 02-09-19 02:28 PM


Originally Posted by jimmuller (Post 20785495)
It makes the TT parallel to the ground. That looks right. It also provided a frame of reference for the ST and HT angles.

A different question might be why do modern manufacturers us sloping TT's? The TT and ST are marginally shorter that way but the seat post length has to make up for the lost ST length, and the upper section of the ST has to be strong enough to hold the extra leverage of the longer seat post. Shaping a frame from formable CF allows builders to play games with thickness and shape of all the tubes, and in fact the identity of the tubes is blurred in modern frames. It ultimately comes down to a few ounces (or grams) saved here and there plus the ability to tailor the frame's deformation over bumps.

They still look geeky, no, make that odd, to those of use used to the style element of a horizontal TT.

My SuperSix is 56x56 with a level top tube..

teisco 02-10-19 01:24 PM


Originally Posted by shoota (Post 20786824)
Gah, so jealous. If I could pick one that'd be it. You did really well. Where at in Iowa did you find it exactly?

Waterloo Iowa,,,was on Facebook under garage sales. Funny cause I look in the Bike section every day and just saw this ad by accidentally opening the garage sales section.

I have a question for you "T" guys; this bike has updated parts so would I be better off collector wise to try to find original handlebars and steam and wheels or is it good as is? One thing I want is some pedals (anyone have any?) And a bike trainer for this winter to practice shifting and such.


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