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Old 11-09-22, 08:56 AM
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Thanks, this makes sense. To be honest for a moment I felt spooked! The only other logical explanation would be if you were also watching the same ad and had the seller sent you the same pics privately, lol!!!

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- Crankset: bike came with a Deore with 48 teeth ring. Decided against a 600 as it had the Biopace oval rings and I was told they could stress your knees. So I opted for a Campagnolo Athena which I found in great condition. I know it breaks the Shimano pattern but that's what p[eople were often doing at the time, mixing different parts as long as they worked and they looked nice.
A lot of Shimano 600 tri-color cranksets came with round rings. They offered both options from the factory:
https://si.shimano.com/en/pdfs/ev/FC...0-SG-1150A.pdf
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Old 11-09-22, 10:03 AM
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Originally Posted by icemilkcoffee
A lot of Shimano 600 tri-color cranksets came with round rings. They offered both options from the factory:
https://si.shimano.com/en/pdfs/ev/FC...0-SG-1150A.pdf
Thanks, I also noticed that later on in the process after browsing a few used ones on ebay. The Athena however looks great and works equally well, so I went for that as I am mainly a Campagnolo guy on classic bikes.
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Originally Posted by Tiger1
Next to my Pinarello 1970 Acciaio
Well we need to see/hear more about that one!
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Old 11-10-22, 04:34 AM
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Well we need to see/hear more about that one!
It's a Pinarello Acciaio from late 60ies - 1970 according to the Columbus decal. Everything on it is Campagnolo Nuovo Record. It is a truly loveable bike and performs really well. A few pics:

L'Eroica 2022


L'Eroica 2022


L'Eroica 2021:


L'Eroica 2022



An earlier pic with the bars more upright

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Originally Posted by Tiger1

L'Eroica 2022
Dang, that's a proper gravel road. That couldn't have been comfortable on those skinny tires.
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Originally Posted by Tiger1
It's a Pinarello Acciaio from late 60ies - 1970 according to the Columbus decal.
Replying here: Show us your Pinarello
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Dang, that's a proper gravel road. That couldn't have been comfortable on those skinny tires.
It's one of the classic strade bianche, the white roads around Tuscany. They are generally flat but have harder more cobbled sections and occasionally some tougher downhill bits. Approximately 30% of all L'Eroica routes are white roads. I am OK handling them as I am primarily a mountain biker, but they can be tough and intimidating to go fast. Great fun though, and part of the Eroica tradition.
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Bike now complete

Bike setup now complete. Final changes made:

- Wheels swapped to tubs, Mavic GP4 with Campagnolo Record hubs and Vittoria Rallye 23 tubs.
- Levers swapped to NOS 600 tricolor with white hoods (sourced separately)
- Pedals swapped to period-correct Campagnolo Record.

Now looking forward to dry weather to take her out!



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...and Santa Claus brought some little goodies this Christmas!


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...and Santa Claus brought some little goodies this Christmas!


Ooh! Nice... Is that from their official online shop?
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Caliwild yes I think so.

I've already got an older Tommasini wool jersey and a yellow and blue cap, but having seen Tiger1 's bounty above I just went and checked out their site, and all that stuff and more is there. I just bought another cap, 2 water bottles and some Tommasini socks.

I wish they did gloves as I need a new set anyway, and that would have been a nice addition to the Tommasini kit..

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Originally Posted by Caliwild
Ooh! Nice... Is that from their official online shop?
Yep! Go to the "buy" section at Tommasini.it.
I also got my pantographed Cinelli stem from them!
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Originally Posted by botty kayer
Caliwild yes I think so.

I've already got an older Tommasini wool jersey and a yellow and blue cap, but having seen Tiger1 's bounty above I just went and checked out their site, and all that stuff and more is there. I just bought another cap, 2 water bottles and some Tommasini socks.

I wish they did gloves as I need a new set anyway, and that would have been a nice addition to the Tommasini kit..
I started with the wool jersey myself and ended up adding the full bounty, lol!
The white T-shirt is also worth it, nice design and good quality.
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I started with the wool jersey myself and ended up adding the full bounty, lol!
The white T-shirt is also worth it, nice design and good quality.
I have one of those wool jerseys, it was a bit large when I bought it but I seem to have grown into it!

I have another wool Thommasini jersey, but it’s from an Italian eBay seller who turns out a lot of different Jerseys that look original but are “inspired by” rather than being the real thing. Having said that, it fits, washes well and is a nice top.
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I have one of those wool jerseys, it was a bit large when I bought it but I seem to have grown into it!

I have another wool Thommasini jersey, but it’s from an Italian eBay seller who turns out a lot of different Jerseys that look original but are “inspired by” rather than being the real thing. Having said that, it fits, washes well and is a nice top.
I would post a photo but I need to get to 10 posts first.
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I would post a photo but I need to get to 10 posts first.
Up to 10 posts, so to celebrate here is my Diamante in the red version of the Magniflex colour scheme

Components are an mis of. Horus and Athena in graphite finish.

Bar and stem are Cinelli, the stem a Cinelli 101.

Wheels are the vintage cobble classic: Ambrosio Nemesis 36 spoke rims on Chorus hubs .


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Nice. About the only thing I'd change, aside from pedals for compatibility, is to a TIG stem. I've broken enough Cinellis (1R and two XAs) and my 3T Status wiggled like overcooked spaghetti. For that reason I have a bunch of old Salsas and a Tioga Prestige on my current bikes. Their stiffness and toughness inspires confidence in a way that aluminum stems over the years have not.

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Replaced the tan GP5000's with some Vittoria Corsa's in 28'c on my Super Prestige, all set for summer....if it ever shows up.
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Not sure if this is the correct place for this but Tommasini has been purchased by the Bike Holdings group. It is no longer small family owned company.

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Almost completed, my as confirmed by Irio, 1974 Tommasini built for the team sponsored by the Ballini cycles shop in Livorno.

The frame is stencilled rather than using a transfer.

Inspired by the marks on the top tube showing that only two cable clips were used, I went for a weight-weenie build.






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Nice.

You can make the bike even lighter, and maybe even improve brake function, if you shorten that brake cable a few inches and curve it gently down to the brake arm.
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Yes, it could be a little shorter, I will probably need to change the cable outlers in any case, I love the colour but the diameter is a fraction too large.
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L'eroica 2023

Hi everyone. A few pics from L'Eroica 2023 in Tuscany on my Tommasini Prestige. Completed the 135k course on Saturday 30 Sept, was much harder than the pics can show!


Comradery!

Rolling along

Charging on an uphill
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