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Old 11-28-12, 02:19 PM
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Hey guys, I could use a hand at some point. I need a 115MM BB spindle in Campy taper, I have a 110 in great shape to trade...
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Oh, man.
My Tommasini was stolen in 2001 during an overseas relocation (fully insured, thankfully), and I will always long to have another one day. For me, it has been the best riding bicycle I have ever experienced.
Here is an old pic, and yes, I used to run 2-3cm smaller frame to get the right fit and saddle-bar drop. This bike fit me like a tailored suit.

'98-99 ish Tecno EL/OS with Record 10

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Even though I don't have a Tommasini, I give this thread two big thumbs up!
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A Tommasini has been my Holy Grail bike ever since I was 14 back in '85 and could only afford the Bicycle Guide magazines that featured road tests of them. Now I finally have one that I can post on this thread.

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Originally Posted by Bulldozer27
A Tommasini has been my Holy Grail bike ever since I was 14 back in '85 and could only afford the Bicycle Guide magazines that featured road tests of them. Now I finally have one that I can post on this thread.
That one looks worth the wait.
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Originally Posted by Bulldozer27
A Tommasini has been my Holy Grail bike ever since I was 14 back in '85 and could only afford the Bicycle Guide magazines that featured road tests of them. Now I finally have one that I can post on this thread.


Wild paint!

Love it.
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Holy crap, that's a nice bike! I love it with the Delta brakes.
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My newly acquired Tommasini Fire. I love these bikes. It's great being a part of this thread.
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Originally Posted by nickillus
My newly acquired Tommasini Fire. I love these bikes. It's great being a part of this thread.
Gorgeous!

Feel free to fill us in on the build when you get a moment.
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Originally Posted by gomango
Gorgeous!

Feel free to fill us in on the build when you get a moment.
Looks like chorus 11, ceramic coated open pros, 3t bar/stem, and a miche supertype post. Hubs may be record but I can't tell on my smartphone.
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Having bookmarked this thread some time ago I've just come to the realization that this is in the classic/vintage forum. Sorry. My brain turns to mush at the mention of Tommasini's. At any rate the build is:

Columbus Spirit 57cm frame
Chorus11
50/34 crank
12/27 cassette
Record hubs
Mavic Open Pros 32 spoke (not ceramic coated)
my old San Marco Regal saddle (someday a red one)
3T Rotundo bars
3T ARX stem
Miche seat post
Continental GP4000s 23mm tires
Look Keo classic
18.8 lbs complete
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Originally Posted by nickillus
Having bookmarked this thread some time ago I've just come to the realization that this is in the classic/vintage forum. Sorry. My brain turns to mush at the mention of Tommasini's. At any rate the build is:

Columbus Spirit 57cm frame
Chorus11
50/34 crank
12/27 cassette
Record hubs
Mavic Open Pros 32 spoke (not ceramic coated)
my old San Marco Regal saddle (someday a red one)
3T Rotundo bars
3T ARX stem
Miche seat post
Continental GP4000s 23mm tires
Look Keo classic
18.8 lbs complete
Nice build, probably close to what I would do if $$$ permitted.

Are you loving the Columbus Spirit ride?

I have a Spirit framed bicycle and she's a real knockout.

Btw Don't worry about posting that beauty here.

Can't imagine anyone will say a negative word about the posts in this thread.

Also, did you order this directly from Tommasini?
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Thanks for the compliments.

Are you loving the Columbus Spirit ride?
Absolutely. Coming from a 531 tubed vintage Trek (my primary ride for the last 4 years) the Tommy is stiffer, lighter and a better fit for me. I haven't had it out in the wild yet but I think she'll be great in the hills. I'm not a racer but if I was twenty years younger this would be a helluva sprinters bike.

Also, did you order this directly from Tommasini?
No, a distributor

what about the main tube shape?
Bell shaped top tube (roughly 31mm diameter), down tube (roughly 37mmX40mm), and chain stays. Difficult to capture the shape on camera.
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Yes. The down tube, top tube, and chain stays are all bell shaped. I assume you are in Italy? If so, Buon Natale e felice Anno Nuovo!
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Originally Posted by canyoneagle
Oh, man.
My Tommasini was stolen in 2001 during an overseas relocation (fully insured, thankfully), and I will always long to have another one day. For me, it has been the best riding bicycle I have ever experienced.
Here is an old pic, and yes, I used to run 2-3cm smaller frame to get the right fit and saddle-bar drop. This bike fit me like a tailored suit.

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'98-99 ish Tecno EL/OS with Record 10

--love it and the Cinelli Grammo stem - a flat peice of ti shaped and welded
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Originally Posted by nickillus
Thanks for the compliments.Are you loving the Columbus Spirit ride?Absolutely. Coming from a 531 tubed vintage Trek (my primary ride for the last 4 years) the Tommy is stiffer, lighter and a better fit for me. I haven't had it out in the wild yet but I think she'll be great in the hills. I'm not a racer but if I was twenty years younger this would be a helluva sprinters bike.Also, did you order this directly from Tommasini?No, a distributorwhat about the main tube shape?Bell shaped top tube (roughly 31mm diameter), down tube (roughly 37mmX40mm), and chain stays. Difficult to capture the shape on camera.
That is fantastic. I love the downtube cable routing.
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Our living room doesn't have enough light in the evenings for a proper cellphone picture, but I got a new saddle and can't contain myself.

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Originally Posted by thirdgenbird
Our living room doesn't have enough light in the evenings for a proper cellphone picture, but I got a new saddle and can't contain myself.

Lovely.

Saw a fabulous pearl white ELOS Tecno at the shop today.

He lives a quarter of a mile from us in St.Paul.

Unbelievable.

Need anything at the swap?
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Originally Posted by thirdgenbird
Our living room doesn't have enough light in the evenings for a proper cellphone picture, but I got a new saddle and can't contain myself.


MMMMMMMM......
That's tasty.
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Originally Posted by gomango
Lovely.

Saw a fabulous pearl white ELOS Tecno at the shop today.

He lives a quarter of a mile from us in St.Paul.

Unbelievable.

Need anything at the swap?
Thanks! It's crazy how these bikes come out of the woodwork despite their low production numbers.

Ive been thinking about the swap meet. Other than spokes for the bike above I am pretty set. I the near future I expect a large portion of my hobby funds will go to jerseys. I am looking for simple gray/black/white stuff or vintage inspired schemes that really only have one color. (Think Campagnolo, ralfa, and vintage velo)
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Originally Posted by thirdgenbird
Thanks! It's crazy how these bikes come out of the woodwork despite their low production numbers.

Ive been thinking about the swap meet. Other than spokes for the bike above I am pretty set. I the near future I expect a large portion of my hobby funds will go to jerseys. I am looking for simple gray/black/white stuff or vintage inspired schemes that really only have one color. (Think Campagnolo, ralfa, and vintage velo)
What size should I look for just in case?

I assume I could always text you from the swap.
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Originally Posted by gomango
What size should I look for just in case?

I assume I could always text you from the swap.
An American large seems to be the best. I can use an American medium but it is a fairly snug "pro fit". I wish I could split the difference.

i ave one Italian (campy long sleeve) that is an xxl. It is a little loose, but gives me sleeve lenght and the ability to layer. I don't own a short sleeve Italian jersey.

a text would be great.
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This was originally posted in the Vintage Thread until I realised there was this one...


Hi All, i've managed to pick up my dream bike - a Tommasini Super Prestige !. The components are a mix of Athena ( ?year) and I'm wanting to build her up with higher spec period correct Campy components. I'm trying to source some Tommasini panto stems/ seat posts etc.
Anyone know what year this frame would have been (late 80's)? I'm not sure if it would have originally had down tube shifters ( it now has handle bar shifters).
Any advice would be appreciated.

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Any advice would be appreciated.

Cheers[/QUOTE]

Gorgeous Super Prestige.

There are a few of us that have these on the forum, including myself.

Here is a contact address to find out more about your beautiful bicycle.

https://www.tommasini.it/eng/contatti.php

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That is a beauty.

If I were you, I wouldn't bother changing the components for anything but 11spd Athena. The difference between 8spd Athena and record isn't real big and the difference with chorus is even smaller. If you wan to keep it period, I vote leave it as is. No shame in Athena.
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