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Tomassini Super Prestige with Reynolds 531

Old 04-10-12, 02:13 PM
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Tomassini Super Prestige with Reynolds 531

Has anyone seen a Sini super prestige with 531 tubing? I was under the impression they were all Columbus.... then I found one with 531. Any thoughts? Think the frameset is worth 300 (has only cosmetic scratches)? I can post pics.
Tanks.

edit: Reynolds 501 - will post pics of frame decal.
Any information on legitimacy is appreciated
Scratch on headtube is the worst of it - from running into a telephone pole cable support at night

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A Super Prestige with minor cosmetic issues? IMHO $300 would be a very good price! Not sure about the 531 thing. I certainly have never seen one. Maybe the things worth $5000 because it's (hold your breath) RARE!!!!

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interesting - would love to see some pictures.
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+1 - please post some pictures, then post them again in our "Tommasini Lounge".

I've never heard of Tommasini using Reynolds tubing either, but what do I know? For $300... step away from the computer, don't walk, RUN down there and buy it, if it's not gone!
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Original paint?
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Are you judging from a decal, or fork/frame markings?
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Originally Posted by Andycapp View Post
+1 - please post some pictures, then post them again in our "Tommasini Lounge".

I've never heard of Tommasini using Reynolds tubing either, but what do I know? For $300... step away from the computer, don't walk, RUN down there and buy it, if it's not gone!
+1

A Tommasini is a special bicycle to me, so I would really go after one of these if all is correct.

OFG called to chat the other day, and he reports nothing but solid enthusiasm about his new Tommasini as well.

Wonderful chatting with him about the bike, of course.

When an admired bike guy like him gives the thumbs up, it's a solid endorsement.

I will admit though, I haven't seen one in 531.

I need to see frame details, not decals please.
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Edit: Reynolds 501 (even weirder ik)
-pics coming when I get home.
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Originally Posted by gomango View Post
OFG called to chat the other day, and he reports nothing but solid enthusiasm about his new Tommasini as well.
What model and vintage Tommasini might that be?
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Old 04-11-12, 03:45 PM
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I have never hear or seen a 501-531 Tommasini. I echo those sendiments about OFG enthusiasm about his beautiful bike.

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Is this OFG's Tomassini? If it is, that guy knows what he's doing:
https://forums.roadbikereview.com/3820193-post52.html

treetrunks, I doubt you have a Tomassini. Promised pictures would sure help.
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Originally Posted by roadrunner2012 View Post
Is this OFG's Tomassini? If it is, that guy knows what he's doing:
https://forums.roadbikereview.com/3820193-post52.html
It is.

OFG has forgotten more about fine vintage bikes than most of the "experts" here will ever know. The forum is poorer for his absence.
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Originally Posted by bigbossman View Post
It is.

OFG has forgotten more about fine vintage bikes than most of the "experts" here will ever know. The forum is poorer for his absence.
This is correct.
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Why did he leave?

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Sorry, had some trouble with pictures.
'91 super prestige
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Originally Posted by roadrunner2012 View Post
Are you judging from a decal, or fork/frame markings?
A decal on the frame and one on the fork as well. Think they're bs?
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sure looks like the frame is the real thing, but the decals look suspect: can't tell if the main decal is a re-pop or what. Wonder why anybody would put 501 re-pops on a frame that was likely built from a (better) Columbus tubeset, maybe they had a soft spot for mid-range Peugeots but had to settle on an Italian stallion.
One obvious clue: look up the fork steerer with a flashlight: any rifling at the base?
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When you pulled the fork, did it have markings on it? Columbus has a dove, and is usually rifled. A Super Prestige 'should' be SLX, you should be able to see/feel rifling in the seat tube at the bottom bracket.

If you send Tommasini the serial number and pictures, they can tell you for sure.
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Re-pop decals or not, the big question is... Did you buy it? I think i'd eat Ramen noodles for a couple weeks if i found that for $300!
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Thanks for the advice, I will check that when I get back home Monday. Will post pics in the Sini lounge too. New prospective build is a bit of a bride of Frankenstein (still a student and spend all my money on the frameset - so using up my "box o parts"). Mostly '91 vintage though. Cinelli stem/bars. S Record headset. NOS S Record 135 bcd cranks. S record FD. New Nitto seat post. Dura-ace pedals, Dura ace RD and downtube shifters. Dura-ace 8 sp uniglide hubs to Campy Omega rims. New Chorus BB and brakes. Brooks saddle. Can't wait to get on top.
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Originally Posted by Andycapp View Post
Re-pop decals or not, the big question is... Did you buy it? I think i'd eat Ramen noodles for a couple weeks if i found that for $300!
Won some money on a Dean's day award, and handed it over to my buddy for the frame.
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Originally Posted by bigbossman View Post
It is.

OFG has forgotten more about fine vintage bikes than most of the "experts" here will ever know. The forum is poorer for his absence.
Agreed.

Nice looking Tommasini... assuming it is one. I would be surprised myself if they had used Reynolds.
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Originally Posted by Pars View Post
Agreed.

Nice looking Tommasini... assuming it is one. I would be surprised myself if they had used Reynolds.
I would assume that it is by the fork alone but even if it wasn't the chrome fork, chrome lugs, chrome chain and seat stays make it worth $300 (to me).
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