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My New Tommasini

Old 02-03-13, 10:08 PM
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My New Tommasini

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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Old 02-04-13, 04:43 PM
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thats a nice ride
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Old 02-04-13, 04:51 PM
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Nothing wrong with the components on it. Clean it, lube it and ride it.
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Old 02-04-13, 06:32 PM
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That's a beautiful bike, and the components are a perfect match.
Tip: instead of "handle bar shifters" the Campagnolo-centric term is "Ergo shifters" and the generic term is "brifters" (Brake/shift levers)
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Again I will say beautiful bike. I will also reinforce cleaning her up and riding it as is. Upgrading to period chorus or record will be an expense with no tangible benefit. Athena is nice stuff.
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Lovely bike. I'm constantly looking for a good used Tommasini having sold a 'too small' Tecno a few years ago.

Watch the paintwork when you clean it. If it's like mine was, the whole frame is chromed and then the tubing painted, so the paint can quite easily come away around the lugs.
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Originally Posted by Monkey Face View Post
Lovely bike. I'm constantly looking for a good used Tommasini having sold a 'too small' Tecno a few years ago.

Watch the paintwork when you clean it. If it's like mine was, the whole frame is chromed and then the tubing painted, so the paint can quite easily come away around the lugs.
Definitely true about the paint. The paint on my Sintesi is beautiful, but hardly what I would call durable. I've got some mild peeling in spots of the top tube and drive side chainstay that bug me.

The one on the chainstay looks like spider rust and it may take some refinish efforts.

The top tube problem is right near the cable guide.

Bugs me!!!!
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Very nice. That looks really sweet.
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Originally Posted by gomango View Post
Definitely true about the paint. The paint on my Sintesi is beautiful, but hardly what I would call durable. I've got some mild peeling in spots of the top tube and drive side chainstay that bug me.

The one on the chainstay looks like spider rust and it may take some refinish efforts.

The top tube problem is right near the cable guide.

Bugs me!!!!

Is it worth putting a clear coat on to protect the paint ?
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Originally Posted by colnagoracer View Post
Is it worth putting a clear coat on to protect the paint ?
I would. That solar eclipse graphic on the top tube is stunning.
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