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Er...that Tommasini thing again......

Old 06-03-13, 03:08 AM
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Er...that Tommasini thing again......

Wow, do things get in the way. Since my last posting in 2010 about my Tommasini, my wonderful wife has been SERIOUSLY sick, however things are on the mend...so back to the bike.

I've conserved as much as I can on the bike and as you can see its lovely, if a bit abused (last owner - not me). Three problems for me though for which I need your help.

1 - Rear mech is a sodding pain. As I power-on the pedal, the cage really seems to flick about along the axis of the bike. I think the whole mech is worn and a not square to the chain axis. I am an engineer, but I'm not an expert in mechs.......

2 - Are hub cups a bind to replace? - the front hub feels awful even with new balls.

3 - I'm in two minds about selling it. All hills where I live and my knees are feeling the pinch. If another mech works, It may be a case of that bloody formula about how many bikes do you need? (you know, the "n+1" thing)

Thanks for your help in the past too. (Sold my 1999 Veloce Bianchi last year through necessity (use of, and space) I miss it.

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Old 06-03-13, 04:14 AM
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'glad to hear your wife is doing better. Take your bike to a mechanic who has a campagnolo tattoo and ask for help. Engineers are too smart for bicycles.

If campag hubs are noisy, they were assembled wrong or were left improperly adjusted.

I really love your bike and hope everything works out.
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Old 06-03-13, 05:37 AM
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Nice bike but it may be too small for you if you need that much seatpost showing to get a comfortable fit.
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If that's a Campagnolo freehub there's a very good chance that it is the cogs that are doing the wandering, as opposed to the rear derailleur cage. They can develop symptoms that act like a case of loose cones, allowing the casstte/freewheel mechanism to wander and resulting in ghost shifting and noisy chains.
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Old 06-03-13, 09:10 AM
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If that's a Campagnolo freehub there's a very good chance that it is the cogs that are doing the wandering, as opposed to the rear derailleur cage. They can develop symptoms that act like a case of loose cones, allowing the casstte/freewheel mechanism to wander and resulting in ghost shifting and noisy chains.
Good call. This is exactly what happened to my Campag freehub, and I didn't realise till after I'd replaced the rear mech!
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That Tommasini looks nice - I like it. One day I hope to have the experience of owning one. If frame size is 53, 54, or 55 let me know if you are thinking of selling it (new to this board today but believe I am able to receive messages from others)
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Originally Posted by TomType1 View Post
That Tommasini looks nice - I like it. One day I hope to have the experience of owning one. If frame size is 53, 54, or 55 let me know if you are thinking of selling it (new to this board today but believe I am able to receive messages from others)
Best,
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Looks like TomType1 beat me to the punch, but I'd gladly take a spot in line for a chance to own that if you decide to part with it. Beautiful bike, and glad to hear that circumstances have turned in your favor.
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Nice looking bike but I agree it looks small. What kind of seatpost is that? If that is a standard Campagnolo post the bike is downright dangerous to ride.

I think if you have the tools and bit of know how replacing CampI bearing race/cups is somewhat easy however finding a replacement for anything other than the classic Nuovo/Super Record hubs may be impossible.


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Thanks to everyone for the help and compliments. To follow up.....

I tried the cassette security - all okay I think, unable to move anything laterally, but I may strip and re-assemble it.

Seat-pin is a long one, I'm a 33" inside leg. The original pin was broken and seized in the tube - LOTS of care to take it out. Frame is a 54cm C to C

Given my domestic hassle (see original post) I'll probably sell it as is (I'm in the UK though)

Thanks for the messages too, but replies aren't enabled until 50 posts are achieved!
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To quote Boris Karloff....."it lives!!!" The upper jockey wheel was too close to the cassette - simple adjustment (always worth checking all your other suggestions though). Thanks to Wino Ryder for the help. What a great website eh?
.........It is small after commuting on my Giant Seek1 though :-)
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Glad I could help Chris. Thats a beautiful Tommasini you got there.

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Originally Posted by Wino Ryder View Post
Glad I could help Chris. Thats a beautiful Tommasini you got there.

Cheers
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Should be a quick sell should you decide to move it.

Folks might be surprised by the ride on these.

Strong performers for folks that like to push themselves a bit.

These bicycles are up for a fight.
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