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08-15-18, 07:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 761
Posted By Saguaro

“There are only three sports: bullfighting, motor...

“There are only three sports: bullfighting, motor racing, and mountaineering; all the rest are merely games”
-Earnest Hemingway
08-11-18, 09:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 820
Posted By Saguaro

I've been using Finish Line Dry and like it a...

I've been using Finish Line Dry and like it a lot. Sets up as a wax-like film, results in a quiet drivetrain with minimal mess.
02-11-18, 04:50 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 24,295
Posted By Saguaro

[If it's not one thing, it's another! :D[/QUOTE]...

[If it's not one thing, it's another! :D[/QUOTE]

Yep!

As discussed before, the early Crestas came with Dia Compe N-500 sidepull brakes that were OK, not nearly as nice as the Superbe brakes...
02-11-18, 12:45 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 24,295
Posted By Saguaro

Disregard post #73 above, this bike will never be...

Disregard post #73 above, this bike will never be "done"!

Some updates to the bike since the last post two years ago:
1. Added Acorn Boxy Rando bag with Gilles Berthoud Decaleur H-91.
2. ...
11-23-17, 12:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,720
Posted By Saguaro

Another picture perfect Phoenix Turkey Day Ride...

Another picture perfect Phoenix Turkey Day Ride today! 60 degrees at the start, 70 degrees at the finish. This year marks the 35th Anniversary ride. Photos look just like last year. Rode the '91...
10-29-17, 03:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,085
Posted By Saguaro

Great job on your Cresta restoration! I added...

Great job on your Cresta restoration! I added Compass Stampede Pass 32c Extralight tires to my Cresta last year, what a difference! Super plush ride. Thanks for sharing!
09-24-17, 07:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,146
Posted By Saguaro

According to this publication, the Tommasini...

According to this publication, the Tommasini Competizione SL was introduced in 1990. Again, not sure about the relationship to the Comp but they sure look similar.
...
09-23-17, 01:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,146
Posted By Saguaro

The Tommasini Comp in the linked Flickr folder...

The Tommasini Comp in the linked Flickr folder has the same details as my 1991 Tommasini Competizione. I suspect they are the same model with a slightly different name and very different paint...
04-17-17, 11:01 PM
Replies: 596
Views: 101,681
Posted By Saguaro

1991 Tommasini Competizione. I've posted this...

1991 Tommasini Competizione. I've posted this bike before but this recent photo came out so nice I thought I'd share it again. I took this shot on April 15th, 2017 during a 70 mile (113 km) ride in...
03-26-17, 09:55 PM
Replies: 907
Views: 166,548
Posted By Saguaro

Its been just over three years since I posted my...

Its been just over three years since I posted my newly re-built '91 Tommasini Competizione here in the Lounge (Page 12) and I thought I'd share some recent photos and ride impressions.

First...
02-26-17, 03:29 PM
Replies: 907
Views: 166,548
Posted By Saguaro

Thank you mrjav for the translation!

Thank you mrjav for the translation!
02-24-17, 05:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,973
Posted By Saguaro

Very nice! Thanks for sharing your beautiful...

Very nice! Thanks for sharing your beautiful Tommasini and the back story. I'm sure it rides as great as it looks!
01-29-17, 10:55 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,426
Posted By Saguaro

You need to finish that! :) !!! Such a beautiful...

You need to finish that! :) !!! Such a beautiful frameset. Going to make a great rider with the setup shown.
01-29-17, 10:43 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,426
Posted By Saguaro

My understanding is the Tommasini Prestige has...

My understanding is the Tommasini Prestige has Columbus SL tubesets and the Super Prestige has Columbus SLX tubesets. My Competizione is Columbus SL.
01-28-17, 06:25 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,426
Posted By Saguaro

Here's a photo of the bottom bracket of my 1991...

Here's a photo of the bottom bracket of my 1991 Tommasini Competizione:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/548/32537694066_a44341a64d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RzfbRh)

You can see the shell is...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-17, 11:16 AM
Replies: 2,158
Views: 301,775
Posted By Saguaro

North Phoenix Arizona: ...

North Phoenix Arizona:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7357/16448845296_a5bc656355_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/r4wCCY)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-17, 08:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,741
Posted By Saguaro

This is my '91 Tommasini Competizione in Quattro...

This is my '91 Tommasini Competizione in Quattro Colori with Campy 10 speed Veloce and Centaur components:
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/508/19585723924_73e0c32c71_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/vQHXnf)...
Replies: 31
Views: 5,851
Posted By Saguaro

I rode my first ever 200km brevet last weekend,...

I rode my first ever 200km brevet last weekend, the Saguaro Lake 200km Brevet out of Fountain Hills AZ. I logged 126.3 miles, moving time: 10:03, elapsed time: 11:39. Pretty pokey I know but a...
12-23-16, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,157
Posted By Saguaro

Great story! Looking forward to Part 2.

Great story! Looking forward to Part 2.
12-16-16, 03:54 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 18,172
Posted By Saguaro

My contribution: Suntour Superbe brakes,...

My contribution:
Suntour Superbe brakes, CB-4700 (long reach)
Suntour Superbe brake levers, CB-3200

I acquired this set from an eBay auction. They were listed as used but when I received them...
12-09-16, 10:09 PM
Replies: 592
Views: 129,284
Posted By Saguaro

What a nice bike! Love the blue color and...

What a nice bike! Love the blue color and everything else about it. Thanks for sharing.
11-24-16, 11:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,720
Posted By Saguaro

The 34th Phoenix Turkey Day Ride 2016 is in the...

The 34th Phoenix Turkey Day Ride 2016 is in the books! Perfect conditions, I rode my Tommasini this year. Saw a Dominics branded Tommasini on the ride, also a '91, that was a first for me. Happy...
11-01-16, 10:43 PM
Replies: 2,100
Views: 587,691
Posted By Saguaro

Hopefully you can make that work for you, Crestas...

Hopefully you can make that work for you, Crestas are fine bicycles and yours looks very clean! Your Cresta was made about the same time as mine, towards the end of 1982 and most likely sold as a...
09-30-16, 06:09 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 16,885
Posted By Saguaro

ASU is doing well! The Sun Devils are 4-0 going...

ASU is doing well! The Sun Devils are 4-0 going into the game against USC this weekend, but 10 point underdogs. You bet I'll be watching!

I use Flickr to share photos here, once you get the hang...
09-30-16, 03:59 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 16,885
Posted By Saguaro

Can't go wrong with the Tommasini! When I...

Can't go wrong with the Tommasini! When I changed out the stem and handlebar on my Tommasini I went with a Cinelli 1A stem and Cinelli Giro d'Italia handlebars. Just feels right. I saw your bike...
09-24-16, 12:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,492
Posted By Saguaro

This is what came stock on my 1982 Nishiki Cresta...

This is what came stock on my 1982 Nishiki Cresta (http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/840467-1982-nishiki-cresta.html):

https://c5.staticflickr.com/4/3672/19478985580_0fa61f0e23_b.jpg...
08-26-16, 08:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,494
Posted By Saguaro

Wow, looks like a cool event!

Wow, looks like a cool event!
08-09-16, 01:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,955
Posted By Saguaro

Amazing! Polished titanium, it looks immaculate....

Amazing! Polished titanium, it looks immaculate. Its my size too. Love it!
08-07-16, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7,318
Views: 1,912,054
Posted By Saguaro

Wow, that's awesome!

Wow, that's awesome!
08-07-16, 02:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,057
Posted By Saguaro

With the fixed solution I have it does require...

With the fixed solution I have it does require the tire to be deflated to remove the wheel. Not a big deal to me but it may be to others. I'd also be concerned about the fender rattling with the...
08-07-16, 12:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,057
Posted By Saguaro

Try something like this: ...

Try something like this:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8293/7817452800_27b93f3e4f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/cUNumY)

This is something I cooked up with a collection of parts. Use an extra long...
08-03-16, 06:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 691
Posted By Saguaro

Chesini Grand Tour Bicycle

These are pretty nice:
Chesini Grand Tour Custom Italian Touring Bicycles available through Loose Screws. Link to more information and photos here:...
07-26-16, 08:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,405
Posted By Saguaro

Very nice! I like the flat bars on that bike. ...

Very nice! I like the flat bars on that bike. Great color, and you ditched the pie plate. Looks like a comfortable ride, I'll bet your friend is happy with it. You did a great job on this, you...
07-12-16, 01:11 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 24,295
Posted By Saguaro

Your Cervino sounds amazing. That's a rare bird.

Your Cervino sounds amazing. That's a rare bird.
07-08-16, 02:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,808
Posted By Saguaro

I've owned only a few of the bike brands on your...

I've owned only a few of the bike brands on your list so I can only vouch for what I know. My 1982 Nishiki Cresta is a very comfortable and forgiving ride. Link to thread about this bike: ...
04-14-16, 10:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 636
Posted By Saguaro

I used Martexin Original Wax from Acorn Bags on...

I used Martexin Original Wax from Acorn Bags on my canvas Acorn bags. Martexin Original Wax ? Acorn Bags (http://www.acornbags.com/products/martexin-original-wax)

Good stuff. I'm guessing it...
04-14-16, 08:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 822
Posted By Saguaro

Yes, there's something special about that...

Yes, there's something special about that lustrous satin finish that really sets a bike apart. Back in the day, Suntour Superbe had it:
...
04-09-16, 04:01 PM
Replies: 13,738
Views: 1,203,167
Posted By Saguaro

Perfect riding conditions in aptly named Paradise...

Perfect riding conditions in aptly named Paradise Valley, Arizona today. Gotta love the freshly paved road surface. Rode 35 miles on my dialed-in Tommasini Competitzione. It doesn't get much...
03-11-16, 07:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,662
Posted By Saguaro

I had the same criteria when I was looking for...

I had the same criteria when I was looking for panniers for my Nishiki Cresta. I ended up going with the Ortlieb Front Roller Plus in Hazel. The material looks like canvas and really works with...
12-31-15, 12:00 PM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,105,738
Posted By Saguaro

ISO: Suzue Front Hub Lock Nut

I have a damaged lock nut (I think that's what its called) on a Suzue 3B Sealed Bearing front hub. See photos. If anyone has one of these they are willing to part with let me know. Thanks!
...
12-27-15, 03:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 21,878
Posted By Saguaro

Thanks for that information Metacortex! I hadn't...

Thanks for that information Metacortex! I hadn't noticed the head badge stamp. Its stamped 3132. The decal on the seat tube says Made in Taiwan.
12-27-15, 12:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 21,878
Posted By Saguaro

I just picked up a Ladies Schwinn World Tourist...

I just picked up a Ladies Schwinn World Tourist for my daughter to ride. Rear dropout is stamped G1182 (1982 model?) I found it at charity bike sale, someone had dropped it off as a donation. Looks...
12-26-15, 11:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 408
Posted By Saguaro

ISO: Suzue Front Hub Lock Nut

I have a damaged lock nut (I think that's what its called) on a Suzue 3B Sealed Bearing front hub. See photos. If anyone has one of these they are willing to part with let me know. Thanks!
...
12-12-15, 06:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,360
Posted By Saguaro

Gemini Duo headlight mounted to the front fender....

Gemini Duo headlight mounted to the front fender. I really like the machined aluminum housing, the satin anodized finish and the fact that its compact and low profile. 2X CREE LED XM-L lamps, 1400...
12-06-15, 09:21 PM
Replies: 13,738
Views: 1,203,167
Posted By Saguaro

Today I rode the Tommasini along the canal path...

Today I rode the Tommasini along the canal path on a picture perfect Arizona Winter day. The path has been recently extended and I was looking forward to exploring the new section. Ended up riding...
11-10-15, 11:34 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 29,819
Posted By Saguaro

Another Nishiki Cresta...

Another Nishiki Cresta (http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/840467-1982-nishiki-cresta.html), this one is a 1982/1983 model. I have since replaced the tires with Compass Stampede Pass...
09-27-15, 01:46 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 29,819
Posted By Saguaro

Beautiful Nishiki Cresta. Well done!

Beautiful Nishiki Cresta. Well done!
09-21-15, 08:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 541
Posted By Saguaro

Thanks Binky, but I think Bill has what I'm...

Thanks Binky, but I think Bill has what I'm looking for.
09-20-15, 08:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 541
Posted By Saguaro

PM sent.

PM sent.
09-19-15, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 541
Posted By Saguaro

WTB: Vintage Mixte

I'm looking for a vintage mixte for my daughter. Not sure what size. She's 5'-0" tall and still growing (12 years old). The bike should be in nice shape and aesthetically pleasing. Let me know if...
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