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02-05-21, 04:14 PM
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Posted By Saguaro

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Iíve got Compass Stampede Pass Extralights on my...
08-26-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 478
Posted By Saguaro

Yes, this hub is designed to have minimal dish,...

Yes, this hub is designed to have minimal dish, producing a stronger wheel, hence the exposed axle on the non-drive side.

The shell width is 52.5 mm. This one is 40 hole. I believe the freewheel...
08-26-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 478
Posted By Saguaro

+1 Here is a photo of my 2012 Phil Wood...

+1

Here is a photo of my 2012 Phil Wood Touring Hub with a Suntour 7 speed freewheel loosely threaded on. You can see how substantial the axle is. Probably overkill for the OPís application, and...
08-23-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 2,465
Views: 825,271
Posted By Saguaro

That is a beautiful bike.

That is a beautiful bike.
07-13-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 35,280
Posted By Saguaro

polymorphself The front light is a Gemini Lights...

polymorphself The front light is a Gemini Lights Duo 1500 Lumens. The two-cell rechargeable battery is located in one of the rider side pockets in the front bag with the cord hidden from view under...
06-28-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,930
Posted By Saguaro

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1991 Tommasini Competitzione with Quattro Colori...
06-07-20, 10:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 938
Posted By Saguaro

Thanks for the compliment! The Dyads were...

Thanks for the compliment!

The Dyads were not my first choice. My first choice were Mavic A719ís in silver. I wanted a box shaped, silver, 40 h rim with eyelets, but they were only available in...
06-07-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 938
Posted By Saguaro

Looks like a step up from the 1982/83 Nishiki...

Looks like a step up from the 1982/83 Nishiki Cresta I have. The mid-fork braze-ons and extra braze-ons on the fork ends would be welcome additions on my bike.

FWIW, I used Velocity Dyad rims...
05-21-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,550
Posted By Saguaro

That is a Gilles Berthoud Decaleur H-91. Here is...

That is a Gilles Berthoud Decaleur H-91. Here is a view of the decaleur and the Crane Suzue brass bell from the other side.
...
05-20-20, 10:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,550
Posted By Saguaro

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A Crane Suzue brass bell is a beautiful and...
05-20-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 35,280
Posted By Saguaro

Just to be clear, itís East Sonoran Desert Drive...

Just to be clear, itís East Sonoran Desert Drive that changes to East Dove Valley Road as you go west. Itís a great way to get to Anthem from downtown via 12th Street / Cave Creek Road if youíre up...
05-19-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 35,280
Posted By Saguaro

Thank you for your kind words! Iím truly...

Thank you for your kind words! Iím truly fortunate to have been able to hang on to this bike after all these years and give it a new life.

The bridge photos were taken on Sonoran Desert Drive...
02-09-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,490
Posted By Saguaro

Iím a fan of modern lights on my vintage bikes....

Iím a fan of modern lights on my vintage bikes. The Gemini Duo is a very bright LED headlight with three brightness settings and an external 2-cell battery pack in the front bag.

Eventually, Iíd...
08-15-18, 07:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,144
Posted By Saguaro

ďThere are only three sports: bullfighting, motor...

ďThere are only three sports: bullfighting, motor racing, and mountaineering; all the rest are merely gamesĒ
-Earnest Hemingway
08-11-18, 09:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,314
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: 103
Views: 35,280
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: 103
Views: 35,280
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: 2,206
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: 1,716
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: 3,050
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: 3,050
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: 706
Views: 147,035
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: 970
Views: 220,850
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: 970
Views: 220,850
Posted By Saguaro

Thank you mrjav for the translation!

Thank you mrjav for the translation!
02-24-17, 05:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,767
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: 112
Views: 9,729
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: 112
Views: 9,729
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: 112
Views: 9,729
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: 2,657
Views: 433,951
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: 3,680
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: 6,930
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: 1,526
Posted By Saguaro

Great story! Looking forward to Part 2.

Great story! Looking forward to Part 2.
12-16-16, 03:54 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 31,799
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: 597
Views: 166,348
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: 2,206
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: 2,351
Views: 792,788
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: 22,169
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: 22,169
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: 6,801
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: 1,835
Posted By Saguaro

Wow, looks like a cool event!

Wow, looks like a cool event!
08-09-16, 01:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,191
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: 7,948
Views: 2,410,785
Posted By Saguaro

Wow, that's awesome!

Wow, that's awesome!
08-07-16, 02:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,937
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: 1,937
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: 854
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: 3,191
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: 103
Views: 35,280
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: 2,095
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: 777
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: 997
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:
...
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