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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 4:43 pm 
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This is a project I've been working towards for a few years. It's not a period rero build. My intention was always to have a steel Italian frame with all silver alloys parts and traditional looking wheels.

Over the years I bought parts as I saw them. The wheels were built by myself a couple of years ago and the modern transfers removed. I tied and soldered the spokes for a good look as well.

I finally found the frame a month ago and it filled the criteria I was looking for.

Any ideas of age? I'm guessing early 1990's and waiting to hear from Tommasini. It's Columbus TSX tubing.

I would like the Tommasini pantographed shifters that are on Ebay but I've spent enough for now.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:05 am 
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very very nice, my kinda bike mate :D


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:40 am 
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Thanks for sharing this fine bike :) Looks like years of collecting, preparing and patience came to a good end. Or is it just a beginning and do you plan to enjoy it on the roads?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:16 pm 
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It will be ridden. It is for the easy days to the cafe for a social chat and ride.

I've just updated the picture to show the new Veloflex skin wall tyres that are now on it.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:58 pm 
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That is beautiful.

I used to drool over the Tommasini frames in my favourite bike shop but never got the money or the nerve to buy such a bold frame.

Enjoy it muchly.

Mark.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:59 pm 
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beautiful....get the shifters, you'll just regret it when you can't find them again!


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:27 am 
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That's a beauty.

The Schwalbe stand at the Smithfield Nocturne had a Tommasini Super Prestige with C-Record. I wish I'd taken a camera. Seeing that and yours has inspired me to seek out some C-Record stuff and proper retro mine.

This is all down to personal opinion of course, but I think those panto'd shifters are a bit fussy. The set you've got go very nicely with the colourful frame imo.

While we're on the Tommasini subject, take a look at this:

http://bulgier.net/pics/bike/Catalogs/tommasini/3.jpg


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:09 pm 
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Congrats. Thats a really nice looking bike

The paint job and detailing look stunning in a classy kind of way. A match for Colnago, but more exclusive.

Enjoy those warm summer rides with a big smile on your face.


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