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thirdgenbird
12-31-2013, 03:26 PM
When I originally put my Tommasini together, I wanted the appropriate 'Tommasnini' cages. Due to availability, I settled for some ciussi inox cages.

With the help of Liv2RideHard, I now have the appropriate cages. He also included some Tommasini bar plugs.

Here is a picture comparison. I think it is a much better match:
http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk177/thirdgenbird/tommasini/4CBC295C-CAA9-40BD-B5E9-5E4C39EBFA55_zpsyoolqzrs.jpg
http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk177/thirdgenbird/tommasini/5CCC5F24-4667-455E-A353-5C4BA20FD5A0_zpssxuyzs2f.jpg

thirdgenbird
12-31-2013, 03:29 PM
Oh, and new tires will be here for spring.

oliver1850
12-31-2013, 04:17 PM
Looks good, I hope you got two. It sounds like the Tommasini is going to miss out on mid winter slush rides though.

thirdgenbird
12-31-2013, 04:22 PM
Looks good, I hope you got two. It sounds like the Tommasini is going to miss out on mid winter slush rides though.

I do have two. Pics were for comparison.

Any you we correct. No slush rides for this one. I have a bianchi more equipped for such things. Besides, I can't have the Tommasini dripping on our carpet when I get home :)

buldogge
12-31-2013, 04:43 PM
Oh...So, you ordered some Pro 4s from PBK as well Casey? :p

-Mark in St. Louis

Oh, and new tires will be here for spring.

thirdgenbird
12-31-2013, 06:42 PM
Oh...So, you ordered some Pro 4s from PBK as well Casey? :p

-Mark in St. Louis

Haha, not quite. Tires must be tan. I'm thinking deda or veloflex.

Here are some finished pics in poor lighting:
http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk177/thirdgenbird/tommasini/8A7EA3D5-41EE-422A-A5E9-4571FF792433_zpsgabxtk4t.jpg
http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk177/thirdgenbird/tommasini/5865DB86-AEF9-49F6-998D-E05497D10F70_zps5ugof2du.jpg

cachagua
12-31-2013, 06:45 PM
Beautiful! Oh man that's nice.

Another option for tires: the Vittoria Corsa SCs. Definitely the right look, and I like their ride very well.

ceolwulf
12-31-2013, 06:47 PM
Vittoria Corsa SCs are love.

bike looks great :cool:

zmudshark
12-31-2013, 06:54 PM
Veloflex Masters are under $40 at Ribble, and the last two orders I've made have made it to AZ in a week, even during the holidays. Not sure if XMAS10 still gives you a discount, but worked for me last week. They have 23 & 25's in stock

Love the Tommasini.

thirdgenbird
12-31-2013, 06:56 PM
Does the corsa sc have any benefit over a veloflex? I've been very happy with veloflex clinchers.

I hear good things about the deda tires and they are much cheaper as well.

thirdgenbird
12-31-2013, 06:57 PM
Veloflex Masters are under $40 at Ribble, and the last two orders I've made have made it to AZ in a week, even during the holidays. Not sure if XMAS10 still gives you a discount, but worked for me last week. They have 23 & 25's in stock

Love the Tommasini.

Thanks!

Those are Seoul tubular rims. No masters here. I may need a pair for another set though.

zmudshark
12-31-2013, 07:00 PM
Does the corsa sc have any benefit over a veloflex? I've been very happy with veloflex clinchers.

I hear good things about the deda tires and they are much cheaper as well.
It's heavier and made in Asia. Is that an advantage?

thirdgenbird
12-31-2013, 07:04 PM
That's why I ask. If I'm spending corsa sc money, I think I will just go veloflex.

sales guy
12-31-2013, 08:10 PM
Very nice except the post. If they didn't cross drill the aero section, I think they would look cleaner, nicer. Atmo.

thirdgenbird
12-31-2013, 08:30 PM
Very nice except the post. If they didn't cross drill the aero section, I think they would look cleaner, nicer. Atmo.

I wanted a c-record post but couldn't find one long enough. Option two was a miche primato (same post without cross drilling) but they are no longer made and the supertype was easier to find. Overall, I am pleased but would consider changing it if I found the first two options. The holes do match the cutouts in the shifters so there is that.

Liv2RideHard
12-31-2013, 08:53 PM
Looking good man! Glad I could help. Cages are proper as are the plugs. Enjoy that bike. I already miss mine. On and I recommend Veloflex man. That is what I ran on my Tommasini and they were butter not to mention Italian!

Cheers.

Guy

sales guy
12-31-2013, 09:10 PM
I wanted a c-record post but couldn't find one long enough. Option two was a miche primato (same post without cross drilling) but they are no longer made and the supertype was easier to find. Overall, I am pleased but would consider changing it if I found the first two options. The holes do match the cutouts in the shifters so there is that.


I understand. It would be great with a record aero post. They just look cool.

The bike looks great. Always liked them. Especially the color and paint on it. They always did beautiful airbrushing on that model. What size is it?

Another option is a round Campagnolo post.

thirdgenbird
12-31-2013, 10:04 PM
I presume they call it a 60cm. Its 60 c-t and the tt is 58c-c. I didn't purchase it, all I know is that its comfortable. My dad purchased it new and passed it on to me when health problems prevented him from riding it. He had carbon record 10 on it at the time, and with his permission, I backdated it to alloy parts like it had when I was a kid. The crank arms and shifters are actually remaining from his original build in 1996. I had acquired them from him in the early 2000s after he switched to 10spd. The carbon 10spd stuff now lives on a Colnago Mexico that doesn't have the sentimental value. (I.e. I'm not afraid to travel with it or ride in poor weather)

I've thought about the modern round alloy or titanium post. I just thought an aero profile post was a better fit. My dad actually had a titanium record post on it when I was younger but he swapped it for carbon to match the levers and cranks. I missed out on acquiring that part :(

Netdewt
01-05-2014, 02:38 PM
Quickie PS with tires:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/20886311/tommasini.jpg

thirdgenbird
02-02-2014, 03:55 PM
I'm bumping this for tire advice.

I am a veloflex guy, and want to go with a pair of Roubaix tubulars, but I'm not 100% sure I want to try going for the first time with a $90 tire

Tan sidewalls is a must, and I'm also leaning to a 25.

Options I see:
22mm Deda Olimpico $50
25mm vittoria cors sc $60
25mm challenge strada $70
25mm veloflex Roubaix $90

Has anyone experienced more than one tire on this list? Thoughts on glue? Would it be foolish to use tape?

gomango
02-02-2014, 05:18 PM
I'm bumping this for tire advice.

I am a veloflex guy, and want to go with a pair of Roubaix tubulars, but I'm not 100% sure I want to try going for the first time with a $90 tire

Tan sidewalls is a must, and I'm also leaning to a 25.

Options I see:
22mm Deda Olimpico $50
25mm vittoria cors sc $60
25mm challenge strada $70
25mm veloflex Roubaix $90

Has anyone experienced more than one tire on this list? Thoughts on glue? Would it be foolish to use tape?

If I can get up to the cabin, I can get the wheelset off my white Kvale.

I have Veloflex Roubaixs on it right now.

You are more than welcome to take them for a few weeks for a test drive.

Or bring your Tommasini up and we'll toss on the wheelset from my wife's
De Rosa. She raced with Vittorias and there is a fresh set on there right now.

Another option is our swap meet that's coming up. If I find a nice set of tubs at a decent price I could pick them up.

I also have a set of Arenbergs, but they aren't tan, stretched or glued. I picked them up at our swap last year for $70. For the pair!

Casey, if I can glue, you can glue. If you don't trust me, we can run them over to the shop and have Tom do it. :)

thirdgenbird
02-02-2014, 05:32 PM
I apreciate the offer to try before I buy, but I'm ready to get some tires stretching :) I want to see this complete.

When is the swap? Maybe I can hold off and see if you find anything. I'm not backing down from tan though :)

soulspinner
02-02-2014, 06:09 PM
Looks hot

pbarry
02-02-2014, 07:06 PM
The post looks great! One of the best items from Miche, as long as it's high enuf, and it is on your Tomassini. Nice build.

gomango
02-02-2014, 10:51 PM
I apreciate the offer to try before I buy, but I'm ready to get some tires stretching :) I want to see this complete.

When is the swap? Maybe I can hold off and see if you find anything. I'm not backing down from tan though :)

Next weekend in Blaine.

Netdewt
02-03-2014, 09:58 AM
Wow... I might have to go to that. http://www.twincitiesbikeswap.com/

gomango
02-03-2014, 06:52 PM
Wow... I might have to go to that. http://www.twincitiesbikeswap.com/

I go every year.

Bringing a couple of bikes to sell. A very nice Salsa La Cuz and a Bridgestone MB-2. The Salsa wont last. It would make a great Almanzo bike for someone.

They'll be in the corral if they make it there. I sold one last year in the parking lot on the way in and two more in the corral. :)