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Old 12-09-12, 09:01 PM
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Originally Posted by thirdgenbird View Post
Well it didn't take long for this thread to pick up speed.
You're surprised? It's a Tommasini, for Heaven's sake

Polarizing opinions or not, the Italian stuff gets the attention!

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Well it didn't take long for this thread to pick up speed.

grady is lucky this frame is a touch too small for me or I would be finding a way to keep it on my side of the state line. This build has me so excited it has made me really reconsider my current stable. I may have to trade out my only non steel bike for a more traditional race frame.
I rode it four times before you picked her up.

Even with older tires, I could tell the bicycle was going to be a great fast "recreational" rider.

It's only going to get better from here on out.

Remember, the fellow I purchased the bicycle from said she had been hanging in his garage for ten years.

Ten years of spider eggs, cob webs, wood shavings, dust and tarps could take the wind out of any Italian racer.

But, she is in capable hands Casey.

You'll treat her right!

....and forum members, feel free to add your input.

Casey has tolerated me so far.

You guys should be more than safe!
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What are you talking about... we had 4 weeks of summer this year!
We are still in summer down here. I'm pretty sure the high was in the mid 70's today.

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Old 12-09-12, 09:39 PM
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+1 on the sub, and the kudos....this is going to be just lovely!
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Well, since you asked!

I really like the polished seat stem and handlebar stem. They look fantastic. I'd have to go with a more traditional and age appropriate handlebar to match though. I hope your tubular tires are as pretty as the Deda TRE tires you put on the Super. Very classy! The yellow cables look good, as they match the decal lettering. Maybe yellow bar tape to match that to. A Selle San Marco SuperCorsa saddle would look great to. Are you daring enough to go yellow on that to? Black is the safe bet there though.

That's about it - for now!
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Originally Posted by Giacomo 1 View Post
Well, since you asked!

I really like the polished seat stem and handlebar stem. They look fantastic. I'd have to go with a more traditional and age appropriate handlebar to match though. I hope your tubular tires are as pretty as the Deda TRE tires you put on the Super. Very classy! The yellow cables look good, as they match the decal lettering. Maybe yellow bar tape to match that to. A Selle San Marco SuperCorsa saddle would look great to. Are you daring enough to go yellow on that to? Black is the safe bet there though.

That's about it - for now!
I have traditional cinelli giro bars on there now.

we currently have a black saddle and tape. I think they should stay black to prevent overplaying other aspects yet to be seen. Cable housing has also been selected and I doubt you could change Grady's opinion. He made a fine selection that should look perfect. This bike will be all about the fine details that become apparent as you get closer to it. I should have more pics in the coming days.
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Between Aaron's DeRosa build and now this Tommasinni, it's going to be fun watching!
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Between Aaron's DeRosa build and now this Tommasinni, it's going to be fun watching!
No doubt! Two beautiful Italians to keep our eye's on.

Aaron's DeRosa Schmendrick is going to look really good. Might be the only Schmendrick in the US! By-the-way, is that thread still going? Last time I checked there were 53 pages of responses!!!

OK, it wasn't really 53, but close!
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My "Tommasini RADAR" had picked up on the hinting of this project and I've been waiting My Super Prestige is an absolute dream to ride. Taking it out for an "easy" spin doesn't work- the thing demands to be pushed hard and just loves going FAST!

That "four months of summer" we had was really a blessing but the last few weeks has been a pretty good reminder of what the weather is supposed to act around here. I kinda think the long "wrenching season" might have something to do with the talent levels in some parts

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Old 12-10-12, 10:48 AM
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Interesting and great looking project. What kind of rims are those? It is right on the tip of my tongue CD-4 or something? They don't look like Mach 2s
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
Interesting and great looking project. What kind of rims are those? It is right on the tip of my tongue CD-4 or something? They don't look like Mach 2s
Close, they are open 4 cd rims. They are sort of the precursor to the open pro. These are a very fine example with very little wear.

The bike had sort of an odd build:
Early record hubs
7spd Sachs fw
Chorus 8rd
Record 8 ergos
Rx100 fd
Shimano bb
Athena cranks (I believe)
It all worked well together but I think the new stuff will suit it better.

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I kinda think the long "wrenching season" might have something to do with the talent levels in some parts-Andy
Truth.

Wrenching on bikes is a great escape and my only real winter hobby. I love throwing on some good music and working on a nice bike while drinking coffee. I only wish there was enough of a market around here to make it a viable second job. I don't want to get caught up tuning department store bikes, I just want to express some creativity on new or vintage road builds. It's actually gotten to the point where I have mentally gone through all the possible build options with my current frames and components.

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Old 12-10-12, 12:43 PM
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Sorry about the above post. Sometimes my iphone doesn't play well with this forum. Not only did it miss my paragraph breaks but it also won't let me edit.

edit:fixed...

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Looking forward to this build...

Personally, I like the splatter paint...just don't use splash tape and we'll be allright!
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Sorry about the above post. Sometimes my iphone doesn't play well with this forum. Not only did it miss my paragraph breaks but it also won't let me edit.
Same problem here. This site could really use a good app to make it more smart phone friendly...

Wow, that was a really odd mix of components on this bike. Must have been built up with whatever the previous owner had on hand. This bike deserves a proper gruppo, which I have no doubt will be put on her...Any hints on that yet?
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Looking forward to this build...

Personally, I like the splatter paint...just don't use splash tape and we'll be allright!
we are safe on that front.

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Same problem here. This site could really use a good app to make it more smart phone friendly...

Wow, that was a really odd mix of components on this bike. Must have been built up with whatever the previous owner had on hand. This bike deserves a proper gruppo, which I have no doubt will be put on her...Any hints on that yet?
My iPad worked...

i think a few good hints were dropped. Lets just say the groupset will have a period finish but modern performance.
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Alright.

The box to Iowa is getting full.

Crank, Ergos, calipers, Kool Stop pads, front and rear derailleurs, Jagwire "Racer" titanium braided housings and I just sourced some very nice Campy bar end plugs.

Hopefully I can make it to the post office before x-country skiing tonight.
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Still no bb? We can wait till then for shipment.
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Still no bb? We can wait till then for shipment.
Should be any day.

Coming from England and this is a tough time of the year with the holidays and all.
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I met gomango once.
He was taller than I pictured.
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That may be the best post yet.
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I met gomango once.
He was taller than I pictured.
....and very well fed.

But I am working on that.

Just did a 10k on the Highland Park golf course.

X-country skiing, not driving........
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Update (sort of):


grady received the bottom bracket and shipped the whole groupset to me about mid week. Between the holiday mail volume and poor weather on my end, the package has not arrived yet.


i did make progress on another front however. I partially disassembled, cleaned, and detailed the take off parts. They are not perfect, but much improved. Now they need a home.


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Update (sort of):


grady received the bottom bracket and shipped the whole groupset to me about mid week. Between the holiday mail volume and poor weather on my end, the package has not arrived yet.


i did make progress on another front however. I partially disassembled, cleaned, and detailed the take off parts. They are not perfect, but much improved. Now they need a home.



They look fantastic!

Let's scare up a new stem, bars, and a Chorus fd.

I'll put up that nice DA gruppo for sale by the end of the week to do a little fund raising to buy the needed parts for the Sintesi.

I've got my Sintesi scheduled to go in for a frame alignment soon as I pull the crank and bottom bracket.

Can't think of a better destination for all of these beautiful Campy parts than the Sintesi.

In the meantime, only half of the packages that I shipped the same day as ours have made it to their destinations.

Three of those are in the midwest.

Jim in Queens got his yesterday though, so there is hope.
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Sounds like a perfect plan Grady. A red Italian deserves polished campy parts


speaking of shipping, I ran the tracking number on my new stem and the post office shows that it was out for delivery in a town about 60 miles from here... Looks like I will be making some phone calls first thing in the morning.
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