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My New Fixed Gear, Tomassini Racing, with pics(11 posts)

My New Fixed Gear, Tomassini Racing, with picsheckman
Oct 24, 2003 4:11 PM
I had wanted a fixed gear for some time, and finally got it built up by the LBS in the last week. I bought the frame/fork/headset/BB off of eBay, and the rest of the bike is a mixture of new and used parts. I won the frameset auction at the end of August, and the bike took about 4 weeks to get to me, because, as I found out when it arrived, it was shipped from Amsterdam, Denmark. It's a Tomassini Racing frame, but I don't know much else about it. If anyone can shed some light on its product lineage, I'd appreciate it.

The gearing is 44x16 (both fixed and free) with a flip-flop hub. I had the freewheel put on as a bailout, based on some of the discussions and advice that I've seen posted here. I have not hit any major hills yet, but the gearing has been ok so far.

I only have about 100 miles on it, with a long ride of 49 miles last Sunday. Weekday rides are at lunchtime, with the hope for a stiff headwind to get some good resistance. I live in Jacksonville, Florida, so there aren't many hills here. I'm still learning how to ride the fixed, but it's been very enjoyable so far, and I don't see riding the geared bike in the foreseeable future. My goal for the winter riding is to do a fixed century by the end of January. I hope to do a ride report and post some pictures when I do.

Thanks to everyone for their comments and advice that motivated me and vicariously taught me some of the do's and don't of FG riding. Thank you for looking, and I hope that you enjoy the pictures.

Larry
The bikeheckman
Oct 24, 2003 4:15 PM
I need to learn how to spell Tommasini..duh...nmheckman
Oct 24, 2003 4:39 PM
The bike with my sonheckman
Oct 24, 2003 4:19 PM
He loves to get into all of the photos.

The rearheckman
Oct 24, 2003 4:21 PM
Head tubeheckman
Oct 24, 2003 4:23 PM
Rest of the picsheckman
Oct 24, 2003 4:31 PM
I learned as I went about how to post the pictures, so here are the rest. Thank you again for looking.

Tob tube and model name


The tubeset is Columbus Chromor. Nice signature on the TT.


I like the fade blue to grey on the seat stays. The overall paint is much prettier than the eBay ad showed. I was pleasantly surprised when the frame arrived.


Cranks


Chrome fork. The overall ride is very comfortable.
Very nice. What kind of cranks are those? nmDave Hickey
Oct 24, 2003 5:02 PM
Thanks...175mm TopLine Cranks..nmheckman
Oct 25, 2003 12:43 PM
Nice bike. Congrats. Are those...PdxMark
Oct 25, 2003 11:41 AM
STI levers? Why not get just a simple pair of Teknos or something?

Enjoy that FG century too.
Shimano 600 STI levers.....LBS had them in goodheckman
Oct 25, 2003 12:51 PM
condition and cheap. Hard to pass up the deal. Thanks again.