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Tomasso panzo bikes.(7 posts)

Tomasso panzo bikes.slappy
Aug 2, 2001 2:52 PM
I'm relatively new to the road and i'm trying to see if this bike is any good. Sounds like it's pretty cheap, but don't know anyhting about them. Anyone out there have one or know anything about them. Any help is appreciated
re: Tomasso panzo bikes.jtolleson
Aug 2, 2001 3:07 PM
That is so funny because we were just talking about Tomassos in a thread below (or at least I was, after misreading the word Tomassini). First thing I said is I'm surprised Tomassini doesn't sue them since the name can clearly lead to customer confusion in the mass public (or maybe just my small brain).

They are equipped like every other bike below $600... some Sora components, entry level untuned aluminum frame, and off-brand wheels. Comparable to the Iron Horse and some of those other mystery bikes. I don't know squat about the quality, but think you'd be better off with a reputable name (for resale purposes in nothing else) and spend another $100 to get a Trek 1000 or KHS Flite 300 or something in the $500-$700 range, or find an experienced cyclist to help you sort through the classifieds.
It is "Tommasini". www.tommasini.it. Check it out.42/52 Kelly
Aug 2, 2001 5:56 PM
You should check your spelling.look271
Aug 2, 2001 6:24 PM
"Tommasini" is QUITE different from "Tommasso". Tommasini=realy nice, Italian steel frames. "Tomasso"? Who knows?
Two Different Companiesjtolleson
Aug 2, 2001 6:22 PM
Tommaso and Tommassini are two different companies (note the discussion when I misread a post below on thread labeled "$1000 frame")

Tommassini is not responsible for the low-end stuff that is marketed under the name Tommaso.

Never heard of Tommaso? They seem to turn up on eBay a lot... there's one now at
http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1171894283
To add further confusion, through the early 90's Tommaso bikes42/52 Kelly
Aug 2, 2001 8:12 PM
were built in Italy by the very well known builder "Billato".
They were imported by Ten Speed Drive Imports, who also carried Rossin and Geurciotti. So the old Tommaso's were great bikes indeed.
Billato is currently building for Marin, among others. He has built for Greg LeMond in the past.

Early Tommaso - good. Recent Tommaso - very bad.
Tommasini - has always been excellent.
I love my "old" SLX...Steve Daggett
Aug 3, 2001 8:10 AM
I never new that Billato built them, however.