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Tommaso Road Frames(5 posts)

Tommaso Road FramesShalen
Aug 13, 2001 10:51 AM
I'm fairly new to cycling and trying to get my friend into it also. I'm trying to find him a good deal on a bike that would not be a complete piece of crap. Does anyone know if Tommaso frames are any good or have any reviews about them. I have never heard of them and was wondering if it would be sufficent for a beginner.

Thanks
re: Tommaso Road Frames9WorCP
Aug 13, 2001 12:51 PM
Do a search in this forum. There was a little discussion about these frames recently. As I recall, the newer Tommasos are considered very low quality whereas the Tommasos of yesteryear were held in high esteem.
Friends don't let friends buy Tommassojtolleson
Aug 13, 2001 3:08 PM
Tommasso is an American-made low end Italian knockoff (why Tommassini hasn't sued we'll never know, because the market confusion is there) sold, as far as I know, only on eBay at at places like Bikeswholesale.com.

The theory about "old Tommasso's being great" I tried to research on the internet and old publications and I think that it's adherents are mistaken. As far as I can find, this is a new market entrant, low end, Huffy-esque. Wait for a sale. If on a budget, go KHS Flite 300 or Trek 1000.
Friends don't let friends buy TommassoNotSoHuffy
Aug 13, 2001 4:01 PM
I can't comment on Tommaso bikes from personal experience, but I was looking in an old buyer's guide from 1989 and it listed three models ranging in price from $1390-$2900. The top model TSX Record Corsa came with Columbus TSX tubing, Campy Record, Vittoria Corsa CX tires, San Marco Regal saddle- not sure that would qualify as "Huffy-esque".

Perhaps if you searched using the correct spelling, Tommaso vs. Tommasso, you would have better success gathering info. (It's also Tomassini, not Tommassini.)
Typos do not a wrong answer makejtolleson
Aug 13, 2001 4:57 PM
My ineptly fingered typos do not change the analysis. Tommaso now is ONLY an offbrand low-end bike (you'll find the ubiquitous Ponza model on ebay and through a few other e-dealers). I still say stay away.

Sarcasm and personal attacks may be the name of the game here, but I wish you would refrain.