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Tommasini questionyankeeheel
Oct 14, 2001 5:24 PM
Forgive me if this has been posted before.

I'm thinking of going steel and was trying to gather information about the Tommasini Sintesi that CC is selling at a rather nice price. Tomassini's web site seems defunct so I was wondering if anyone has any impressions of this bike, it's frame weight, geometry quirks, or know anyone who rides one?

Thanks.
re: Tommasini questionBirddog
Oct 14, 2001 6:50 PM
You get lotsa bang for the buck. They aren't light, so if you are a weight weenie, look elsewhere. I have 2 friends with Tommasini's and they love them. They aren't Sintesi's however. Others on this board have posted favorably though. You will be impressed with the details and the finish, and of course it is an Italian frame. Paint is nice too.
Agree with Birddogjavagenki
Oct 15, 2001 3:49 PM
The Sintesi at CC is a great deal on a great bike. My wife bought me a Campy Record built Tecno for my birthday 7 years ago. It is a dream bike. While it is not as light as either my C-dale or my Litespeed, it is definitely my favorite. The ride is as beautiful as the paint and lug work. Irio Tommasini is a real craftsman. If the Sintesi is anything like Tommasini's other bikes, it is a classy ride and a work of art. Go for it, get the Tommasini. You won't regret it.
Also, William Lewis (the importer) probably doesn't want this out, but I crashed the Tecno the year after I got it. The crash was totally my fault. Even though I bought the bike at another shop, Lewis offered to replace my frame at cost. It ended up that the damage wasn't as bad as I thought, so I never took him up on his offer. WHAT WAS I THINKING??? Another Tommasini frame at cost...I could kick myself.
website's still there....C-40
Oct 15, 2001 4:00 AM
www.tommasini.com is still alive and well. I rode a Sintesi for four seasons. It's a fine ride. Construction quality is top notch. No geometry quirks. The basics are listed in the CC catalog.
so it is....yankeeheel
Oct 15, 2001 5:00 AM
For some reason I kept getting server errors, but today it loaded fine.

Guess I have to call someone to get the geometry since it isn't listed on the site. If it is I totally missed it.
Lugged Neuron makes a fine ride . . .DCW
Oct 15, 2001 4:36 AM
and I've heard only great things about Tommasini. If you want another Neuron choice or two, with build-up alternatives, in that price range, check out gvhbikes.com.
does anyone here ride a Tomassini non-Sintesi?ET
Oct 15, 2001 7:42 AM
Wouldn't mind hearing about those.
Try William Lewis Imports.javagenki
Oct 15, 2001 9:53 AM
WL is (was) the sole (SOUL!!!) importer. He's on the net. You might give him a call even.
Check the archives.javagenki
Oct 15, 2001 10:01 AM
We had a big discussion about Tommasini about a month ago. I don't know how long RBR keeps the archives, but that was a pretty thorough hashing.
does anyone here ride a Tomassini non-Sintesi?Frank
Oct 15, 2001 9:55 PM
I have a late 80's-early '90's model Tommasini SLX Super Prestige...black with silver splatter paint and yellow decals, chrome fork and head lugs and stays. It is absolutely my favorite bike of all I have ever owned to ride, and that covers lots of bikes.
I like it so well that I have four frames and forks (Tommasini, Bob Jackson 531C, Merckx TSX Century, and Litespeed Ultimate) and the only one I know I will not sell is the Tommasini. Wonderful geometry, ride, craftsmanship, and history...a great bike.
I have a technogreg n
Oct 15, 2001 12:36 PM
The Techno has been my dream frame for years. For a wedding present this summer, my bride got me a GORGEOUS Techno frameset. (How can you beat it, dream bike, dream girl.) It's the next step up from the Sintesi in the Tommasini steel line. It's a beautiful frame. Pretty enough to hang on the wall. (That idea has gotten kaboshed by the wife by the way.) She got it through Colorado Cyclist. And from what she she, they were most helpful.

Sorry to say that I can't give any commentary on the ride quality. I do know the geometry is more laid back than even a Lemond. The frame is still waiting to be built up. Between a honeymoon and a house purchase, there hasn't been much spare cash lying around for a components group. In due time though. She's frame-saved and ready to go.

I know this doesn't help much as far as a purchasing decision goes, but from a craftsmanship standpoint, the Tommasinis are absolutely beautiful. And the Sintesi w/ Ultegra through Colorado Cyclist IS a good deal.