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Anyone know about Douglas or Tommasini bikes from CC?(6 posts)

Anyone know about Douglas or Tommasini bikes from CC?MVN
Apr 28, 2002 3:55 PM
I'm starting to look for a mid-range bike and I've been looking at the Douglas titanium (it may be too flexy for my weight, though) and the Tommasini Sintesi. Does anyone have one of either or have any experience with them? I'm in the beginning stages of shopping around but I definitely want to spend around $1500-1800. I haven't narrowed it down to JUST these two, I just want some info from people with more knowledge than I have or those with first-hand experience. Just curious as to their reputation. Thanks for all replies.
re: Anyone know about Douglas or Tommasini bikes from CC?cogsworth
Apr 28, 2002 8:24 PM
I am very happy with the Sintesi frame that i purchased from CC. This was the first time I built up a frame myselff, and I found the folks at CC very helpful. My Sintesi is a "one of a kind" around her in PA, and it handles and rides like a dream. After I bought it and was buliding it up, I read some opinions that said it might be flexy for bigger riders, but I'm 6'2 200 at my fighting weight and it feels solid to me!
re: Anyone know about Douglas or Tommasini bikes from CC?ripper
Apr 29, 2002 12:56 AM
the douglas is being built by TST in kennewick washington. dont know if the frame will be too flexy, i guess it depends on your weight and riding style. i just took a tour of the TST production warehouse and know that they put ALOT of emphasis on quality welds and tight tolerances.
Sintesi is superb...C-40
Apr 29, 2002 8:18 AM
I rode a Sintesi from '95 to '98. It's a fine bike. The paint and chrome work are some of the finest you'll find. The graphics are painted, not decals that can be peeled off.
Too bad CC doesn't offer more than one of the many colors and graphic schemes that Tommasini offers. They also only offer 2cm increments. They are made in 1cm increments. Learn more at www.tommasini.com or wmlewisimports.com.
Tommasini bikes from CC?Turtleherder
Apr 29, 2002 8:38 AM
I have had a Sintesi for about three years now. The bike rides very well, reasonably light (19lbs.), smooth steel ride, hardly any flex unless really stomping on it. The bike is the best descender I have owned, no wobble at all up to 50 mph. The paint and chrome work is about the best I have seen. I think it is a great choice for the price.
Guess I better chime in. 2 year owner.Sintesi
Apr 29, 2002 9:05 AM
I got the same bike two years ago and absolutely love it. Upgraded the wheels, stem and seatpin and put Dura-ace shifters on it and now it's perfect. I have no need for anything else. If you are looking for a steel bike you aren't going to find anything better at this price-point.