✓ Original 1980s Race Bike
✓ Lightweight - 9.8 kg
✓ Hand-Built in Italy
✓ Professionally Serviced
The story of Tommasini is typical; former racer turns craftsman and builder, but the brand have remained committed to the custom-built artisan philosophy of their founder Irio and despite high demand remain a relatively small marque. Famed for their use of boundary pushing steel technology such as their proprietary ‘Air’ aerodynamic fork crown and incredible paint jobs Tommasini are highly collectible despite not being as well know as some other builders.
The Super Prestige came in numerous forms, Irio Tommasini was renowned for using what he considered the best tube set available, not just what his supplier provided and the model is variously found in Columbus SL, SPX and Excell tubing. With the famous ‘Air’ aerodynamic fork crown, specially selected tubing and some frankly outrageous paint jobs the Super Prestige was the point at which form met function.
This particular Super Prestige is constructed from the super-light and rarely seen Excell Mexico tubing with tell-tale ‘beading’ along the length of the tube, it also features the Air fork crown. The build is based around a full Suntour Superbe Pro groupset, the finest Japanese workmanship, high quality moving parts and a clear anodised finish make it one of the nicest looking AND performing groupset of all time, in our humble opinion. The paint splattered paint finish, best-of-the-best tubing and top of the range spec make this bike an absolute delight to ride, and maybe almost as importantly to look at!
The bike's been taken apart, inspected & re-built in our workshop so we know everything's working as it should. The frame is straight & true without any dents or dings - please inspect the photos for cosmetic condition, we've photographed the bike in detail so you can see the exact condition before purchasing.
Seat Tube (ctc) - 59 cm
Top Tube (ctc) - 56 cm
Head Tube - 163 mm
Standover - 84 cm
Era - 1980s
Weight - 9.88 kg
Tubing - Excell Mexico beaded frame with Excell Air fork
Country - Italian
Frame No - N/A
Brakes - Suntour Superbe Pro
Brake Levers - Suntour Superbe Pro
Chainset - Suntour Superbe Pro - 52/42 - 170 mm
Shifters - Suntour Superbe Pro Accushift Plus 8 Speed
Rear Derailleur - Suntour Superbe Pro
Front Derailleur - Suntour Superbe Pro
Freewheel - Suntour PowerFlo Cassette - 8 Speed - 12-28
Chain - KMC
Pedals - Not supplied
Bottom Bracket - Suntour Superbe Pro
Hubs - Suntour Superbe Pro 8 Speed
Rims - Mavic Open Pro Clinchers
Tyres - CST Super HP - Clinchers - 700c x 20c
Headset - Tange Levin Passage
Handlebars - Cinellie Criterium - 40 cm (ctc)
Stem - Cinelli 1A - 90 mm Extension
Saddle - San Marco Rolls
Seatpost - Shimano 600AX Aero - 27.0 mm
SHIPPING, TAXES & RETURNS
We've been safely sending orders around the world since 2010. There's a handy shipping calculator on the shopping cart page so you can see the cost of postage as soon as you've added it to your basket. Your order will be carefully packed and sent with tracking & insurance, normally within 2-3 days, but larger items and orders placed before the weekend can take an extra day or two to process.
We accept returns, please notify us within 14 days and ensure the item arrives back with us no later than 30 days after the order was received.
We don't charge VAT, however, if buying from outside of the UK please remember that there may be import duties to pay upon receipt (even with the new post-Brexit trade deals, some countries may still charge you import VAT & clearance fees, so please bear this in mind when purchasing).