The Bike of the Month – Tommasini Prestige 1975
 
Thursday, 26 July 2018

The Bike of the Month – Tommasini Prestige 1975


By Andrea Fossati
www.steel-vintage.com

Heritage and attention to detail from the hearth of Tuscany. Since 1957 Tommasini have been producing premium road bicycles that have appealed to enthusiasts worldwide for their particular craftsmanship and unmistakable aesthetic.
 


Everything started in 1948, when Irio Tommasini, who had been competing in professional races, decided to learn the art of welding and filing in a frame building workshop in the city of Milan. Soon he became a skilled mechanic and was subsequently engaged by the professional team Nivea-Fuchs in 1956, together with Faliero Masi.
 
In 1957 Irio Tommasini started his own brand Grosseto, his hometown. Here he was lucky enough to work with virtuous frame builders as Giuseppe Pelà, arguably one the best Italian frame builders of his time. Since then, Tommasini bicycles have been globally known for their impeccable quality, especially for custom made frames.


 
This Tommasini Prestige Super Record perfectly illustrates the typical panache of the Tuscan master. Made of light and sturdy Columbus SL tubes, this frameset dates back to 1975 and shows a perfect balance between decoration and austere design of 1970s racing machines. The extremely refined engravings and iconic cut-outs at the fork crown and bottom bracket shell witness Giuseppe Pelà strong influence in Tommasini frame of this period.


 




Regarding the components, this Tommasini Prestige is fitted with a premium Campagnolo Super Record groupset from the first generation – very typcal for early-mid 1970s racing bikes, the second generation was launched in 1978 – Mavic rims and Cinelli stem and bars.









Professionally serviced in the workshop of Steel Vintage Bikes in Berlin, this Tommasini Prestige Super Record is a vintage bicycle with heritage and history.

The perfect bicycle to take part in Eroica events worldwide.