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bmxbang
2011-01-04, 02:52 PM
So i have came across Tommaso bikes and have found this Tommaso Tiempo for $350 new.

http://www.kangnoval.com/wp-content/uploads/aes/Blogger-Indonesia-Di-Persimpangan-WordPress_1034.jpg

does any one have any opinions or dislikes about this brand? it seems to get great reviews and this would be my first road bike of any kind that i would call my own.

littlejon
2011-01-04, 05:16 PM
Wow..... I know nothing about road bikes but that thing at least LOOKS pretty cool. Especially for $350 :cheers:

Sorry Matt, I know that doesn't really help.

bmxbang
2011-01-04, 05:59 PM
Wow..... I know nothing about road bikes but that thing at least LOOKS pretty cool. Especially for $350 :cheers:

Sorry Matt, I know that doesn't really help.

ha ha no biggie thats basically what i thought. I love the looks of the bike simple and clean :thumbsup:

bmxbang
2011-01-04, 06:03 PM
I have been reading up and the components on the bike are shimano 2300 series and from what i take from wikipedia thats bottom of the line shimano stuff and am wondering if i need to worry about that? I plan on putting some miles on the bike. I put over 500 miles on my mtb last summer and its held up great with its sram x7 components but they are showing their age.

littlejon
2011-01-04, 06:54 PM
I have been reading up and the components on the bike are shimano 2300 series and from what i take from wikipedia thats bottom of the line shimano stuff and am wondering if i need to worry about that? I plan on putting some miles on the bike. I put over 500 miles on my mtb last summer and its held up great with its sram x7 components but they are showing their age.


Yeah, last summer haha...... Didn't we go riding? Once?........ That was kinda embaressing.

Yaktizzle417
2011-01-04, 07:02 PM
Go for at least 105 (if you can swing it) if you plan on actually riding it more than someone in their midlife crisis.

And I'm very partial to Bianchi myself, having owned two track frames and my dad owning an Eros.. I'd suggest one to anyone.

http://www.bianchiusa.com/bikes/coast-to-coast/via-nirone-7/via-nirone-7-105/
http://www.bianchiusa.com/bikes/gran-fondo/imola/

bmxbang
2011-01-04, 07:31 PM
Go for at least 105 (if you can swing it) if you plan on actually riding it more than someone in their midlife crisis.

And I'm very partial to Bianchi myself, having owned two track frames and my dad owning an Eros.. I'd suggest one to anyone.

http://www.bianchiusa.com/bikes/coast-to-coast/via-nirone-7/via-nirone-7-105/
http://www.bianchiusa.com/bikes/gran-fondo/imola/

Now there are some nice bikes :thumbsup: i really wasn't looking to spend that much at this point in time but i do plan on riding it as i love bikes and see myself riding for a long time. I had originally planed on buying a used bike but can not find anything around the KC area along the lines of a "newer" and "nicer" used bike.

T.England
2011-01-04, 11:38 PM
Definitely worth the money over the bike you posted.

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/mirage_pro_x.htm

duttbart
2011-01-05, 08:18 AM
motobecane is possibly the best bang-for-your-buck brand out there...

or Cervelo. ;)

http://autobus.cyclingnews.com/photos/2007/tech/probikes/tour_cancellara_csc_cervelo/Fabian_Cancellaras_Team_CSC_Cervelo_SLC-SL_logos.jpg

monexicanwrx
2011-01-05, 07:53 PM
i had a tommaso augusta track bike for around 2 years. it was of course cheaper components also, but the frame and fork quality wasn't too bad overall. the paint was pretty horrible coming from the factory though. there were drips and it looked like it wasn't cleaned very well in a few places before they painted since the paint bubbled a little.

i would personally look for a better brand bike that was used though.