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  • Well, I've just kind of by accident bought this for £30 on ebay

    didn't really mean to get it but it was so cheap..... there must be a catch! It's not arrived yet, so I don't know what it's like in the flesh. Anyone got any good ideas.... fixed? build it up as a shiny Campag equipped TT bike? Anyone have any experience of these Trek TT frames, I can't seem to find any info online.

    I also bought this last week for £50, I've always wanted a Celeste bianchi, nice and plain - this is definitely going fixed, to become my wet weather shiz.

    So, all in all, a good ebay week - this now means I've got three frames to sell/give away!!

  • jonaent (Jon) Well, I've just kind of by accident bought this for £30 on ebay

    didn't really mean to get it but it was so cheap..... there must be a catch! It's not arrived yet, so I don't know what it's like in the flesh. Anyone got any good ideas.... fixed? build it up as a shiny Campag equipped TT bike? Anyone have any experience of these Trek TT frames, I can't seem to find any info online.

    good find for the price i'd say. always want a low profile bike for some reason.

  • I rode one of Roberto's once, it wasn't that nice, but it was a more severe angle than this - what's interesting is that the Auction said that it's an aluminium frame.... I'll believe it when I see it.

  • go on then what've you got to get rid of then jon?

  • hmmm... you find that with cheap ebay stuff, the seller doesn't know enough about it so lists it wrongly. I got a pair of Shimano M520's brand new for £5 because the guy listed them as SPD-22's which are the plastic platform things you can clip in to spd's. These are now going spare if anyone wants them, the platforms, not the pedals.

  • 1bhp go on then what've you got to get rid of then jon?

    It's not that cool really - a 6 month old 49cm Langster07, a Peugeot frame (my old beater), and another little 50cm bright red peaugeot

  • Good find. For that price it could be worth swapping the dropouts to track ends. Shouldn't be a prob on a steel frame with verticals. Looks like it could be steel. Or build it back to it's former glory. Paul at kiwicycles is a pro at changing dropouts.

    I really love those old Bianchi's.....lovely!

  • i forgot to bid on that trek, also struck me weird it was listed as aluminium, kinda why i didnt bid maybe...

  • I find it hard to believe that it's alu - although it looks lugless to me - which would make it an expensive frame originally - actually it might be lugged on a second look. It's also a bit wierd to see a TT frame with two shifters and a front Deralliuer - I thought they only use 1 front ring.

  • It could be a clamp on front derallieur which was added later?
    There appears to be only one chain ring....seems odd!
    Looks steel to me and is in great shape. £30 is awesome!

  • Either way if you decide you dont want it Jon i'll come have a look at it ;)

  • runcible rakan Either way if you decide you dont want it Jon i'll come have a look at it ;)

    you got it!

  • Love that Bianchi.
    Restored you have a bike far cooler than a Pista with deep v's or all that bollocks. Great colours.

  • miro_o Love that Bianchi.
    Restored you have a bike far cooler than a Pista with deep v's or all that bollocks. Great colours.

    agreed - it's my ultimate dream to own one of the 80s Celeste Pistas - this is a step in that direction.... all I want is a plain Bianchi coloured frame with the name on the seat and down tube in dark blue and track geometry! Dream!

    However, I was thinking of the silver, un-coloured deep-v as it's a nice cheap deep section wheel

  • man, clean-out the old bikes dude! :p how the mercian going?

  • It's nice, still haven't got round to putting good parts on it! Still got an alex rim on the front!!!

  • Got a surprise today! The lo-pro arrived and to my glee all of the components are Dura Ace!!!! That's headset, front derailliuer, shifters, cranks, ring... even seat post bolt!!! £34!!! it's a lovely steel lugged lo-pro frame!!! £34 ! I'm happy today, have a stinking cold, but am happy!! off to the shop to get some parts!!!

  • damn - thats the deal of the week, if not month or maybe more

  • J - stop rubbing it in!!!

  • WOW!! New developments.... I looked properly at the frame and realised that it had been re-sprayed and the transfers were just on top of the paint!! I noticed that on the fork crown and the bottom bracket shell there is an old style looking T. I assume the guy i bought this off thought it was a Trek because of the T.

    http://www.classicrendezvous.com/images/­Italian/Tomasini/TomoArt1.jpg

    Well, those who know, know that this is the Tommasini logo!!! Jan at BLB and I had a look online and found that it was this frame

    http://velospace.org/files/toommaasssiii­2.jpg

    So, for £34, I have a Dura Ace covered original hand build vintage lugged steel Tommasini pursuit frame! Friday is good!

  • Wow - £34 for that is a steal. Good effort!

  • jonaent (Jon) ;-)

    you are a dick and i hate you with all my might.

    man i love tommasinis soo much

    well done,

    im coming to rob you :P

  • Got to be worth changing the dropouts and having a good paint job, sweet!

  • hang on, are you pulling our leg?

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