Now that I re-read your post Toni I am unsure if he called them Tomas or Thomas. Maybe one of the Eroica attendees will remember. Edward Albert Chappaqua, New York, U.S.A.
Edward Albert, Ph.D.
Prof. Emeritus, Sociology
>>> Toni Theilmeier <email@example.com> 05/21/08 10:24 PM >>> Funny coincidence that. Never heard of a maker called tomas before, end
then saw two tomas bikes in one day.
First I came across one on today´s ride (1200 participants, wow). Old
chap overhears me saying to my son that a beauty of a Cinelli had turned up again after we had marvelled at it last weekend. Chap says that he´s one also, so I go to look at it, find the seat lug treatment
strange for a Cinelli, but the lugs have nice winged C´s cast into them, all lugs, with the name "tomas" in the fork crown and seat stay tips. The bike´s been refinished, so who knows.
Next after the really super ride with sunny, but not hot weather, good
company, great signposting, a good time, I remember that on the way home there´s a lost and found office auction. So what do I see there
but a tomas racer, Aelle, 600, that sort of thing, dirty, patina, but ride away condition, and perfectly within the CR timeline, and again the tomas name engraved in the fork crown and the seat stay caps. The sticker on the steering head mentions the Italian town of Padova. People don´t want the bike so I pick it up for a Euro, 1.55 US Dollars. Best thing is it´s been retro-fitted with white Bluemels Club Special
mudguards - been looking for white ones for some time.
But then, returning home I find tomas isn´t in the Used Bike Buyers´
Guide. So, is there anyone who can enlighten me who tomas is/was?
Thanks, and kind regards, Toni Theilmeier, Belm, Germany.