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Cicli Tommasini USA, Inc.

710 13th Street Studio 207

San Diego, CA, 92101

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Our family tradition began with our Uncle Irio Tommasini, who spent most of his life around bicycles. In 1948, while still racing as an amateur, he began working on bicycles. He started his career by building bikes at a premier bicycle factory in Milan, where he had the opportunity to gain valuable experience in making quality bikes. By 1957, the techniques he had learned enabled him to start his own business in his hometown of Grosseto, Italy. By the end of the 60’s his factory had increased domestic sales in Italy so much that he began exporting Tommasini frames abroad. Even at that early period, Tommasini's frames were appreciated for their fine finishes and their true racing geometries – many amateur and professional racers were racing and winning on Tommasini's frames! During this time, Tommasini worked under and received guidance from his friend and mentor Giuseppe Pelà, Italy's premier bike frame builder. Pelà built magnificent winning frames for many top Italian and European professional racers throughout his career, and upon his retirement in 1972, Pelà passed on his traditions and skills to Tommasini. Tommasini has carried on these traditions and even added a few innovations of his own along the way. Today, Tommasini and his employees produce between 2,000 and 2,500 handmade frames per year, with most of them being exported throughout the world. Tommasini - It’s more than a bike… It’s a cultural experience!