the "Assiolo": my first MTB singlespeed. My goal was to
build a reliable and "as simple as possible" off-road
bicycle. So I started from a "vintage" Tommasini bike,
repainted by myself and renamed “Assiolo” (a local owl). As well
as renaming the bike, I assembled it mainly using components from
specs. Frame: Tommasini Sincro Pro, TIG-welded Columbus Off Road
Nivacrom tubeset Fork: Fimoco E129 (with reduced travel to minimum,
around 10mm?) Wheels: rims Mavic 139, front hub Fimoco DH, Rear
hub Xtr, tyres Ritchey Speedmax 1.9 Stem: Specialized Ti. Handlebar:
Azonic Double Wall Seatpost: unknown but nice; Flite Saddle Brakes
Avid, rear brake arch Fimoco AL6061 Crank Ritchey, chainrings 36
x 20 (no chain tensioner)
two words about Fimoco: it was an expired factory near Grosseto
which realizes in the '90s mainly XC and DH forks, and secondarily
DH hubs, cranks, brake arches, which were made using CNC technology.
They were small pieces of art in a MTB golden era ('90s).