Normally the site of a paddock filled with Echium Plantagineum, or Patterson’s Curse, would fill the heart of an Australian cattle man with dread. The purple flowers and shoots are poisonous to grazing livestock, but Andy ‘Fyxomatosis’ White manages to turn it into a thing of beauty. The addition of an impeccably photographed Tommasini Super Prestige does help, but that’s Andy’s talent.
Andy has been busy lately. He just returned from participating in this year’s L’Eroica (the reportage of which is being drip fed to the readers of Fyxomatosis in infuriatingly small doses) and has been busy organizing Australia’s inaugural Custom Bicycle Show. In between those adventures, he managed to dispatch this Tommasini to a customer, built to his usual exacting standard.
Irio Tommasini would be especially pleased with the presentation of his Super Prestige. The Columbus SLX frame is finished with ‘Fast Violet’ metallic paint, reproduction decals by Cyclomondo and a mirror polished 11 Speed Campagnolo Athena gruppo. NOS Campy hubs have been laced to H+ Son TB14 rims by Shifterbikes and is crowned by a NOS Cinelli cockpit.
If you can, start making plans to be in Melbourne for the first Australian Custom Bicycle Show on the 1st and 2nd of December 2012. We have a wealth of talent down here, a big handful of which will be exhibiting their wares. Contact Andy to organize a stall or stay tuned to Fyxomatosis for exclusive coverage. See you there!