Colour plays a huge part in the work of Will Goodan, a creative director born and raised in LA, but now residing in the electrically colourful city of Tokyo. His studio, Kanzen Lazer, is known for extremely eye-catching still and moving compositions, so it’s ironic that Will himself was drawn to this Tommasini Super Prestige like a bee to a flower.
“I saw it on an auction and bought it without even thinking, because it is literally a mirror image of my design portfolio,” Will admits. “From the colours to the stallions galloping on the top tube, I had to grab it. I didn’t even ride it once until spontaneously a friend and I decided to ride from Tokyo to Osaka in 6 days on these newly obtained road bikes.”
After riding equally beautiful track bikes for 6 years prior to the Super Prestige, you can imagine that a geared drivetrain took a bit of getting used to. Hopefully, the Dura-Ace groupset was sympathetic and performed as reliably as it was designed to. Coupled with Irio Tommasini’s frame, it should have been like riding a winged DayGlo unicorn.