Have you got a Pinarello? Put it here. Mine is an Asolo, bought off this very same forum (in a bike purchasing frenzy) and sat untouched in my shed for 3 years, before deciding that I really ought to replace the chain, sort out the brakes and repair the rear mech. So almost 3 years to the day, I took it to France and cycled up Mont Ventoux with it. In a nod to Giovanni Battaglin, I kept the triple - or maybe it's because I'm too fat to get up Ventoux without it! It's a beautiful, comfortable ride - although it still needs the wheels to be trued. Nevertheless, it received admiring glances in France and for a maiden ride (ooh err) couldn't be bettered - oh to be back in the Gorges de la Nesque.
Bollocks - attention fail. Please move to Bikes and Bits!
^^ Nice view...what's the bike look like? ;)
I'll play, this is my '85 Pinarello Montello.
Bought it pretty cheap as it needed some love - didn't shift, bottom bracket loose, wonky wheels, but sorted all that out quick smart. Didn't know it was a Montello at the time, but some research indicated it was - no chainstay bridge and SLX tubes (rifling in the seat tube.) The TT cables guides are not typically Montello, but probably would have been bought as a frame only - http://bulgier.net/pics/bike/Catalogs/pinarello85/9d.jpg
Unfortunately a bad respray has removed any evidence of decals, and although I haven't got the paint stripper onto it yet, there doesn't appear to be any chrome on the rear triangle.
Came with a replacement aluminium fork and Tri-Loc headset, which I put up with for a while, but recently threw on a generic chromed steel fork and Campy headset. Then the day after I had that installed an original Pinarello fork turned up on ebay which I managed to pay far too much for, so that's waiting to get installed when I find some time.
Grand plan is to do a full restoration - strip and paint, new decals, Campy 8-speed jewellery...but it's a slow process and to be honest I'm enjoying riding it with the Tricolour/105 stuff on it at the moment. Also came with a panto'd Cinelli 1A stem.
It lives in Melbourne, Australia.
I've got a pinarello dynalite with a 10 speed centaur groupset. Mid-90's I think. I got a great deal on the frame and forks. It had basically been hung on someone's wall for a decade! Since then it turned into a but of a money pit as I try to do the frame justice but it was totally worth it.
Here's my Pinarello Asolo, late 80s/early 90s. Got it on ebay last year and had it resprayed at Armourtex in the same purple but with a fine silver shimmer too which looks great in the sun. Took it up for L'Eroica Brittania 100 in the summer. A white San Marco Rolls was recently switched for a leather saddle for a touring weekend. Mix of a Campag SR/CR group set but ideally would have a complete C-record set one day.
I ended up owning more than a couple of them... Maybe is because I come from Treviso and when I was a kid I always looked at them as the best bikes in the world (not really knowing any other brand).
My first was a Montello, in Banesto colours. The paint was flaking and the decals were removed, so after a couple of years I decide to restore it, changing colour and group (from a full Chorus RS to a mix of Athena, chorus and croce d'aune in graphite finish).
Got for a about a year an alu Pista:
later sold to upgrade to carbon, a 2012 Xtrack sprint
And then this Stelvio for my girlfriend
That Montello is incredible, nice work.
I just swapped my boardman hybrid for this, kind of Pinarello. I think its a result
Shouldn't this be in Bikes&Bits?
my 2002 Pinny - replaced the handlebar, stem, and wheels last summer, I'll have to find an original photo.
So following post #3 above, the frame has been stripped of its components, stripped of its crappy powdercoat, chromed, painted, decals and clear coat. It now looks like this:
Astute readers may recognise what I was aiming for: http://bulgier.net/pics/bike/catalogs/pinarello85/9d.jpg
Absolutely stoked with the result. Now to put some jewellery on it...
1993 Pinarello Asolo Team Replica (replica of one of Indurain's Tour frames)
... Banco Español de Crédito
Once it looked like this
Now it looks like this - cracked seat tube....
A pinarello Monvisio in my favourite colour.
Not mine, but today I built this little baby:
Bellissimo. Old Chorus / Athena crank?
You work in the pinarello store now?
It's just a Record pista crankset, and yes, I work there now!
here's mine Pinarello, at the moment just frame. Pinarello Dynalite crono.
its kind a optimistic wish, but searching for original 650c fork, maybe someone has any info?
Finished for now
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