Giovanni Pinarello was born in Catena di Villorba, Italy in 1922. He was the eighth of 12 brothers. At the age of fifteen, Giovanni began making bicycles at the factory of Paglianti. After a successful amateur career he turned professional in 1947. After his carrer, in 1952 he founded Cicli Pinarello S.p.A. in Treviso, Italy.
Pinarello Gavia was released in early 1990s as successor of the Montello SLX, and was the top model, named by magnificient climb Gavia in Dolomites. Creating Gavia, Pinarello departed from his standard production design with parallel seat and head tube angles, because Greg LeMond, the winner of the Tour de France in 1986, 1989 and 1990,promoted designs that pushed the saddle further back and Gavia provided further saddle back than any other Pinarello model. The Gavia was constructed of Columbus TSX tubing. , lighter than SLX and suitable long-distance races. This model was available in red, blue with pearl white panels and pearl white with fluorescent splatter.
This very rare paint Pinarello Gavia arrived at Premium Cycling in original condition and is equipped with a complete top-class Shimano Dura Ace 7400 groupset, 3ttt stem and handlebar and Ambrosio Super Elite wheels. A must-have for Pinarello collectors!
Frame & Fork: Pinarello Gavia, Columbus TSX
Front Derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace 7400
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace 7400
Crankset: Shimano Dura Ace 7400 (53/39)
Bottom bracket: Shimano Dura Ace
Headset: Shimano Dura Ace 7400
Stem: 3ttt, 110mm
Handlebar: 3ttt Forma SL, 40cm (c-c)
Shifters: Shimano Dura ace 7400
Brake Levers: Shimano Dura Ace 7400
Brakes: Shimano Dura Ace 7400
Hubs: Shimano Dura Ace 7400
Rims: Ambrosio Super Elite
Tires: Michelin Dynamic
Seat: Selle Italia Turbo (new)
Chain: Shimano Dura Ace
Handlebar Tape: Leather
Condition: Used, but in good condition. The frame has no cracks or dents and is not bent. The original paint and decals have a few touchups of normal use, otherwise it is in very good condition. All parts are working fine.
Era: late 1980s / early 1990s
Price: SOLD (shipped to Ireland, November 2016)
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