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.
Dario Pegoretti (18 January 1956 – 23 August 2018) was an Italian frame builder, out of Trento, in the Dolomites, Italy, and then later in Verona, Italy. He was widely considered to be one of the great contemporary steel and aluminum bicycle frame builders and a pioneer of lugless TIG welded frames. Pegoretti started to build frames back in 1975 apprenticed with master builder Luigi Milani, who was his father in law. They were a great friends and partners, they build frames for legendary road racers like Indurain, Pantani, Cipollini, Roche, Battaglin, Chiappucci, Tafi, Fondriest and many others. When his father-in-law passed away in the ’90s, Dario continued on, building as a contractor for various brands, also for Pinarello Reparto Corse (racing department). Later Giorgio Andretta convinced him to venture into producing frames with his own name on them. Thus, the Pegoretti brand began, and he’s been building his own frames ever since.
Proudly presenting this Italian steel masterpiece, the PINARELLO Maxim, made master framebuilder Dario Pegoretti. The frame is work of art, shinning in original Ferrari red paintjob, made of Columbus MAX tubing, featuring the perfection and attention to details to providing the best performance you might expect from early 1990s racing machine. The mix of TIG welded tubing and Pinarello’s especially designed seat lug is just extraordinary. Many special touches spotted on the frame like outstanding fork crown, rear brake bridge, drop-outs, seat lug, bottom bracket shell, all marked with Pinarello sign or ‘GP‘ logo. Only the best parts are good enough for such a beauty: Campagnolo C Record groupset, Campagnolo Omega rims, 3tt Pinarello cockpit and Rolls saddle. No much words needed.
A real jewel. Great catch for any vintage bike lover.
Frame & Fork: Pinarello Maxim, Columbus Max
- seat tube (c-t): 61,5 cm
- seat tube (c-c): 58,5 cm
- top tube (c-c): 58 cm
- headset tube: 17 cm
- standover: 84 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo C Record
Bottom bracket : Campagnolo C Record
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo C Record
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo C Record
Headset: Campagnolo Super Record
Shifters: Campagnolo C Record
Brake Levers: Campagnnolo C Record
Brakes: Campagnolo Delta
Stem: 3ttt Pinarelo pantograph (105 mm)
Handlebar: 3ttt EP2
Hubs: Campagnolo C Record
Rims: Campagnolo Omega
Chain: Regina CX
Cassette: Regina CX
Seatpost: Campagnolo C Record
Seat: San Marco Rolls
Tubulars: Continenal Giro (new)
Condition: Mint, new old stock. Some tiny tiny signs of normal use and storage. No cracks, no dents, not bent. Original paint and decals.
Year: early 1990s
Price: SOLD (June 2019)