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.
The Pinarello Montello was a landmark model for Pinarello and was the frame with which Pinarello achieved their first major pro victories such as the 1984 Olympics Road Race, Vuelta a España, the Giro d’Italia and stages of the Tour de France. It was available in red, blue and Spumoni green color option.
Happy to present another very exclusive and highly collectible steel beauty – Pinarello Montello Cromovelato. Very early Montello frame dates back to 1984, made of Columbus SL butted tubing with Pinarello’s special designed bottom bracket and shines in extraordinary Cromovelato paint-job. It’s easy to detect stunning Pinarello details appeared in many locations like fork crown, lugs, bottom bracket, seat clamp, front derailleur braze-on, rear brake bridge. The cherry on the top of the cake is Campagnolo 50th Anniversary groupset (no.4263) and other superb parts: 3ttt Pinarello cockpit, beautiful San Marco Rolls saddle, Ambrosio Aero rims. All original.
For all Pinarello lovers. Great catch for any collector for a fair price. L’Eroica ready.
Frame & Fork: Pinarello Montello Cromovelato (frame no 1C 162)
– seat tube (c-t): 55 cm
– top tube (c-c): 54 cm
– headset tube: 12.5 cm
– standover: 79.5 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo 50th Ann (170mm, no. 4263)
Bottom bracket : Campagnolo 50th Ann
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo 50th Ann
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo 50th Ann
Headset: Campagnolo 50th Ann
Shifters: Campagnolo 50th Ann
Brake Levers: Campagnnolo 50th Ann
Brakes: Campagnolo 50th Ann
Stem: 3ttt Record Pinarello (115mm)
Handlebar: 3ttt Mod Competizione
Freewheel: Regina Oro
Hubs: Campagnolo 50th Ann
Rims: Ambrosio Aero
Seatpost: Campagnolo 50th Ann (27,2mm)
Seat: Selle San Marco Rolls
Pedals: Campagnolo 50th Ann
Toe cage: Campagnolo 50th Ann
Handlebar Tape: vintage, white
Tubulars: Continetal Giro (new)
Condition: Used, but good condition. Original paint and decals. No cracks, no dents, not bent. Some signs of normal use. Groupset and wheelset are in good condition and works fine.
Weight: 9.3 kg (as on photos)