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 SLX was a landmark model for Pinarello and is for sure one of the best racing machine which ever left Giovanni Pinarello’s factory in Treviso, Italy. The ”Montello SLX” was their top model in years 1984-’88 and basically the frame with which Pinarello started to dominate on cycling races around the globe. In mid 1980s Montello SLX achieved many important victories such as the 1984 Olympics Road Race, Vuelta a España, the Giro d’Italia and stages of the Tour de France.
Superb frameset is made of high end Columbus SLX butted tubing with Pinarello’s special designed bottom bracket. It’s easy to detect beautiful ”GPT” engravings on the top of the fork crown and seat stay. Pinarello logo appeared in many locations like lugs, seat clamp, front derailleur braze-on, bottom bracket and rear brake bridge.
Proudly presenting this superb racing machine – Pinarello Montello SLX, which dates back to 1987. The frame is work of art and was a reference by which other racing bikes were judge back in mid 1980s. Completely built with superb Campagnolo C Record groupset and iconic Delta brakes, 3ttt cockpit, Ambrosio Servizio Corse rims, San Marco Regal saddle. Love at first sight!
For all Pinarello lovers. Great catch for any collector. Fair price
Frame & Fork: Pinarello Montello, Columbus SLX steel (frame no. S762S)
– seat tube (c-t): 56 cm
– top tube (c-c): 54,5 cm
– headset tube: 12,5 cm
– standover: 79,5 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo C Record (52/39)
Bottom bracket : Campagnolo C Record
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo C Record
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo C Record
Headset: Campagnolo C Record
Shifters: Campagnolo C Record
Brake Levers: Campagnnolo C Record
Brakes: Campagnolo C Record Delta
Stem: 3ttt Record
Handlebar: 3ttt Super Criterium
Hubs: Campagnolo C Record
Rims: Ambrosio Servizio Corse
Tubulars: Continental Giro (new)
Seatpost: Campagnolo C Record, Pinarello pantograph (27,2mm)
Seat: San Marco Regal Girardi (original)
Pedals: Campagnolo C Record
Handlebar Tape: Black, Benotto
Condition: Used, but very good condition. The frame has no cracks, no dents, not bent. Some signs of normal use. Groupset and wheelset are in very good condition.