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 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 amazing looking steel beauty from mid 1980s – Pinarello Montello SLX. Superb frameset is build of Columbus SLX butted tubing with Pinarello’s special designed bottom bracket and shines in stunning metallic blue paintjob. It’s easily to detect beautiful Pinarello deatils appeared in many locations like fork crown, lugs, bottom bracket, seat clamp, front derailleur braze-on, rear brake bridge. By no surprise, it’s built with top of the line Campagnolo Super Record groupset (pat.85) with Pinarello pantograph chainring, seatpost and shifters. 3ttt Pinarello cockpit, Ambrosio Strada Professional rims, Concor saddle makes it perfect in every single detail. No much words needed.
For all Pinarello lovers. Great catch for any collector for a fair price. L’Eroica ready.
Frame & Fork: Pinarello Montello, Columbus SLX (frame no. HH258)
– seat tube (c-t): 55 cm
– top tube (c-c): 54 cm
– headset tube: 12 cm
– standover: 79 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo Super Record, Pinarello chainring (52/42)
Bottom bracket : Campagnolo Super Record
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record
Headset: Campagnolo Super Record
Shifters: Campagnolo Super Record, Pinarello pantograph
Brake Levers: Campagnnolo Super Record
Brakes: Campagnolo Super Record
Stem: 3ttt Record Pinarello (100 mm)
Handlebar: 3ttt Mod Competizione
Chain: Regina CX
Freewheel: Regina CX (6 speed)
Hubs: Campagnolo Super Record
Rims: Ambrosio Strada Professional
Seatpost: Campagnolo Super Record, Pinarello pantograph (27,2mm)
Seat: Selle San Marco Concor (original)
Pedals: Campagnolo Super Record
Toe cage: Galli
Leather straps: Christophe, black
Handlebar Tape: white
Tubulars: Continetal Giro (new)
Condition: Used, but good condition. Original paint and decals. No cracks, no dents, not bend. Some signs of normal use. Groupset and wheelset are in very good condition.