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 has sponsored several professional teams – Team Banesto (Indurain), Team Telekom (Ullrich), Caisse d’Epargne(Valverde), Fassa Bortolo (Petacchi), Team Sky (Froome), Movistar (Quintana) among the others. In the last 30 years Pinarello bikes won incredible 13 Tour de France titles.
In 1995, Pinarello launched their new top level model, the ”PARIS” , first Pinarello’s model with oversized oval section tubing, which immediately claimed the title of ”winning machine”. Pinarello Paris was used by one of the strongest team in mid 1990s – Team Telekom with many famous rider on board: J.Ullrich, B.Riis, E.Zabel, Wesemann, Aldag. German rider, Jan Ullrich (Team Telekom) won the 1997 Tour de France ridding exactly the same Pinarello Paris with same Campagnolo Record Titanium 9s groupset as we are presenting here.
Happy to present legendary Pinarello Paris 1997 racing machine, shining in beautiful metalic blue paintjob. This work of art is made of tig welded Vires 7003 aluminum with oval downtube to increase the stiffness with Pinarello engravings and drop-outs. Completely build with Campagnolo Record Titanium 9s groupset, Mavic Ceramic SUP wheels, Cinelli cockpit and Selle Italia Turbo Matic 2 saddle. Perfect in every detail.
A legend. Amazing condition. Fair price.
Frame & Fork: PINARELLO Paris – Vires 7003 Alloy /steel Pinarello fork
– seat tube (c-t): 60.5 cm
– top tube (c-c): 57 cm
– headset tube: 16.9 cm
– standover: 83.2 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo Record 9s (175mm , 53/39)
Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo Record 9s
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Record 9s
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Record Titanium 9s
Shifters / Brake Levers: Campagnolo Record Titanium 9s
Brakes: Campagnolo Record Titanium 9s
Headset: Campagnolo Record Titanium 9s
Hubs: Campagnolo Record Titanium 9s
Rims: Mavic SUP Ceramic
Cassette: Campagnolo 9s
Chain: Campagnolo 9s
Seatpost: Campagnolo Record 27.2mm
Saddle: Selle Italia Turbo Matic 2
Stem: Cinelli (130mm)
Handlebar: Cinelli Giro d’Italia
Pedals: not included
Tires: Challenge Elite Pro 25mm (new)
Seat tube clamp: Pinarello (original)
Condition: Mint condition. Ridden a few times. No cracks, no dents, not bent. Original paint and decals. Groupset and wheel-set are in excellent condition.