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 since 1960 – 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 1994, 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…
Happy to present legendary Pinarello Paris frameset, shining in beautiful Telekom 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. Ready to be build.
Love at first sight.
Frame & Fork: PINARELLO Paris Telekom, Vires 7003 Alloy, Columbus steel fork
-seat tube (c-t): 62,5 cm
-seat tube (c-c): 58
-top tube (c-c): 58 cm
-headset tube: 19 cm
-seat tube diameter: 27,2mm
Headset: Campagnolo Record
Stem: 3T (130mm)
Seat tube clamp: Pinarello (original)
Condition: New old stock. The frame was built, used as display bike, then demounted. The frame has no cracks, no dents, not bent. Original paint and decals.