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 2000, Pinarello launched the ”PRINCE” , a top level model which immediately claimed the title of ”most winning” bike and was used by 2 very famous teams – Team Telekom and Fassa Bartolo. Fassa Bortolo 2001 was an Italian based team was managed by G.Ferretti with very strong riders on board like M.Bartoli, A.Petacchi, D.Frigo, F.Casagrande, I.Basso,R.Rumsas…
Alessandro Petacchi (born 3 January 1974, La Spezia) is a former Italian pro-cyclist, sprint specialist. Petacchi has won 48 grand tour stages with wins of the points jersey in the Giro, Tour and Vuelta. He also won the classics Milano-San Remo and Paris-Tours. Over 18 years, he won 183 victories and because of his incredible speed he got a nickname ”ALE-JET”.
Here we are proudly offering this winning machine from 2001 – Pinarello Prince Fassa Bortolo Team Edition, one of Alessandro Petacchi‘s spare bikes. Superb frameset (marked FB2 on the bb shell) made of Dedacciai Aluminium with carbon Vola fork and seatstay build with Shimano Dura Ace Team Edition 7700 groupset and Mavic Cosmic SSC wheels, Selle Italia Flite saddle.
Great catch for any team bike collector. Fair price.
Frame & Fork: PINARELLO Prince (marked FB2), Dedacciai Aluminium / Carbon Vola
-seat tube (c-t): 59 cm
-top tube (c-c): 57,5 cm
-headset tube: 16 cm
-standover: 81,7 cm
Crankset: Shimano Dura Ace 7700, 175mm (53/39)
Bottom bracket : Shimano Dura Ace 7700
Front Derailleur:Shimano Dura Ace 7700
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace 7700
Levers: Shimano Dura Ace 7700
Brakes: Shimano Dura Ace 7700
Handlebar: Deda Newton Classic 42cm (c-c)
Stem: Pinarello (125mm)
Wheelset: Mavic Cosmic SSC
Cassette: Shimano Dura Ace 7700 (23/11)
Seatpost: Pinarello, carbon (27,2mm)
Saddle: Selle Italia Flite Titanium
Pedals: Shimano Dura Ace 7700
Watter cages: Elite (original)
Tires: Michelin Pro Race
Handlebar Tape: Pinarello, cork (original)
Condition: Used, but good condition. The frame has no cracks, no dents, not bent. Original paint and decals. Groupset is in very good condition. All parts are working fine.