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 Super Record Special is for sure one of the best racing machine which ever left Giovanni Pinarello’s factory in Treviso, Italy. The ”Special” was their top model from mid 1970s till early 1980s (when the Treviso was launched) and basically the frame with which Pinarello started to dominate on cycling races around the globe.
Happy to present another iconic racing machine from mid/late 1970s – Pinarello Super Record Special. Completely chromed frameset is made of lightweight Columbus SL tubes and is easily recognisable by ”GP” (Giovanni Pinarello) engravings and famous Pinarello head badge on head tube. Amazing blue metalic paint job fits perfectly for this beauty and only top of the line components are good enough: Campagnolo Super Record groupset (Pat.78), Cinelli cockpit, San Marco Concor saddle. The bike stayed in a bikeshop in Treviso near Pinarello facility for many many years, it was ridden a few times and is in completely original condition, also decals, tubulars, bar tape. No much words needed.
Great catch for all Pinarello lovers any vintage bike collector. Original condition. Ready for L’Eroica ride.
Frame & Fork: Pinarello Special, Columbus SL steel
-seat tube (c-t): 55 cm
-top tube (c-c): 54 cm
-headset tube: 11,8 cm
-standover: 78,7 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo Super Record (53/42)
Bottom bracket : Campagnolo Super Record
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record (PAT.78)
Headset: Campagnolo Super Record
Shifters: Campagnolo Record
Brake Levers: Campagnnolo Super Record
Brakes: Campagnolo Super Record
Stem: Cinelli (105 mm)
Handlebar: Cinelli Giro d’Italia
Chain: Regina Record
Hubs: Campagnolo Record (32s)
Tubulars: Clement CF (original)
Seatpost: Campagnolo Record (27,2mm)
Seat: San Marco Concor (original)
Pedals: Campagnolo Superleggeri
Handlebar Tape: Cloth (original)
Bar end plugs: Pinarello (original)
Condition: Mint condition. The frame has no cracks, no dents and is not bend. Original paint and decals. Some tiny tiny signs of storage. Groupset and wheelset are in mint / new old stock condition.
Era: mid/late 1970s
Price: SOLD (August 2018)