ID a Pinarella
Hi folks...new to forum so please forgive posting blunders. I gleaned from the forums that if newly interested in road biking, perhaps go with an older good bike first. So I saw a Pinarello on CL got it for 120 and I kind of wanted to know what type and year it might be. I know this same question has been asked before and I know it is not clear cut.
I am a noobie to bikes and do not know all the terms. It does have chrome chain stays and seat stays I believe originally it had the commemorative 84 Olympics paint job as there is yellow blue and red in all the rights spots under the flaking top coat
Here are some pictures I took
My other question is...I am retiring soon and would like to take some bike trips (form town to town campsite to campsite) being on the road for a few weeks. would this be a bike to use for that purpose or should I have a more substantial bike? This bike seems very light and minimalist.
Thanks in advance for any thoughts!
Last edited by billtmore; 11-07-10 at 03:53 PM.
Looks like it needs a bit of work, but for $120 you stole it! Looks like an interesting mix of Shimano and Campy -all nice stuff.
That is a racing bike and for touring, you might want something different. Like a dedicated touring bike. Not to worry, just clean it up, polish it so it shines and you should have no problem selling it for $500++
Thanks for the feedback Rocket-sauce...I was pretty sure it was a good deal. I guess I really did not think about a touring line of bikes.Do you have any older/better but cheaper recommendations along that line? I guess if I get really interested in biking I can always have 2 or 3 bikes to suit the occasion!
Originally Posted by billtmore
It's Pinarello, with an "o" at the end, not an "a." You're forgiven.
Originally Posted by billtmore
Well it doesn't look like the Treviso I just let go. That frame had absolutely beautiful detailing like chrome at the top of the seat stay, and a chrome fork crown. Your bike looks like the entire chain stays and seat stays are chrome along with the complete fork. Could be a different year, but my guess is it is not a Treviso. Then again I'm no expert on Pinarello, either. Nice find, and worth a complete restoration for sure. The repaint and decals will cost less than you think.
However, a touring bike that is not. If you are looking for something you can carry all your gear with, and you want it to be a vintage/classic bike look for an old Cannondale ST800. If you can find the 1986 ST800 its kind of like the holy grail of touring bikes. Lighter, stronger, faster, and better climber than anything steel, yet still one of the early handmade US built bikes. That it came with a Brooks saddle, Superbe Pro components (including pedals) make it a dream build. You would be astounded what you can find 'em for on Craigslist, and you can sell the vintage/classic bits if you want (which will almost always pay for the bike) or have no interest in 'em versus other kit. I would not try to make a vintage lightweight race bike, like your Pinarello, into a touring bike. Get a touring bike.
Last edited by mtnbke; 11-07-10 at 02:47 PM.
I know it is awfully hard to ID old piranellos. if it had the tri color paint originally would that be the way to go in a paint job?
I was hoping top get some ideas on touring bikes and the st800 is a start! I found a list of older touring bikes and I guess will keep my eyes open
I am not sure what kind of biking I will do in retirement I just know it could be something to add to my list of things to do and I would like to have a proper bike for it
You know, I'm changing my mind. I think that actually may be a Treviso...