Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Boulder County, CO
Bikes: '92 22" Cannondale M2000, '92 Cannondale R1000 Tandem, another modern Canndondale tandem, Two Holy Grail '86 Cannondale ST800s 27" (68.5cm) Touring bike w/Superbe Pro components and Phil Wood hubs. A bunch of other 27" ST frames & bikes.
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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 03:47 PM.