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Old 10-27-15, 05:06 PM
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80s Pinarello Identification Help

Hello everybody!

I've been lurking around here for some time as I'm shopping for a bike. I must say that there is a huge wealth of information here and I'm so glad I've found this forum.

However, one bit of knowledge I haven't been able to ascertain is the identification of this pinarello. The owner claims it to be an early 80s Treviso model but I've got some qualms about that.

The bike appears to be fully equipped with shimano 105 grouppo. I haven't been able to find a Treviso with this and nothing in a Pinarello catalog about shimano 105 until 1987. Studying the catalog, the bike that most closely resembles is a Dolomite, however the dolomite had a side facing sticker on the seat tube whereas the bike in question seems to have a front facing. The dolomite also features a non chrome fork. Using that info, it leads me to a 1987 Piccolo as it had a chrome fork in the catalog however the owner says that bike is too big for her at 5'4". Its my understanding that the piccolo was only available in smaller sizes as it was marketed as a bike for smaller riders with 26 in wheels. The piccolo also has the same decal layout problem as the Dolomite.

This leaves me at a loss for the identification of the bike and I could really use your help with this. Also, if you are able to ID this beautiful steed, could you also try to ballpark a value for it? I've also included the page form the 1987 catalog for the dolomite and piccolo.

Thanks in advance,
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Old 10-27-15, 05:25 PM
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Fine Italian frame: check
Nisi HR22 Italian racing wheels: check
Shimano 105 groupset: say what?

This bike is begging for some Campy. Don't know the 1st thing about Pinarello but someone here will. Nice bike!
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Old 10-27-15, 06:21 PM
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I wouldn't worry too much about the Pinarello decal on the seat-tube. Makers sometimes used different size decals on smaller frames, because what looks right on a 58cm frame can look silly on a 48cm frame. As an example a maker may use a head-tube size decal on the seat-tube.

The most important decal is the Columbus tubing decal. It looks like the Dolomite uses Matrix tubing which as a tubeset was 200g more than their SL model tubeset. This makes sense when you consider that the Dolomite was more of an economy bike with respect to the Treviso.

I'd value the bike at about 350-400, assuming no major dings, dents, scrapes, corrosion, stuck seatpost or stuck stem.
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Old 10-27-15, 06:33 PM
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If it's the dolomite, I wouldn't pay $350-$400 for the bike. There are better bikes out there at that price point. That said, the group on the bike does not necessarily tell you the bike model. Some close ups of the frame and the tubing stickers would help identify the bike and whether or not it's a treviso.
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Wow! thanks for all the responses already! I'll see if I can't get some more photos of the tubes from the seller. While I'm at it, would a serial number help in identifying too?
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Old 10-28-15, 04:28 AM
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When I saw a Pinarello bike for sale on a local second hand website 6 months ago, I had the same questions. Mine had a mix of Shimano (600 and RX-100) and SR parts. The photographs didn't tell me much about the type of frame. It had very nice blue paint from back to front, no chrome. No corrosion either. That was all the info I had. So I asked for a photograph of the bottom bracket serial number. They seller gave that to me. I couldn't find anything about it on the net.
The price? I payed 125 Euro.

When I picked it up the seller (a vintage racing bike lover) told me he had offers higher than his asking price. But I was first. He sold it because he finally found a nice Gios he always wanted.
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