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Vintage Pinarello?

Old 12-19-16, 10:52 AM
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Vintage Pinarello?

Hi! I bought this bike a few years ago and am curious about what year it's from and it's worth?? Unfortunately I had it outside but under a covering but still got some rust on the frame. Any help is appreciated, thanks!!
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Old 12-19-16, 11:39 AM
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The bike is so badly trashed and abused it's worth about $50. You may find some starry-eyed neophyte to pay more, but the value is not there. I suppose it's been relieved of the derailleur hanger also? Ahh the wheels/hubs look nice, let's raise that to $100.
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Old 12-19-16, 01:26 PM
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The rust really hurts its value, but given what you've said there is a good chance you could clean that up. A buyer won't pay based on the assumption that the rust can be cleaned because they don't know how it got in this state.

That bike would not have originally had paint over the chrome, possibly the red paint you have on the downtube. The value of the bike is essentially the value of the frame plus the value of the wheels. If you want to maximize your return, I would suggest selling the frame and components separately.

It's hard to say what the frame is from the pictures you've shown. If you could post close ups of the fork crown, the tops of the seat stays and the drive side rear drop out that would offer some clues. I'd guess it's something from the mid 80's, based on the head badge and the pump peg. If there are ridges inside the fork steerer then it's Columbus SL tubing. If there are also rides inside the downtube (felt from inside the bottom bracket) then it's SLX (which I think is unlikely). It doesn't look like there is a pantograph on the seat stay caps, which I think makes this a lower end model.

If you can clean up the rust without any pitting, the frame is probably worth $100 or so. You might get another $100 for the wheels. You might be able to sell the crank for $25. I'd be willing to spend around $100 for the whole bike as is, but I'm more into rusty old project bikes than most people. This one definitely has potential, but it would cost a lot to fix up.
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Old 12-19-16, 02:33 PM
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This may be one of the few times where having a non-drive side photo is an aid in identification. It clearly has a chainstay bridge so it's not SLX or TSX. It's no earlier than late 1980s, based on the pump peg and dual bottle bosses.
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Old 12-21-16, 01:08 AM
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Kind of painful to look too closely at.
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Old 12-21-16, 09:06 AM
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+1. What a shame.
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Old 12-21-16, 09:11 AM
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Hi, I think you are asking about its worth....how much did you pay for it when you bought it? Yes it is rusted but as you can see it was originally painted from the factory so I would clean off the rust as best you can and either clear it or paint it.
It will not be as valuable as an original but if you own it and if you intend to ride it who cares.
I have paid more than some for a rusty clapped out bike, cleaned it up and enjoyed it..they are bikes after all not "the Holy Grail" as some would describe.
Value is in the eyes of both buyer and seller and is realized after the transaction is completed...after clean up and decent paint maybe 150-250.
I suspect very few of on this forum actually make money flipping unles we are ocassionally very lucky or it is almost a full time job.
Include your time/labor and the parts to get it there and well you know the rest
JM2C's Ben clean it and enjoy it, good luck
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Old 12-22-16, 05:16 AM
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Crying to see this...
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Old 12-22-16, 07:53 AM
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I think it is good to see a bike that was used and enjoyed.

Ok, so I'm not big on the fixies, but as long as no irreversible changes were made, then it is fine.

The rust looks superficial, although it is damaging the chrome. Some of it may buff out.

I'd probably try to buff up the lugs, then repaint the main tubes. The crankset may clean up with some good elbow grease.

Hard to say what the vale is. It likely could be parted out for $200 or so, maybe more depending on how good of polishing the seller does. But, I'd probably put a value around $150 or so as-is.
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Old 12-22-16, 11:24 AM
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Do you have the original fork?
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Old 12-22-16, 11:40 AM
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If you were thinking of keeping it I would strip it down completely, clean it up, get rid of as much rust as possible and get a $60 powder coat. It may cost you more for a powder coat but there is a guy locally that does a great job for $60. There isn't much value as it is even with a cleanup.
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