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1986-7 Pinarello Montello finally restored

Old 09-04-22, 05:03 PM
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1986-7 Pinarello Montello finally restored

I have finally had my Pinarello restored to it's former glory. Paint retouch, tuned, rims trued, some NOS bits and now ready to roll. I wish to thank all the great help and advice I have received. I appreciate this very much. I am extremely happy. I am the original owner and had this bicycle custom built in Toronto, Canada in 1988. I rode recreationally for 3 seasons and then stored for 33 years due to back health issues. The frame is in excellent condition as it should be after sleeping for 33 years!! The Mavic hubs are smooth as silk and wonderful on the way down. Just as I remember.

It was a long battle in trying to figure out the production date of my frame but after sending numerous requests I finally received the good news. After supplying images and the SN, of my Montello frame to Pinarello's head office, I received clarification from the Customer Care division that the frame was produced between 1986-1987. They were extremely happy that vintage Pinarello's were still being ridden. I have replaced the 1988 TdF decal with the Olympic Alex Grewal win since the paint scheme reflects that.(Pinarello spokesman said this would have been applied prior to shipping to the Toronto bicycle shop).

Frame size info:

The frame has no cracks, no dents, dings and not bent, never dropped or involved in accident.

1986 or 87 Montello, Serial No. GG613, Columbus SLX with chrome Campagnola dropouts, Top Tube internal cable routing, rear triangle(both upper seat and lower chain stays are chromed), pantographed Pinarello Initials.

Original paint has been touched up by professional bicycle restorer and all new frame decals. Arco LA'84 paint scheme is original and was like Alex Grewal's Pinarello and his 1984 Olympic Road Race win.

I am 5'8"/178cm and this frame size was fine for my height. I am assuming it was a 21" frame and I measured the frame based on the method of old style measuring methods here: https://www.sheldonbrown.com/frame-sizing.html


Top Tube: @52cm - c to c

Head Tube: 11cm

Seat Tube: @52cm - c to t

Standover: 76cm

Head Tube Badge: Pinned Metal Badge - not a decal

Headset: Mavic 310 or 312 - 1984-85

Forks: Columbus, all chrome, Pinarello pantographed, purchased with earlier Pinarello Treviso build.


1985 Mavic Groupset - All Original and purchased new in '85

Crankset: Mavic 630 - 9/16" x 20 (English)

Chainrings: Mavic 144BCD 42-53

Front Derailleur: Mavic 862 SSC

Rear Derailleur: Mavic 851 SSC

Control Levers: Mavic Anodized with return friction

Hubs: Mavic 550 RD

Rims: Mavic G40. I have original MA40 rims, however one was scuffed and scratched when I tried to change a flat with a screwdrive(don't ask), so I found these 2 used ones on eBay and had them rebuilt.

1984 Modolo Group - All Original and purchased new in '85

Brakes: Modolo Master Pro

Brake levers: Modolo Master Pro

Brake Lever Hoods: NOS - Modolo 919 handrests. Purchased online 2021

Brake Pads: NOS Modolo D 0015 Synterised Brake Blocks(Not shown on photos but will send with purchase). Purchased online 2021.

Rear Cassette: Original Regina Extra BX 13-21

Handlebars: Original Italian Cycloman Mod. Starling

Stem: Pinarello with engraved logo

Chain: Replaced with New KMC.

Seatpost: Original American Classic

Saddle: Original Super Turbo

Tires: New Michelin Dynamic Classics 700 x 23C

I still have the original Sedis chain, spokes, Mavic cables and coverings, lever hoods, Mavic MA 40 rims, 2 black bottle holders and hex bolts as well as some original Mavic wrenches.
Thanks again for all those that gave advice!!


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