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1990 Marinoni Special (54cm C-T)

Old 11-04-21, 11:35 PM
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FS: 1990 Marinoni Special (54.5cm C-T)


For sale is a wonderful, 1990 Marinoni Special custom bicycle. I have owned this machine for a few months shy of a decade and gave it a full rehabilitation when first purchased. Since then, it has been ridden enough times to count on one hand due to other bicycles getting more saddle time.

This steed begs for steep, exciting descents, calf busting climbs and smooth, flat road to let you spin the miles out. All of which are a ride life I didn't provide but hope one of you will.

Back in 2016, I attended the Marinoni movie screening, "Fire in the Frame", in Portland, Oregon. I ended up coming home with a poster, signed by Giuseppe Marinoni, with full intention to frame it but never did. This also will go to the new owner. Images on the Flickr album.

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Price: $ SOLD $
Cash, PayPal (F&F or add 3% additional), or Venmo accepted.
I am located in Corvallis, Oregon and am hopeful for a local sale. I will be in Portland in mid-February so delivery to close-in PDX is possible.
However, if you are interested and shipping, I am open to this but would only do so by dropping the bike off at a trusted local shop for boxing and shipping. I understand this process adds to the cost but I have simply backed away from boxing bikes up myself any longer due to liabilities and previously bad experiences. Therefore, professional boxing and shipping is $175 to anywhere in the contiguous US.

Specs are as follows:
Color: Blue, fluorescent yellow and maroon metallic fade
Frame Size: 54.5cm (C-T) seat post & 54cm (C-C) top tube
Frame/Drop-outs: Columbus SL; Campagnolo
Fork: Columbus
Bars: 3TTT Grand Prix
Bar Tape: Deda; Marinoni branded bar end plugs
Stem: 3TTT
Headset: Shimano 600
Saddle: Terry; Black
Seat Post: Shimano 600; Aero
Crankset: Shimano 600; Shimano 52/42; 170mm
Front Derailleur: Shimano 600
Rear Derailleur: Shimano 600
Shift Levers: Shimano 600
Brake Levers: Shimano 600
Brake Calipers: Shimano 600; Shimano pads
Cable and Housing: Dura-Ace SLx; Gray
Cassette: Shimano Hyperglide 7-Speed (13/14/15/16/17/19/21)
Chain: Shimano Deore XT
Hubs: Shimano 600
Wheels: Ambrosio 19 Extra Super Elite; 700c; 36 hole; Shimano skewers
Tires: Vitorria Rubino Pro; Black; 70025c
Pedals: Unbranded city pedals; Champagne and silver
Special Features: Double bottle mounts; Exceptional lug work with pantographed Marinoni seat stay cap and fork crown; M bottom bracket cutout; Internally routed brake housing; Pump peg; Chain rest

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42/21 bailout gearing? Calf busting climbs for sure!

That is an incredible paint job over great tubing. Super nice!
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
42/21 bailout gearing? Calf busting climbs for sure!
Not for the faint of heart!

Much obliged on the kind remarks.
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I have a Marinoni "Special" from about the same time. It rides, climbs, sprints as good as my Merckxs or Guerciottis. Were it a 55cm, I'd be typing a PM right now in lieu of this thread bump. Extra cool points that it was built by the Men's 80-84 World Hour Record holder, 24.24 miles in one hour by an 80 year old guy. "Impressive", doesn't do that justice.
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Originally Posted by nomadmax View Post
I have a Marinoni "Special" from about the same time. It rides, climbs, sprints as good as my Merckxs or Guerciottis. Were it a 55cm, I'd be typing a PM right now in lieu of this thread bump. Extra cool points that it was built by the Men's 80-84 World Hour Record holder, 24.24 miles in one hour by an 80 year old guy. "Impressive", doesn't do that justice.
Thanks for chiming in to confirm the street cred of this machine. It's got a lot going for it! And yes, Mr. Marinoni's story is something to behold. For those who don't know, check out the full length feature film about his pursuit here. Offered on Apple!

Oh and for laughs, I remeasured and this one measures out exactly at 54.5cm (C-T; post edited). Strange size but maybe it was a custom thing?
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Old 11-09-21, 11:50 AM
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When you see a Special decal, it was custom built for a customer
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Santa loves to deliver vintage bikes!
This beauty is ready to go for someone on the nice list!

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Marinoni bikes are truly impressive machines, Great look coupled with excellent workmanship and superb ride quality. My present Marinoni is the best feeling/riding bike that I have ever owned. The price offered by the OP is good deal, in my opinion.

My first Marinoni and I sold it only because it had been powder coated...


My present Marinoni and it is a keeper. Can't wait till next season when, once my hands are fixed, I can ride it again...
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Cheers to you, randyjawa for the kind remarks regarding my Marinoni.
That orange, is just... spectacular! I'd have a difficult time letting it go, even with the past sins of powder.
As for your fixed Marinoni, that beauty looks fast just standing still! Here's to the spring when we can get our "fast bikes" out again.
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To the top.

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I've taken a little break from selling but now that the riding season is within grasp as we enter spring, it's time to get this one back into the limelight.

Please PM with any questions!

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The spring means riding. Let's get this one back on the road!

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Happy Spring!

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I'm getting to the point where I'm starting to consider pulling all the parts off and selling the frame and groupset on their own. I'd rather not so pricing is adjusted accordingly.
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I have ridden many Marinonis and would jump on this one were it a bit taller. Great price for a great paintwork!
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Not to derail this sales thread, but I wanted to add how much I enjoy riding my Marinoni. They really are wonderful bikes. Suppose I need to find the Marinoni photo thread.



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Thanks for the comments everyone. I don't see any of them as derailing at all. They all help speak to the brand and level of quality these bikes are at.
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