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Is this a REAL Pinarello? Please look at the pictures and the provided serial number.

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Is this a REAL Pinarello? Please look at the pictures and the provided serial number.

Old 10-13-15, 01:48 PM
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Is this a REAL Pinarello? Please look at the pictures and the provided serial number.

Hello everyone,
I recently acquired a bike with the Pinarello decals on it. Could you take a look at the photos and the serial number and let me know whether this is a real Pinarello or just some cheap bike with couple of decals? Thank you very much!
Serial Number of the Bike: ARYF547686
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Old 10-13-15, 01:54 PM
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Nope, not real. Move on

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If it was a real Pinarello most of the decals would have flaked off by now
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Nope. Decals are in too good of shape.
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Originally Posted by Ex Pres View Post
If it was a real Pinarello most of the decals would have flaked off by now
Zinnnggg!!!!
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Old 10-13-15, 10:54 PM
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not
even
close.
It's a Japanese-made Mtn. Bike, lugged, those chain stays remind me of some Asian Schwinns and perhaps some Univega/Miyatas used similar.
Serial number format ring any bells with the experts?
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Originally Posted by Ex Pres View Post
If it was a real Pinarello most of the decals would have flaked off by now
Originally Posted by icepick_trotsky View Post
Nope. Decals are in too good of shape.
Originally Posted by thinktubes View Post
Zinnnggg!!!!
Ehhh.....

I had a well used Pinarello CX bike with pristine decals. Enough details are off with the op's bike for me to say 'no' its not a Pinarello. Pinarello tended to use much more elaborate head tube badges/decals. They certainly didn't use wrap around style decals.
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the ultimate serial number expert has responded off-list, and he says this is an Araya-made frame from 1985, so no Pinarello (or anything Italian) though for a while in '89 Pinarello DID make Mtn. bikes but according to HIM WHO KNOWS these had the easy-to-recognize Pinarello pantos and lug piercings, etc..

And we really miss T-Mar around here cause he knows so much and in such detail!
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