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Old 03-01-18, 03:19 AM
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Help Identify my Vintage Pinarello

Hey guys and gals,

I've been actively trying to identify my vintage Pinarello which I have owned for about 5 years now. From the research I have done, Iím fairly certain the model is a 1983 Pinarello Super Prestige but I was hoping someone here might be able to confirm for sure. The frame example that seems to be the most consistent of everthing I have seen from the era is shown on Listing 244 on the virtual museum on Speedbicycles.ch (sorry am unable to post the link yet).

I'm basing my reasoning on the following:

Chrome rear triangle
Chromed GPT logos on the top of the seat stay
Campagnolo dropouts
Bridged chainstay
Internal cable routing in top tube, down tube and chain stay
Headtube badge
Bottom dropout
Single bottle cage
Consistent seat post and Campagnolo headset
Columbus sticker consistent with KL tubing of era

Are there any other identifying features that can confirm the model?
Does anyone have any more information on the Super Prestige model? Brochures etc?
Does anyone know what information can be extracted from the serial numbers for Pinarelloís of this era?

Thanks in advance for any help that you can offer.
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I was thinking a Treviso, but it has nicer details than a Treviso like the fully chromed rear triangle.
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Welcome to the the forums.Yes, it certainly is ticking all the right boxes, particularly the internal brake and derailleur cables. Another thing you can do to increase your confidence level is to verify the seat post diameter. Due to it's lighter gauge, Columbus KL used a 27.4mm post, as opposed to the 27.2mm of SL. Just make sure the previous owner didn't use an undersize post.This would be detected via a cinch slot that would be pinched about 0.6mm narrower at the top. I assume the drive side dropout has the holes for the Portacatena chain holder.

Regarding the serial number, it would appear to have been manufactured in 1982. At this time the model was catalogued as the Prestige S. There is an extant 1982 catalogue but it does not show the chromed seat stays. However, the catalogue would have been prepared in late 1981 and the decison to feature more chrome might have been made shortly after the catalog was released. The other possibility is a 1983 model manufactured in late 1982 but this one appears to have been manufactured relatively early in the year. I'm leaning towards a 1982 Prestige S.
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A Prestige Model from the first half of the '80s, as T-Mar has already released. There should be close pictures of the front derailleur fixing and the fork crown and head badge.
I would be curious about some Prestige owners about the 27.4 mm seat post. Mine wants a 27.2 mm seat post. Although, according to the thickness of the tube, as I learned to measure it, it was made from KL.
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Awesome, thanks for your help. Here are some more pictures.

I'll get the calipers out and have a look at the seat post diameter. I can't remember seeing mounting holes for a Portacatena chain holder, but I will check again when I'm home.

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Thanks for the newer pictures!
The fork crown shows that it was made before 1983. However, it is likely that it is not older than 1982 because the painting-style of the seat stays suggests this. Ergo it's a '82s.
But I would still be curious about the front derailleur. In 1982, the more expensive models, like this one, had already applied the braze-on solution. Before '82, there were unique two screw fixings on top models.
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Yeah this one has the braze-on for the front derailleur. This is the best photo I have.

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- integrated cabling (but only on top tube, not down tube), which suggests Prestige S with KL tubing (but no downtube cablingÖ), or could be Super Record version with internal cabling on top tube (I havenít come across thisÖ)
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