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Serial Numbers for 1985 and 1989 Pinarellos

Old 07-09-24, 11:42 PM
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Hi serial number decoders,

I recently bought a well used yet straight and great Pinarello frame at what I felt like a great price, and I believe this must have been a 1985/86 Super Record or Catena Lusso bike based on the chrome fork and chain stay. Serial number is MM 572. 1984 sticker, the remains of the Giri d'Italia sticker as well, yet where the type of the bike should be, it just said 'Italia' on the top tube. Not sure, maybe you know more!

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Old 07-10-24, 12:00 AM
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Originally Posted by MP21
Hi serial number decoders,

I recently bought a well used yet straight and great Pinarello frame at what I felt like a great price, and I believe this must have been a 1985/86 Super Record or Catena Lusso bike based on the chrome fork and chain stay. Serial number is MM 572. 1984 sticker, the remains of the Giri d'Italia sticker as well, yet where the type of the bike should be, it just said 'Italia' on the top tube. Not sure, maybe you know more!

I'm new here, so I'm not allowed to attached photos yet.
Welcome,

Pinarello serial numbers aren't all that helpful, although the format (XX###) aligns with mid 80's models.

Have a look through the '85 catalog and see if you can match frame details: https://bulgier.net/pics/bike/Catalogs/Pinarello85/

There wasn't an 'Italia' model in the '85 catalog, but there was in the '82 catalog: https://bulgier.net/pics/bike/Catalogs/Pinarello82/

Would be good to see some photos, you can upload them to your album and we should be able to view them from there.


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Old 07-10-24, 12:09 AM
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Thank you! It doesn't look like a 1982 Italia, partly because the fork and the chain stay are chrome. Here is my album of the frame: g/album/34643970
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Nuts, I can't access your album - they must have stopped that.
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Nuts, I can't access your album - they must have stopped that.
Well, only seven more posts to go before I can share images or an URL.
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Originally Posted by ManekiNico
Here’s a data point for you: My Treviso’s serial no. is CC944. Its production was dated to late 1985 (purchased June ’86).
That helps a lot indeed, thanks, given how mine is MM572.
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This is a stunning bike, have fun with it!
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Here’s my 1989 Pinarello Montello in the Chromnero cromovelato paint and uncommon matching stem and seat post. First, as I bought it back in 2000 with 8-spd Dura Ace 7400 series and now how I have it set up 11-sod Campy Athena mix.




I’ve since replaced those 28mm Pirelli with 25cm GP5000s. Great tires but I felt they added just a little too much plushness at the expense of sharpness in handling. It was really a fun ride before, more funner now!

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Old 07-11-24, 05:59 AM
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That's very cool. I just checked, and my chrome fork is numbers matching, so it must be the original as well.
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So what do you make of A.28 as a serial? From a Craigslist, not my pix




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So what do you make of A.28 as a serial?
Just adds to the confusion. Any more pictures?
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Sent a couple more. Not what I'd call illuminating



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Originally Posted by Steel Charlie
Sent a couple more. Not what I'd call illuminating

That wreath decal first appears in the 1990 catalog, but given that the other decals look to be intact, and there isn't a tubing decal, and the NDS chainstay is chrome, one would wonder if the paint and/or decals are original.

The crank looks like Victory which were discontinued around 1987, but may not be original.
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And there's this


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This is a beautiful bike, have a blast with it.
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So, not to spam. Really, I don't wish to.
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Yet I do need another three posts in order to show you all the photos, so we can guess my frame.
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Please bear with me, on more to go.
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Alright, let's have this party started. Pictures in the next post? I hope so!
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So, this is my mystery, MM 572 serial numbered, I'm guessing 1985 Pinarello frame.
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Excellent.

You have a 1985 Italia frame. The Italia model didn't make it into the '85 catalog, but here's a price list from '85 listing the Italia:



Pretty cool to see Pinarello stamped dropouts this early as they weren't widely adopted until 1987. The Pinarello decal on the non drive side chainstay wouldn't be original.

Older style fork crown was still being used in '85.
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Originally Posted by P!N20
Excellent.

You have a 1985 Italia frame. The Italia model didn't make it into the '85 catalog, but here's a price list from '85 listing the Italia:



Pretty cool to see Pinarello stamped dropouts this early as they weren't widely adopted until 1987. The Pinarello decal on the non drive side chainstay wouldn't be original.

Older style fork crown was still being used in '85.
That is fantastic to know, and strange how it wouldn't make it to the catalogue. Thank you so much!
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Here's how the stamping looks like on the fork:

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Let us know what your plans are for it
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Let us know what your plans are for it
I'm building it into a mix-and-match of cheap and not-so-cheap parts, because it's an unexpected project and my budget is currently rather limited. The parts I got for it include:

Campagnolo Victory headset, Mirage bottom bracket, vintage Campagnolo seatpost.

Shimano 600 Arabesque hubs and derailleurs with an SR Sakae Apex Royal crankset 52-44. Mavic CXP23 rimset. Shimano 600 brakes.

Vintage 3T stem and handlebar.
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