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Old 06-23-11, 02:00 PM
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Pinarello Treviso ID

Hi all, I'm new here. I often use these forums for advice on various topics but this time I can't find the answer.

I have been trying to ID a Pinarello frame I'm selling. I've decided to get it restored and then sell it on. I want to do a proper job of it and I'm struggling to pin down it's exact year & model.

This afternoon I thought I'd cracked it. I decided it was an '89 Treviso because of this page in an old catalogue: http://s120.photobucket.com/albums/o...CroceDaune.jpg

Now the original poster said that catalogue was 'around' 89, but bulgier has an '89 catologue and it's different. I wonder if this catalogue is a 1990 one instead? Does anyone know? It looks slightly more modern in design.

Anyway, the Treviso in this catalogue is pretty much identical to mine. The chrome is in the same places, the fork crown is the same. All the signatures match. The seatpost size is 27.2 suggesting it's a Treviso in Columbus SL rather than an Asolo in Columbus Cro-mo. There's only 1 bottle mount and the cable routing is correct. However, there is one thing that doesn't quite match. The head lugs.

Have a look at my head lugs: https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/phot...eat=directlink

I've only found one example of a Pinarello with cut-out head lugs like this and it's on an older pista frame.

Here's the rest of the pics: https://picasaweb.google.com/waynebl...eat=directlink

The frame number is #Z289 and is stamped on both the bb shell and the steerer tube.

Any help would be much appreciated. Looking forward to getting it restored.

Thanks
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Old 06-23-11, 06:46 PM
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I have seen a couple of threads about pinarellos in here go nowhere. Their serial numbers don't make a lot of sense and it seems like the builders had a lot of freedom. I have what I believe to be an 80's treviso with a mix of pre and post 1985 features. I've decided it is a 1984 =) Good luck. By the way, I like the yellow paint, I would just get some decals.
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I don't know what it is, but I strongly suggest that you sell it as is. The finish looks fine, you are certain to lose a good chunk of money if you do a good enough restoration. It's original only once.
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Haven't seen that paint before...are the dropouts Campagnolo or Pinarello marked?
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It's a retinati paint job and it does appear that you have a 1989 Treviso. The fork could be from 1989 and the frame built in 1988 or 1990. Production runs often crossed model years and minor variations appear all the time. To be a year or two off is no big deal; happens all the time with Italian bikes.

check out this Pinarello thread from Thailand: http://translate.google.com/translat...%26prmd%3Divns
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Originally Posted by elguicho View Post
I have seen a couple of threads about pinarellos in here go nowhere. Their serial numbers don't make a lot of sense and it seems like the builders had a lot of freedom. I have what I believe to be an 80's treviso with a mix of pre and post 1985 features. I've decided it is a 1984 =) Good luck. By the way, I like the yellow paint, I would just get some decals.
Yeah I've read quite a few threads with no conclusion. It must be a treviso but using cut-out head lugs. I just need to find out what year that catalogue is. My guess is 1990.

The paint is ok, although I'm not sure if it's original. The chrome isnt great which is the main reason I'd like to restore. I enjoy the process.
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Originally Posted by bbattle View Post
It's a retinati paint job and it does appear that you have a 1989 Treviso. The fork could be from 1989 and the frame built in 1988 or 1990. Production runs often crossed model years and minor variations appear all the time. To be a year or two off is no big deal; happens all the time with Italian bikes.

check out this Pinarello thread from Thailand: httVp://translate.google.com/transla...%26prmd%3Divns
ah ok cool, thanks. Will check out the thread when I'm not on my phone. Thanks. Maybe I will get some new decals then. I thought the paint wasn't original. Thanks for help guys.
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Originally Posted by bbattle View Post
It's a retinati paint job and it does appear that you have a 1989 Treviso. The fork could be from 1989 and the frame built in 1988 or 1990. Production runs often crossed model years and minor variations appear all the time. To be a year or two off is no big deal; happens all the time with Italian bikes.

check out this Pinarello thread from Thailand: http://translate.google.com/translat...%26prmd%3Divns
I've just had a look at that thread from Thailand and i'm not 100% convinced it's a Retinati paint job. I saw that paint in a catalogue before but the pattern is more of a honeycomb shape, whereas mine is made of diamonds. Have a look at them in comparison:





I'm only being skeptical because I don't want to make any claims when selling that are misleading.

Thoughts?
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