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Is this frame a Pinarello Montello?

Old 01-07-12, 12:54 AM
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Is this frame a Pinarello Montello?

Last night I purchased a Pinarello Montello frame and fork from a reliable seller. The paint color is a rare pearlessence blue which seems to be the original paint job. I have not seen a Pinarello in this color before or in my research online. There is a Montello decal on the toptube that has faded away and/or been stripped off. Please help me in determining if this frame is actually a Pinarello Montello and what year do you think it may be. There is a serial number on the bottom bracket and the last two numbers are 91 so it could be a 1991.
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Old 01-07-12, 01:08 AM
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Old 01-07-12, 01:10 AM
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No chainstay bridge, both stays chromed, Montello seems like a good possibility.
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I think it is a Montello. As Lester said, it has no chainstay bridge, and it does have the distinctive webbed bottom bracket. Nice bike.
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Looks correct to me. Here is an early eighties Montello frame set to compare yours to...

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What was the Pinarello hierarchy in the mid/late 80s? Other than the chromed stays and lack of chainstay, how do you tell them apart? Nice frames, btw!
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I don't know much but back then

Montello - SLX
Record - SL
Treviso - SL
Italia - Tretubi
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Old 01-07-12, 08:54 AM
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Look/feel for the rifling in the ends of the seat and down tube.

Otherwise is plays the part well, with the typical fragile transfers long gone.
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