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Old 05-10-13, 09:51 PM
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Pinarello Montello Restoration Help

I purchased my Pinarello Montello Frame in 1988-9 new from dealer. I cannot remember when I purchased it, whether it was 88-89, so not sure of the year it was made. The paint scheme is from 1984-85?( celebrating Alexi Grewal's Olympic victory. However the decal on the downtube is celebrating the Pinarello win in 1988 Olympics. Serial number is low teens and all this is very, very confusing. I think the dealer had this frame sitting around and put the 88 decal on it. I am not sure if the 84 or 85 had the top tube recessed brake line, but mine does.
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Pinarello Montello 1985 or 88 or 89
Head stem has pinned metal logo plate, not sticker.
Campagnolo 130mm chromed dropouts, Columbus SLX, Mavic crankset with Chainrings(53/42), Mavic Front and Rear Derailleurs, Mavic headset, Modolo Brakes, Pinarello stem, Mavic hubs, Mavic MA40 rims, Turbo seat, Cyclo Man handlebars, American Classic Seat post, Regina Cassette (13-21), Shimano PD-6401 toe clips, Sedis chain.

I wish to restore my Pinarello Montello to original paint and decals and hoping other members can suggest solutions in my search of quality Campy Chorus, C Record or any other model Front/Rear Deraileurs, Cinelli stem, Campy or Pinarello seat post, Campy rear cassette. I have not been able to find decals which match the set on my frame.

Please seem attached images. Hope someone can help. I only rode this bike for about 2 years before a car accident. It's been sitting in my basement all these years and now I want to repaint add some Campy gear and ride for a couple more years.
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Old 05-11-13, 07:55 AM
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I bought an 85 in 86, used like almost every bike I've ever owned. It was as you describe, except for a one color, transparent blue over white undercoat. It was pretty, stiff and fast. The last race it saw was in 1994. I foolishly sold it to my daughter's boyfriend in 2001, and have missed it ever since. Fwiw, it was equipped with da 6 speed, but since it came as a frameset, any contemporary parts group will do. My fav from that era is still super record, but you could go heavier, more complicated, and lots pricier with c-record...
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Old 05-11-13, 08:32 AM
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When this color scheme first came out, I didn't think too much of it. It has grown on me over the years, . Nice bike. Why do you want to swap out the mavic parts that came on the bike for campy? Mavic was every inch as good (and in some respects better) than campy. The modolo brakes were highly sought after as well even though I didn't think they worked as well as campys. The point I'm making is that you have super fine parts on the bike. People didn't have the mania for having just one group on a bike. Shimano pioneered the idea with their non-interchangeable parts but that makes no sense for a bike made in an era where people mixed and matched parts.
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Old 05-11-13, 09:11 AM
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The transfer indicates a 1988 Tour de France win and other previous victories, such as the Olympics.
The paint as you present is pretty good, unless the chrome is toast, if so, then just rechrome the fork.
Alexi rode Shimano EX Dyna Drive cranks and pedals and his bike was mostly Shimano, I think Campagnolo hubs, maybe brakes.

The curious thing is that Pinarello at their museum does not salute this his Olympic win. Maybe that the Eastern block did not attend, so not a complete victory?
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Old 05-11-13, 03:06 PM
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I had an '89, because of Big Mig, and it was red.

Almost all original Pinarello decals fell off, anyway, so whatever was put back on could have been a replacement.
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
I had an '89, because of Big Mig, and it was red.

Almost all original Pinarello decals fell off, anyway, so whatever was put back on could have been a replacement.
He's not me; or should I say, I'm not him. He's Basque; I'm not. There may be a few other differences as well . . .
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To Ex Prez, I am new and cannot reply to Private messages, as I need 50 to do so, so I am replying here.
Yes I figured that and did post a new thread, thanks very much!!
Sourcing old vintage bits, will have to try and narrow down the search somehow as there is so much.
Any suggestions as to buyers of higher end Campy components that have good records?
Thanks for the advice!!
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Thanks for the reply. Yes I have the 6 sp as well. I would like to get the C Record more for the look and how it Campy does look beautiful on a great frame like the Montello.
Lots for sale out there, just have to take the plunge and grab something.
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Yeah neither did I, it was the only one left in the shop, so I took it. Only saw one other like it back in Ontario. I like the Mavic set up, and never had issues with it. I just never could afford to get the Campy gear back then and always wondered how it would have rode and felt. As far as from an aesthetic point of view, I do like the look of the C Record though. Italian on Italian looks nice.
I will keep the Mavic group and can always change it out later.
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Yes the paint is not bad, but many scratches and does need a makeover. The chrome is perfect, no rust and no dings. I was actually thinking of having it stripped of paint and polished with new decals, I saw one years ago and it looked amazing with Campy. Interesting comment about the Boycott... perhaps.
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Originally Posted by Cozumelo View Post
Yes the paint is not bad, but many scratches and does need a makeover. The chrome is perfect, no rust and no dings. I was actually thinking of having it stripped of paint and polished with new decals, I saw one years ago and it looked amazing with Campy. Interesting comment about the Boycott... perhaps.
What ever happened to this project? I recently acquired a Treviso with identical components and I believe mine is 85 or so. Did you refresh the decals? I'm gathering info for restoring mine. Mostly the frame, really as I'm not hard enough to ride with DT shifters.

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Originally Posted by Cozumelo View Post
I purchased my Pinarello Montello Frame in 1988-9...
I wish to restore my Pinarello Montello to original paint and decals and hoping other members can suggest solutions in my search of quality Campy Chorus, C Record or any other model Front/Rear Deraileurs, Cinelli stem, Campy or Pinarello seat post, Campy rear cassette. I have not been able to find decals which match the set on my frame.
I have a Montello from 1986. Highest quality of frame workmanship I have ever come across.

Since I ride all of my bikes, a few changes were made in order to improve the functionality and ergonomics. The Syncro 1 downtube shifters (worst shifters ever?) were replaced with circa 1996 Record Titanium 8-speed Ergopower shifters. This gives integrated brake/shifting. The first generation C-Record rear derailleur was replaced with Record indexing model from 1995.

I replaced the Regina freewheel and Sedis chain (both terrible) with a 7-speed Campy C-Record cassette hub. Yes, Campy did make a 7-speed cassette hub. Shimano IG70 (sorry) chain. The first generation C-Record crank is intact. Shifting is great.

The Cobalto brakes were sort of OK, but nothing great. So they were replaced with some Record dual pivots from around 1995.

The wheels are still tubulars - Campagnolo Record Crono rims. Because clinchers still suck.
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I have a Montello from 1986. Highest quality of frame workmanship I have ever come across.

Since I ride all of my bikes, a few changes were made in order to improve the functionality and ergonomics. The Syncro 1 downtube shifters (worst shifters ever?) were replaced with circa 1996 Record Titanium 8-speed Ergopower shifters. This gives integrated brake/shifting. The first generation C-Record rear derailleur was replaced with Record indexing model from 1995.

I replaced the Regina freewheel and Sedis chain (both terrible) with a 7-speed Campy C-Record cassette hub. Yes, Campy did make a 7-speed cassette hub. Shimano IG70 (sorry) chain. The first generation C-Record crank is intact. Shifting is great.

The Cobalto brakes were sort of OK, but nothing great. So they were replaced with some Record dual pivots from around 1995.

The wheels are still tubulars - Campagnolo Record Crono rims. Because clinchers still suck.
Man up and get rid of the integrated brake/shifting
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