Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Classic & Vintage
Reload this Page >

Let's see your Marinoni

Notices
Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

Let's see your Marinoni

Old 02-02-19, 09:39 AM
  #76  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Burnaby, British Columbia
Posts: 167

Bikes: 1984 & 1990 Marinoni Specials - 1990 Bianchi Sika - 1993 Cannondale M800 - 1996 GT Zaskar - 1993 Kona Kilauea - 1987 Ritchey Ascent - 1996 Rocky Mountain Vertex - 2008 Kona Dogma - 1976 Schwinn Suburban - 1994 Kuwahara Makai

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 36 Post(s)
Liked 203 Times in 58 Posts
Originally Posted by T-Mar
The first character of the serial number is the calendar year of manufacture.
Thanks, looks like I've got the year of my Special incorrect, SN - 91876, so must be a 1989 rather than 1990. I'll need to wait and check my grey one as it lives at my summer trailer

Cheers
retrodude is offline  
Old 02-02-19, 09:51 AM
  #77  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Burnaby, British Columbia
Posts: 167

Bikes: 1984 & 1990 Marinoni Specials - 1990 Bianchi Sika - 1993 Cannondale M800 - 1996 GT Zaskar - 1993 Kona Kilauea - 1987 Ritchey Ascent - 1996 Rocky Mountain Vertex - 2008 Kona Dogma - 1976 Schwinn Suburban - 1994 Kuwahara Makai

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 36 Post(s)
Liked 203 Times in 58 Posts
Originally Posted by retrodude
Thanks, looks like I've got the year of my Special incorrect, SN - 91876, so must be a 1989 rather than 1990. I'll need to wait and check my grey one as it lives at my summer trailer

Cheers
Whoops, looked again, stamp is not very clear, first number is a zero not a nine so I was correct with 1990

Thanks again
retrodude is offline  
Old 02-15-19, 06:31 AM
  #78  
Senior Member
 
dan911's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Montréal
Posts: 140

Bikes: Marinoni Piuma Custom

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 31 Post(s)
Liked 16 Times in 10 Posts
Originally Posted by dan911

The frame of my 1993 Marinoni Corsa is there for a paint job ! I will put a new groupset and a new set of wheels on it soon as a get it . I'm gonna put a picture of it once the built is finish.
Finish product !

dan911 is offline  
Old 04-17-19, 11:12 AM
  #79  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 182
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 22 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Does anyone have any feedback on the quality of brand new Marinoni steel frames in 2019, specifically the tig-welded ones? I'm interested in getting a Piuma, as it seems like a screaming deal for a frame with Columbus Spirit tubing and custom geo.

I've heard mixed reviews, as apparently frame-building is a smaller part of the company's business now, as they are also a Canadian distributor for Campagnolo and Columbus and have a whole line of Asia-made crabon bikes.
hoyc is offline  
Old 04-17-19, 11:21 AM
  #80  
Senior Member
 
merziac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: PDX
Posts: 13,019

Bikes: Merz x 5 + Specialized Merz Allez x 2, Strawberry/Newlands/DiNucci/Ti x3, Gordon, Fuso/Moulton x2, Bornstein, Paisley,1958-74 Paramounts x3, 3rensho, 74 Moto TC, 73-78 Raleigh Pro's x5, Marinoni x2, 1960 Cinelli SC, 1980 Bianchi SC, PX-10 X 2

Mentioned: 267 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4501 Post(s)
Liked 6,364 Times in 3,662 Posts
Originally Posted by hoyc
Does anyone have any feedback on the quality of brand new Marinoni steel frames in 2019, specifically the tig-welded ones? I'm interested in getting a Piuma, as it seems like a screaming deal for a frame with Columbus Spirit tubing and custom geo.

I've heard mixed reviews, as apparently frame-building is a smaller part of the company's business now, as they are also a Canadian distributor for Campagnolo and Columbus and have a whole line of Asia-made crabon bikes.
Marinoni quality, cache, etc. imho has never been less than stellar, I would do it in a heartbeat if I were already headed in that direction like you.

Assume you have already watched "Fire and the flame", great story and exemplifies how good they are.
merziac is offline  
Old 04-17-19, 12:58 PM
  #81  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 182
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 22 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by merziac
Marinoni quality, cache, etc. imho has never been less than stellar, I would do it in a heartbeat if I were already headed in that direction like you.

Assume you have already watched "Fire and the flame", great story and exemplifies how good they are.
Thanks, I have ridden some of the older stuff and the worksmanship has been impeccable. I was just curious if the true is same for their contemporary (and non-lugged) counterparts.
hoyc is offline  
Old 04-17-19, 05:56 PM
  #82  
Senior Member
 
merziac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: PDX
Posts: 13,019

Bikes: Merz x 5 + Specialized Merz Allez x 2, Strawberry/Newlands/DiNucci/Ti x3, Gordon, Fuso/Moulton x2, Bornstein, Paisley,1958-74 Paramounts x3, 3rensho, 74 Moto TC, 73-78 Raleigh Pro's x5, Marinoni x2, 1960 Cinelli SC, 1980 Bianchi SC, PX-10 X 2

Mentioned: 267 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4501 Post(s)
Liked 6,364 Times in 3,662 Posts
Originally Posted by hoyc
Thanks, I have ridden some of the older stuff and the worksmanship has been impeccable. I was just curious if the true is same for their contemporary (and non-lugged) counterparts.
Well I'm no expert, but I have one of each, they are both stunning to me. The lugged one is well used and still exudes class as does the filet one, even with a big dent in the toptube, not sure of the year, may be a 90 something so not sure about the brand new ones.

Are you close enough to visit them?
merziac is offline  
Old 04-20-19, 10:07 AM
  #83  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 23,223
Mentioned: 654 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4722 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3,036 Times in 1,874 Posts
Originally Posted by hoyc
Does anyone have any feedback on the quality of brand new Marinoni steel frames in 2019, specifically the tig-welded ones? I'm interested in getting a Piuma, as it seems like a screaming deal for a frame with Columbus Spirit tubing and custom geo.

I've heard mixed reviews, as apparently frame-building is a smaller part of the company's business now, as they are also a Canadian distributor for Campagnolo and Columbus and have a whole line of Asia-made crabon bikes.
Frame building is a smaller part of the business only in that the other aspects of the company have grown. Even back in the 1980s they were a distributor for Campagnolo and Columbus and offered contract manufactured frames and clothing.
T-Mar is offline  
Old 04-20-19, 03:13 PM
  #84  
Member
 
edouble8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posts: 42

Bikes: '87 De Rosa Professional, Late '70s/Early '80s De Rosa Professional, '82 Rossin Record, '81 Bianchi Campione Del Mondo 12V, '87 3Rensho SR, '87 Marinoni, '75 Witcomb USA Touring, '91 Cannondale ST1000, '84 Shogun 600

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 5 Times in 4 Posts
Here's my '87 Marinoni:

edouble8 is offline  
Old 04-25-19, 09:12 AM
  #85  
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Quebec
Posts: 1

Bikes: 98 Marinoni Leggero Chorus, 95 Marinoni Sprint Mirage, 2000 Marinoni Tourismo Mirage, 2008 Eddy Merckx team Regis Veloce, 87? Bianchi Nuevo Record?

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Sweet picture!
_00_ is offline  
Old 04-25-19, 09:26 AM
  #86  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 23,223
Mentioned: 654 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4722 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3,036 Times in 1,874 Posts
I'm a bit surprised to see the non-descript fork, absence of a front derailleur hanger, only a single set of bottle bosses and exposed brake nuts on a 1987. That plus the fastback seat stays has me thinking mid-range frame but this would seem to be contradictory to the extensive chrome on the rear triangle. Do you know the tubeset?

Last edited by T-Mar; 04-25-19 at 09:29 AM.
T-Mar is offline  
Old 04-29-19, 08:42 PM
  #87  
Member
 
edouble8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posts: 42

Bikes: '87 De Rosa Professional, Late '70s/Early '80s De Rosa Professional, '82 Rossin Record, '81 Bianchi Campione Del Mondo 12V, '87 3Rensho SR, '87 Marinoni, '75 Witcomb USA Touring, '91 Cannondale ST1000, '84 Shogun 600

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 5 Times in 4 Posts
Originally Posted by T-Mar
I'm a bit surprised to see the non-descript fork, absence of a front derailleur hanger, only a single set of bottle bosses and exposed brake nuts on a 1987. That plus the fastback seat stays has me thinking mid-range frame but this would seem to be contradictory to the extensive chrome on the rear triangle. Do you know the tubeset?
Tubeset is Tre Tubi (SL is my guess based on blue border on sticker):

I also wrote to Marinoni, who confirmed fiscal year 1987. They also sent me what appears to be the original order form, which said "3 tubes" on it. But there wasn't a lot of detail besides frame size associated with serial number.

I forget what the dropouts are, but here's a pic:

I'm not sure about fork, since i'm not original owner. I got the bike from a local co-op, who told me someone had donated it to them (minus the wheels and pedals). Here's another shot of "non-descript" fork:
edouble8 is offline  
Old 04-30-19, 04:47 AM
  #88  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 23,223
Mentioned: 654 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4722 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3,036 Times in 1,874 Posts
Thank-you edouble8. Yes, the tube set would be Columbus Tretubi SL and is consistent with what I expected given the frame characteristics, with the exception of the chromed stays. However, the stay finish is explained by a custom order sheet. It sounds like the original owner preferred to put his money into the stay chroming rather a full SL frameset. That would be Technotrat branding on the dropouts.
T-Mar is offline  
Old 08-23-19, 11:22 AM
  #89  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: Arizona
Posts: 166

Bikes: BMC Road V2; '17 Marin Pine Mountain 2; '91 Marinoni Special TSX; '89 Specialized Stumpjumper Comp; '98 Salsa La Cruz; '79 Centurion Pro Tour; '77 Romic custom sport-tour; '77 Centurion Semi-Pro; '23 Kona Sutra LTD

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 62 Post(s)
Liked 220 Times in 79 Posts
Hi all! long-time lurker and finally decided to set up an account. Lucked into a '91 Marinoni Special the other day: columbus tsx tubing, dura ace 7402 8sp groupset in a color the good folks at Marinoni called 'Pit Pink'. I emailed them with the serial number and they sent me its original paperwork indicating it wasn't built for anyone in particular but made specifically for display at the Anaheim Bike Show as a high-end example of their work.

One of the folks there said that in their 11 years with Marinoni, mine is the first they've seen with TSX tubing, though I assume others exist out there.

Seller's asking price? $50 usd. Yup.

So...advice time! It looks like it has seen heavy indoor trainer use over the last decade or so, and as such has some pretty bad paint loss and surface rust in the usual places (top tube and top of the seat tube where sweat accumulated, especially around the openings in the top tube for internal cable routing). I'm seriously considering getting era-appropriate decals and sending the frame back into Marinoni for an in-house repaint. It seems a good investment given the low up-front cost on my end. Have any of you sent a frame back to Marinoni to be refinished? Or would you recommend a different route? I intend to keep it & ride the bejesus out of it, but hope to clean it up in a way where it holds its value if I ever do decide to sell somewhere in the future, and the paint loss + spider webbing around the top of the seat tube has me concerned about ongoing damage without a quality refinishing.


NOTE: I need to get more posts in here before I can attach pics. Sorry for being too new to participate in show and tell! I'll come back with pics when I'm allowed.
fvernon is offline  
Old 08-23-19, 12:38 PM
  #90  
Full Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 331
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 67 Post(s)
Liked 158 Times in 67 Posts
Funny i just saw this thread, i was just at Marinoni picking Up parts.
i've had two frames painted there
a Marinoni and a Rossin
200$ CAN for the Noni
Rossin: changed the steerer tube on the fork
spread rear triangle to 130, aligned derailleur hanger, removed stuck seat post
paint and logos: 250$ CAN
mind you i go there often and they know me
expect 350$ CAN for one color and painted on decals
very Nice job and ghetto are still cheap for Montreal
reissue59 is offline  
Old 08-23-19, 01:05 PM
  #91  
Senior Member
 
merziac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: PDX
Posts: 13,019

Bikes: Merz x 5 + Specialized Merz Allez x 2, Strawberry/Newlands/DiNucci/Ti x3, Gordon, Fuso/Moulton x2, Bornstein, Paisley,1958-74 Paramounts x3, 3rensho, 74 Moto TC, 73-78 Raleigh Pro's x5, Marinoni x2, 1960 Cinelli SC, 1980 Bianchi SC, PX-10 X 2

Mentioned: 267 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4501 Post(s)
Liked 6,364 Times in 3,662 Posts
Originally Posted by fvernon
Hi all! long-time lurker and finally decided to set up an account. Lucked into a '91 Marinoni Special the other day: columbus tsx tubing, dura ace 7402 8sp groupset in a color the good folks at Marinoni called 'Pit Pink'. I emailed them with the serial number and they sent me its original paperwork indicating it wasn't built for anyone in particular but made specifically for display at the Anaheim Bike Show as a high-end example of their work.

One of the folks there said that in their 11 years with Marinoni, mine is the first they've seen with TSX tubing, though I assume others exist out there.

Seller's asking price? $50 usd. Yup.

So...advice time! It looks like it has seen heavy indoor trainer use over the last decade or so, and as such has some pretty bad paint loss and surface rust in the usual places (top tube and top of the seat tube where sweat accumulated, especially around the openings in the top tube for internal cable routing). I'm seriously considering getting era-appropriate decals and sending the frame back into Marinoni for an in-house repaint. It seems a good investment given the low up-front cost on my end. Have any of you sent a frame back to Marinoni to be refinished? Or would you recommend a different route? I intend to keep it & ride the bejesus out of it, but hope to clean it up in a way where it holds its value if I ever do decide to sell somewhere in the future, and the paint loss + spider webbing around the top of the seat tube has me concerned about ongoing damage without a quality refinishing.


NOTE: I need to get more posts in here before I can attach pics. Sorry for being too new to participate in show and tell! I'll come back with pics when I'm allowed.
Welcome aboard, glad you finally stepped in.

Go around, say "Hi" and or comment on any posts that interest you, then "pics or it didn't happen".

Absolutely get it redone by Marinoni, they are one of the best deals going and of course it will be as original as it can be done by them.

Assume you have seen "The Fire and the Flame", if not you must, should be on youtube.

$50, huh, you lucky b*****d.
merziac is offline  
Old 08-23-19, 01:15 PM
  #92  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: Arizona
Posts: 166

Bikes: BMC Road V2; '17 Marin Pine Mountain 2; '91 Marinoni Special TSX; '89 Specialized Stumpjumper Comp; '98 Salsa La Cruz; '79 Centurion Pro Tour; '77 Romic custom sport-tour; '77 Centurion Semi-Pro; '23 Kona Sutra LTD

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 62 Post(s)
Liked 220 Times in 79 Posts
Originally Posted by merziac
Assume you have seen "The Fire and the Flame", if not you must, should be on youtube.
A) Hi! I'll be doing that a lot until I rack up 10 posts.

B) I've been meaning to watch that doc for a while now thanks for the reminder!

C) yeah, $50. still don't know how that happened, but I did pull my maruishi record out from under a tarp in someone's backyard. maybe northern arizona just has a glut of nice rides stashed in dusty corners. I have an older, retired neighbor with an all-original '78 Centurion Semi-Pro hanging in his garage; probably hasn't ridden the thing in 25 years but he isn't willing to sell it to me (yet).
fvernon is offline  
Old 08-23-19, 01:22 PM
  #93  
Senior Member
 
merziac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: PDX
Posts: 13,019

Bikes: Merz x 5 + Specialized Merz Allez x 2, Strawberry/Newlands/DiNucci/Ti x3, Gordon, Fuso/Moulton x2, Bornstein, Paisley,1958-74 Paramounts x3, 3rensho, 74 Moto TC, 73-78 Raleigh Pro's x5, Marinoni x2, 1960 Cinelli SC, 1980 Bianchi SC, PX-10 X 2

Mentioned: 267 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4501 Post(s)
Liked 6,364 Times in 3,662 Posts
Originally Posted by fvernon
A) Hi! I'll be doing that a lot until I rack up 10 posts.

B) I've been meaning to watch that doc for a while now thanks for the reminder!

C) yeah, $50. still don't know how that happened, but I did pull my maruishi record out from under a tarp in someone's backyard. maybe northern arizona just has a glut of nice rides stashed in dusty corners. I have an older, retired neighbor with an all-original '78 Centurion Semi-Pro hanging in his garage; probably hasn't ridden the thing in 25 years but he isn't willing to sell it to me (yet).
Sounds good, I would get the plan nailed down and waste no time getting it to them, you will not be disappointed from what we hear. They are very reasonable and do a great job.
merziac is offline  
Old 08-23-19, 01:30 PM
  #94  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: Arizona
Posts: 166

Bikes: BMC Road V2; '17 Marin Pine Mountain 2; '91 Marinoni Special TSX; '89 Specialized Stumpjumper Comp; '98 Salsa La Cruz; '79 Centurion Pro Tour; '77 Romic custom sport-tour; '77 Centurion Semi-Pro; '23 Kona Sutra LTD

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 62 Post(s)
Liked 220 Times in 79 Posts
Originally Posted by merziac
They are very reasonable and do a great job.
Great, thanks for the heads up!
fvernon is offline  
Old 09-18-19, 12:45 PM
  #95  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: Arizona
Posts: 166

Bikes: BMC Road V2; '17 Marin Pine Mountain 2; '91 Marinoni Special TSX; '89 Specialized Stumpjumper Comp; '98 Salsa La Cruz; '79 Centurion Pro Tour; '77 Romic custom sport-tour; '77 Centurion Semi-Pro; '23 Kona Sutra LTD

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 62 Post(s)
Liked 220 Times in 79 Posts
Pics as promised: 1991 Marinoni Special, custom built as a high-end display for the 1992 Anaheim Bike Show. Pics below are all as-found; the final pic is after a cleaning while I was debating whether or not to repaint or just clean & rebuild. I decided to repaint and restore. I'll post pics after the paint & decals are redone!


I'm currently working with Omar at Oasis Custom Cycles in Phoenix to clean up the frame; it was chem-stripped, spot-treated, putty/sanded as needed, and he's masking off the chrome & painting in a light metallic green from his old stock of Dupont Imron plus a layer of frame saver inside for peace of mind. Old-style decals are on the way, so hopefully later this fall/winter I'll have pics of the full rebuild up.


Bought the bike for $50 from a guy who hadn't cleaned it in quite a while and was using it on a trainer without wiping it down. There was serious deterioration at the spots sweat was collecting, but after stripping off the paint it was clear there wasn't any sort of internal or structural rust damage--luckily only some surface rust & pitting.


Frame: full Columbus TSX; seat & head tube like a 62cm, but lower top tube gives it standover height of a 57cm. Perfect if you're like me--6', but with a longer torso & ape index.

Groupset: full 8sp Dura-Ace 7400-7403

Also: 3TTT Competizione bars; Zoom Lightweight seatpost, Selle San Marco Squadra saddle.





fvernon is offline  
Old 09-18-19, 02:13 PM
  #96  
Banned.
 
Drillium Dude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: PAZ
Posts: 12,295
Mentioned: 255 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2588 Post(s)
Liked 4,823 Times in 1,709 Posts
Originally Posted by fvernon
I'm currently working with Omar at Oasis Custom Cycles in Phoenix to clean up the frame; it was chem-stripped, spot-treated, putty/sanded as needed, and he's masking off the chrome & painting in a light metallic green from his old stock of Dupont Imron plus a layer of frame saver inside for peace of mind. Old-style decals are on the way, so hopefully later this fall/winter I'll have pics of the full rebuild up.
Does Omar still work out of his garage in Glendale?

He refinished this Atala frame for me way back in 2006 or so. Beautiful job and inexpensive as well. I think it was around $200 including decals which he made or sourced - can't recall which.





DD
Drillium Dude is offline  
Old 09-18-19, 02:25 PM
  #97  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: Arizona
Posts: 166

Bikes: BMC Road V2; '17 Marin Pine Mountain 2; '91 Marinoni Special TSX; '89 Specialized Stumpjumper Comp; '98 Salsa La Cruz; '79 Centurion Pro Tour; '77 Romic custom sport-tour; '77 Centurion Semi-Pro; '23 Kona Sutra LTD

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 62 Post(s)
Liked 220 Times in 79 Posts
Originally Posted by Drillium Dude
Does Omar still work out of his garage in Glendale?
DD
Yup, he's still working out of his garage! Looks like he did a bang-up job with your Atala. Yeah, he's super-reasonable on pricing and does high-quality work; looks like he has a lot of very well-built frames in there too. I'm really excited to see the end result with my Marinoni.
fvernon is offline  
Likes For fvernon:
Old 10-24-19, 09:33 PM
  #98  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: Arizona
Posts: 166

Bikes: BMC Road V2; '17 Marin Pine Mountain 2; '91 Marinoni Special TSX; '89 Specialized Stumpjumper Comp; '98 Salsa La Cruz; '79 Centurion Pro Tour; '77 Romic custom sport-tour; '77 Centurion Semi-Pro; '23 Kona Sutra LTD

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 62 Post(s)
Liked 220 Times in 79 Posts
Originally Posted by fvernon
I'm currently working with Omar at Oasis Custom Cycles in Phoenix to clean up the frame; it was chem-stripped, spot-treated, putty/sanded as needed, and he's masking off the chrome & painting in a light metallic green from his old stock of Dupont Imron plus a layer of frame saver inside for peace of mind. Old-style decals are on the way, so hopefully later this fall/winter I'll have pics of the full rebuild up.
Can't recommend Omar's work highly enough. I did the decal work myself--a couple weren't as perfect as I had hoped, but on the whole I think it turned out great. Loving the metallic green! Now for the build.





fvernon is offline  
Likes For fvernon:
Old 10-25-19, 06:21 AM
  #99  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 23,223
Mentioned: 654 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4722 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3,036 Times in 1,874 Posts
While they may be somewhat rare, Marinoni did market stock bicycles with Columbus TSX. The model name they were assigned was Giro and they were offered stock with Campagnolo Chorus, Shimano Dura-Ace and Campagnolo C-Record. MSRP for a 1991 Marinoni Giro/Dura-Ace was $2350 US.
T-Mar is offline  
Old 10-25-19, 06:27 PM
  #100  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: Arizona
Posts: 166

Bikes: BMC Road V2; '17 Marin Pine Mountain 2; '91 Marinoni Special TSX; '89 Specialized Stumpjumper Comp; '98 Salsa La Cruz; '79 Centurion Pro Tour; '77 Romic custom sport-tour; '77 Centurion Semi-Pro; '23 Kona Sutra LTD

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 62 Post(s)
Liked 220 Times in 79 Posts
Originally Posted by T-Mar
While they may be somewhat rare, Marinoni did market stock bicycles with Columbus TSX. The model name they were assigned was Giro and they were offered stock with Campagnolo Chorus, Shimano Dura-Ace and Campagnolo C-Record. MSRP for a 1991 Marinoni Giro/Dura-Ace was $2350 US.
Interesting; the original order sheet from Marinoni doesn't list a specific model name, but it was originally outfitted with a Special decal on the non-driveside chainstay. It may be a one-off though, since it was a build for the 1991 Anaheim Bike Show instead of a customer (unless the Giro models from the early 90s still came with a Special decal, too)
fvernon is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.