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Old 01-31-20, 05:32 PM
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'91 Marinoni Special TSX is repainted, rebuilt, and back on the road. A few upgrades from the original build (different headset, stem, crankset/pedals, wheelset, and saddle), and I love the green paint. And yes, I know I cross-chained this briefly while pulling over to stop for the pic--it was my first ride on it, and I wasn't really paying close enough attention to only having 8 speeds in the back. Quite the wake-up call when I looked down and saw I was already only 1 shift away from a jammed system. Looks like I can safely get into my 3rd largest cog while in my big ring, and vice-versa with my 3rd smallest cog & small ring--I hadn't used this era Dura-Ace before, but it shouldn't take too long before I don't really need to think my way through my shifting.

Anyway, I must say the frame is simultaneously one of the smoothest and, oddly, stiffest steel frames I've ridden in a long time. Very comfortable while cruising and eats up the road vibrations but stiff enough that it charges with great acceleration and climbs like a champ. This just may be my go-to road bike for the foreseeable future.
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Originally Posted by fvernon


'91 Marinoni Special TSX is repainted, rebuilt, and back on the road. A few upgrades from the original build (different headset, stem, crankset/pedals, wheelset, and saddle), and I love the green paint. And yes, I know I cross-chained this briefly while pulling over to stop for the pic--it was my first ride on it, and I wasn't really paying close enough attention to only having 8 speeds in the back. Quite the wake-up call when I looked down and saw I was already only 1 shift away from a jammed system. Looks like I can safely get into my 3rd largest cog while in my big ring, and vice-versa with my 3rd smallest cog & small ring--I hadn't used this era Dura-Ace before, but it shouldn't take too long before I don't really need to think my way through my shifting.

Anyway, I must say the frame is simultaneously one of the smoothest and, oddly, stiffest steel frames I've ridden in a long time. Very comfortable while cruising and eats up the road vibrations but stiff enough that it charges with great acceleration and climbs like a champ. This just may be my go-to road bike for the foreseeable future.

This is a nice looking bike !

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My Marinoni Restoration



The Suntour Superbe build kit


Repainted at Marinoni


I found the 1980 Marinoni frame (along with crank set, and Cinelli stem and drops) on Kijiji last September. It was a little rusty and the paint was rough but it was a great deal. I had it repainted at Marinoni, sourced a full Suntour Superbe build kit via C&V types in Guelph ON and in British Columbia. The Veloflex Vlaanderen tubulars arrived today and were the final piece to finish the build. I mounted them on the waiting Wolber Arc en Ciel tubular rims today. Looking forward to an evening ride tonight.
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Originally Posted by dannyboy21


the suntour superbe build kit


repainted at marinoni


i found the 1980 marinoni frame (along with crank set, and cinelli stem and drops) on kijiji last september. It was a little rusty and the paint was rough but it was a great deal. I had it repainted at marinoni, sourced a full suntour superbe build kit via c&v types in guelph on and in british columbia. The veloflex vlaanderen tubulars arrived today and were the final piece to finish the build. I mounted them on the waiting wolber arc en ciel tubular rims today. Looking forward to an evening ride tonight.
magnifique !
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Picked up this 1985 Special this week
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Picked up this 1985 Special this week
Love the colour. Great buy!
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Hello from Australia. I have picked up a Marinoni Special with Columbus SPX tubing and a Shimano 600 group set that I have dated around 1988-89. I am striping it down to clean it up and service everything. It has not been looked after well and needs some attention. With the internal brake cable in the top tube, it appears that the outer cable only goes into the top tube approx 1/2 inch rather than going right through and coming out the other end. There is some sort of guide tube though as when I push an inner through it comes out in the other end where it suppose to. Is this normal for a Marinoni frame or is there just a bit of outer cable stuck in there that is acting as a guide? Hope this makes sense. I am also wondering what the correct type of wheels would be for this bike. I am looking for something with 600 hubs but not sure what rims. Any ideas?
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Sooo nice!
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Originally Posted by brokenbus
Hello from Australia. I have picked up a Marinoni Special with Columbus SPX tubing and a Shimano 600 group set that I have dated around 1988-89. I am also wondering what the correct type of wheels would be for this bike.
I can't help you about the brake cable routing, but if you email the bike's serial number to Marinoni they will be able to tell you the year of the bike, and how it was originally equipped. Their customer service is great.
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Originally Posted by brokenbus
Hello from Australia. I have picked up a Marinoni Special with Columbus SPX tubing and a Shimano 600 group set that I have dated around 1988-89. I am striping it down to clean it up and service everything. It has not been looked after well and needs some attention. With the internal brake cable in the top tube, it appears that the outer cable only goes into the top tube approx 1/2 inch rather than going right through and coming out the other end. There is some sort of guide tube though as when I push an inner through it comes out in the other end where it suppose to. Is this normal for a Marinoni frame or is there just a bit of outer cable stuck in there that is acting as a guide? Hope this makes sense. I am also wondering what the correct type of wheels would be for this bike. I am looking for something with 600 hubs but not sure what rims. Any ideas?

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Welcome to the forums. The 1st character of the serial number is the year of manufacture. So, provided you can narrow down the decade by frame features, it's easy to determine the year of a Marinoni.


Regarding the internal rear brake routing on Marinoni, what you describe is standard practice. Only about 1cm of cable housing fits into the ports.


A large percentage of Marinoni were custom ordered, so it's possible to find them with a wide variety of OEM groups. Having said that, during this era a Marinoni SLX frame was most likely to be equipped with Campagnolo C-Record or Shimano New Dura-Ace. Marinoni was a Campagnolo distributor, so during this period the factory assembled bicycles typically came with Campagnolo rims, though there was also some Nisi. If the bicycle came through an Australian importer, it's quite possible that they only ordered bare framesets and were assembled by the importer using components which they distributed.
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Marinoni Legerra 58cm Road bike - Beauty

Picked up an early 2000s Marinoni Legerra Road bike (soft yellow) Colombia Zona Frame, light welded frame itís a beauty. With a full ultegra groupset . Iím a couple of posts away from being allowed to post pics and i canít wait to post that in this thread. Would love to pinpoint the year and will check serial numbers now.
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Originally Posted by Eugenyz
Picked up an early 2000s Marinoni Legerra Road bike (soft yellow) Colombia Zona Frame, light welded frame itís a beauty. With a full ultegra groupset . Iím a couple of posts away from being allowed to post pics and i canít wait to post that in this thread. Would love to pinpoint the year and will check serial numbers now.
If you contact Marinoni at Cycles Marinoni Inc. and give them your serial number and if you can, a picture of your bike they will identify it for you. At least they did for me last year. They set me the original build sheet for my bike. Their customer support is great.
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Originally Posted by Eugenyz
Picked up an early 2000s Marinoni Legerra Road bike (soft yellow) Colombia Zona Frame, light welded frame itís a beauty. With a full ultegra groupset . Iím a couple of posts away from being allowed to post pics and i canít wait to post that in this thread. Would love to pinpoint the year and will check serial numbers now.
The first character in the serial number will be the last character of the year of manufacture. So, if you know the decade from other features it's easy to determine the year. For example, serial number 23315 from the 2000s would have been manufactured in 2002.
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Here is my 89 SLX Special built with a modern group. It's currently my daily road bike.
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My 89 marinoni.

The groupset is changed from 6 speed Shimano 105 to 8 speed 600. Wheels are Zipp 440

Build sheet, "3t" for Tretubi, Azure, 60 cm, for Ziggy's (Kitchener bike store). I don't understand the rest.
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I looked and looked and could not find the serial number. Maybe under the cable guide of i unscrew it?? Itís an early 2000s soft yellow Leggero with ultegra groupset. At least I believe itís early 2000s. 2001-2002 im thinking. What am I missing ? They donít serial all the bikes?
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The serial number on my ‘87 was visible after (temporarily) removing the cable guide under the bottom bracket:

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Re my last post on my Marinoni Leggero. I have no idea where the serial # is. I looked underneath bottom brocket seat tube, even loosened the cable housing under the bracket to check. I know some custom builds out of Europe like Gios donít have serial #s is this possible here??
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Several Marinoni bikes have come my way, over the years. This is the one that offers me the nicest ride quality and, to be honest, the only one that I have left. My Marinoni Piuma...


The bike is a 10 speed and full Campagnolo except for the all Mavic wheel set...




I wasn't sure that I would like the oversized tube set, but for $240.00 CND I decided to take a chance. Turns out it was a good buy and I love the bike...


I ride this bike more than any of the others in my collection of four vintage steeds. Funny thing is, I do not think of my Marinoni Piuma as vintage and, even though I hated the color scheme at first, it has definitely grown on me...
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Originally Posted by Eugenyz
Re my last post on my Marinoni Leggero. I have no idea where the serial # is. I looked underneath bottom brocket seat tube, even loosened the cable housing under the bracket to check. I know some custom builds out of Europe like Gios donít have serial #s is this possible here??
All the Marinoni I've seen and owned have had the serial number stamped into the bottom bracket shell. Some manufacturers did change the location on a regular basis, usually each decade, to facilitate identification but this does not appear to have been the case with Marinoni, unless they changed it in the 2000s.

Looking at your bicycle, it would appear to be equipped with Shimano Ultegra (6600 series). This would make it no older than 1998 but the Leggero at that time was built with Columbus EL. The switch to Columbus Zona did not occur until the 2002 model year. The Leggero was still available in 2006 but not 2008. Unfortunately, I don't have any literature for 2007. Regardless, we're still looking at relatively narrow range of 2002 to 2006, possibly 2007. Based on the graphics, I'm leaning towards the earlier half on the timeframe. You might be able to narrow it down further, via the component date codes, assuming they are OEM.

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Bizarre how much my family's camp outside of TBay looks like your camp outside TBay. The only noticeable difference is that our side of Island Lake doesn't have so many camps across from it.
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@ ClydeClydeson This is looking at my camp from the lake. Found, lifted and placed every rock myself. Now I am too bloody old to use the picturesque stairs. Pooey stinko...


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Marinoni Special 48 cm.

Here is my Marinoni Special made of Columbus SL tubing, 10 speed Campagnolo Chorus, SRAM 48/34 crankset, 11/26 cassette, Tiagra and Dura Ace derailleurs.






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very interesting brand very nice bikes everyone
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