In a message dated 5/7/02 9:38:12 AM Pacific Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
<< I have an 83 Pinarello, not sure of the model. (top
end) I have refinished is and am trying to find the
type of tubing. Is there any way to tell what type it
is without stickers or decals indicating it. Any help
is much appreciated.
>> By refinish, I presume you mean re-paint? The best way to tell is to look at the tubes when you have stripped the paint off using some other method than sand or bead blasting, i.e., Jasco. There are makers marks at one end of each of the frame tubes that are obliterated by blasting with anything other than plastic media. All of the Pinarellos I've seen from that era have been Columbus SL, but to be sure you have to find the "goose". Stevan Thomas Alameda, CA