[CR] 1970's Pinarello - photos requested

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To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>, <rstankus@mindspring.com>
Date: Sun, 7 Feb 2010 21:36:08 -0500
From: <fujifish1@aol.com>
Subject: [CR] 1970's Pinarello - photos requested

Hi Roman, Well, I didn't want to post this just yet, but it would be unconscionable to let your plea go unanswered. Here is large scan (thanks to Brook Watts for loaning me the book it came from) of Norwegian Knut Knudson winning the Pisa to Salsomaggiore time trial stage of the 1977 Giro d'Italia, astride a lovely, yet stock looking Pinarello ... sans any drilled, milled, or reduced parts. Pinarello did well with Indurain (off topic) in time trials, but this shows he was not their first. Knudson covered the 25 kilometer course at an average speed of 48.55 kpm (30.34 mph).


Ciao, Mark Agree Southfield MI USA ~ ~ ~

Date: Sun, 7 Feb 2010 19:25:05 -0500 From: "Roman Stankus" <rstankus@mindspring.com> Subject: [CR] FW: 2-speed Pinarello/my 70's Pinarello Special

Well, to folow up with the original auction, the ebay seller would not provide additional photos of any of the key frame details and was not pleased with me questioning the veracity of his claim about his auction being an authentic NOS '77 frame. He did say I could come over and see the frame - but time does not allow.

To add some perspective to the auction, I have uploaded photos of my Pinarello Special that I believe by deductive reasoning to be in the '75 - '78 range perhaps. I would love any input from anyone who has any knowledge of Pinarello's from that time frame or could add more to the discussion. I haven'r seen any others from that timeframe - does anyone else have one of these beasts? See pictures at http://community.webshots.com/user/rlstankus Sorry for all the advertising clutter on webshots - but it's free to me.

There are many very nice details on this frame and it rides like a champ.

Some of the features of the frame: No TT braze cable braze-ons Over the BB cable guides Non-investment cast BB Nicely filed long point lugs Short campy rear dropouts Recessed short reach brakes Foil seat tube decals - these were going out of vogue by the mid '70's DT decals are mostly gone but were originally gold with black outlining - never seen that before. Heart shaped cutouts in the rear brake bridge reinforcements Heart shaped cutout in the front derailleur cable guide Engraved seat stay caps and fork crown Clove cutout in DT/HT lug

This frame came to me with only BB and headset and is fair to good condition. The main problem is that it has some salt that has gotten under the paint of the TT - however it does seems stable. The rest of the paint while scratched is fine and the overall impression is still very nice. I hav no idea if these bikes came as frames and/or full bikes. Even though the finishes are compromised, I've been reluctant to refinish the bike as I've never seen another like it and it has some history that seems worth preserving. I love to ride her though!

Any other thhoughts?

BTW, I've also uploaded some pics of a nice 3Rensho - lots of cool proprietary parts and details on that frame and another one of my favorite rides.

Colts 10, Saints 3 so far.

Roman L Stankus Atlanta, Georgia USA

-----Original Message----- From: classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org [mailto:classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org] On Behalf Of Roman Stankus Sent: Thursday, February 04, 2010 9:26 PM To: 'George Allen'; 'classicrendezvous' Subject: Re: [CR] 2-speed Pinarello

What is it about that frame that looks like a Pinarello?

Graphics (DT) don't look right? No head tube badge. No pics of any of the signature Pinarello details from the period.

Guy says he bought it 3 years ago NOS and states it's a '77 - how is that definitive?

I have a mid - 70's Pinarello and am always on the lookout for early models - you just don't see them very often. Would love to see others from that time period that we know are authentic - this one I have my doubts about based on what I know - but I would love to know if this could really be the real thing. Apparently this bike is local to me - maybe I can get some more pics of the lugs/crown/stay caps etc.

Roman L Stankus Atlanta, Georgia USA
> -----Original Message-----
> From: classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org
> [mailto:classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org] On Behalf Of George
> Allen
> Sent: Thursday, February 04, 2010 5:06 PM
> To: classicrendezvous
> Subject: [CR] 2-speed Pinarello
> I guess the frame is on-topic. That's a high-dollar derailleur to
> shift
> 2 gears.
> tiny URL: http://tinyurl.com/ylcvdj8
> Ebay Item #: 250560878876*
> *George Allen
> Lexington, Ky*
> *USA*