Vintage, yesteryear and retro biking
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I have this old Pinarello and i would like to know if someone can help me to identify the year of this Pinarello Veneto and give me some information about It.
Here you can find some pics of the bike:
Thanks a lot!
Matt, not quite sure of the vintage, however you may like to look at a few of the catalogues linked http://bulgier.net/pics/bike/ scroll dow to the pinarello cats.
I am not a Campagnolo officionado however it looks like you have Campy Gran Sport http://www.velobase.com/ViewGroup.aspx?GroupID=2c7674d4-c934-4461-94d6-344ba9433270 which according to Velobase was around from 1974-85. would have to do more research to narrow it down. just noticed the c ranks, probably guess at early 80s.
I recon it is a mid 80's built frame. It is probably made from a lower end Columbus tubing but that means little as it probably rides quite nicely. Lack of brazed-on fittings also indicate an economical build philosophy. The clamp-on Campagnolo components look like Nuovo Record which were probably a rung down the Campagnolo ladder but many people would prefer the look of the Nuovo Record components (typically the rear derailleur) than the top of the range Super Record components.
If your frame was a mid to late 80's build there were other Campagnolo groupsets that could have been used such as Victory and Triumph or C-Record, Croce d'Aune, Chorus, Athena, etc.
Personally I think this bike has a great group set that is most suitable for this frame and worth keeping. The brake callipers look to be another brand but could be replaced with the Campy callipers in time. The pantographed components are a definite bonus. A careful clean-up is all this bike needs.
not sure about Record.... Quite clearly components are labeled Gran Sport. RD labeled 'Nouvo Gran Sport', cranks with GS, brake calipers -difficult to see a GS marking with the shine but Id say Gran Sport should have GS stamped there.
Rear derailleur looks like a Nuovo Gran Sport. Gran Sport was a cheaper version of the Nuovo Record which went thruogh to about 85 when the C Record ( and CDA, Chorus etc started). If the cranks are Nuovo Record they should have a date stamp on the inside using the following system
Diamond = 70s
Circle = 80s
number = last digit of the year
exceptions 11= '85 22 = '86 33 = '87
Late SR always has square outside the number
If the hubs are Campagnolo the locknuts on the axles should also have a date stamped on the inside - you'll have to remove one to check.
Looks like a very nice bike and you should try to keep it original.
Very difficult to accurately date Pinarellos. Stange model differences too. My Veneto has internal top tube routing. Usually only found on the Montello but have seen it on other Veneto pics on the web. I think mine is late 80s.
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