Giovanni 'Nani' Pinarello, born in 1922, was quite a successful amateur rider in the era of Coppi, Bartali and Bobet, with loads of won races which eventually earned him a contract as a professional.
The year of 1953 then saw him making a dream come true, by using money - which he got as a compensation for handing over his starting place in the Giro - for the setup of a bicycle shop and manufacture in his hometown Treviso.
From then on Pinarello bikes became more and more famous, more and more refined.
In 1975 the company finally achieved its first Giro d'Italia victory. And today there are not many brands with a similar number of triumphs in big races.
An absolute top class bike, the Pinarello Montello was their top of the line machine from the 1983 to the 1990s. The Pinarello Montello certainly is one of the most beloved classic racing bicycles of all time.
Recognising a true Montello is as easy as falling in love with it at first sight. Like our exemplar with its great features shows, the main details on this Italian racing machine are the bridgeless and specially formed bottom bracket shell, the Columbus SLX tubing, internally routed brake cable and the attention to detail with small logos all over the frame.
Back in the day - just as nowadays - this road bicycle was well-known for its stiffness, comfort and reliability. Such a frame deserves just the best parts possible and it certainly gets it. The Campagnolo C-Record is quite possibly the prettiest groupset ever made and with the smooth flowing lines and meticulous finishing, it is a set of cycling jewelery. But it doesn't end there! Some of the parts have been precisely pantographed by Pinarello like the chainring, seatpost or the shifters. Worth mentioning is also the freshly laced wheelset with NOS FIR rims or the beautiful Cobalto brakes with matching brake levers.
A dream ride for any vintage bike enthusiast.
|Rahmenhöhe (Center-Top)||57 cm|
|Schalthebel||Campagnolo C-Record; pantographed|
|Kurbel||Campagnolo C-Record; 170 mm; 52/34; pantographed chainring|
|Sattel||Selle San Marco Rolls NEW|
|Naben||Campagnolo C-Record; 7-speed; 23/13 Regina Extra|
|Felgen||FIR Quasar; 700C tubulars|
|Vorbau||Cinelli; 105 mm|
|Lenker||Cinelli; 42 cm|
|Kette||YBN hard plated NEW|