Achille Pavarin is an Italian expert bicycle producer from Calcinate del Pesce (Varese, northern Italy). In 1974 he decided to open his own bike store and to produce custom steel frames.
As many other Pavarin frames, this one is a true masterpiece of craftsmanship and was built by a real expert. Most Pavarin bikes were built either by Marnati or Losa.
Giovanni - "Vanni" - Losa. The frame builder from Vittuone - a small city close to Milan - is a real legend. He manufactured exquisite bicycles for third brands, among others, the Cinelli Supercorsa from the 1990s to 2008.
Unlike most other frame built by Losa, our Pavarin doesn't show the typical triangular or "V"cut-outs in the lugs. Instead, there are smaller engravings which Losa apparently used for some frames with shorter lugs in the late 80s.As for the tubes, this frame is made of the top level Columbus SLX tubes, a first choice of prefessional riders at that time.
Rear axle width: 131 mm
Steerer length: 158 mm (threaded part: 44 mm)
Bottom bracket: ITA
Seatpost diameter: 27.2 mm
Front derailleur attachment: braze-on