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 and the attention to detail with small logos all over the frame. Our exemplar also has the braze-on racing numer holder suggesting, that it could have been used in competitions.
Back in the day - just as nowadays - this road bicycle was well-known for its stiffness, comfort and reliability. As for the equippment, what else than a complete Campagnolo Super Record groupset could end on this top model? This version is slightly rarer though, since it is the last classic Super Record gruppo which differs from it's predecesor by the non fluted crank arms and brakes with different 'Campagnolo' lettering. But it doesn't end there! Some of the parts have been precisely pantographed by Pinarello, turning this fiery red racer into a true gem.
A dream ride for any vintage bike enthusiast
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