1982 Pinarello Treviso, 50cm.

$225. Information: (865) 573-3127 or send email to smokyrouleur-"at"-yahoo-dot-com

General Information
This is the frame used by many European professional racing teams in the early 1980s, and was ridden by several teams during the 1980, 1981, 1982, and 1983 Tour de France. The Treviso is the frame that solidified Pinarello's place as a top caliber racing bike on the pro racing circuit.

I built this bike for my wife while I was managing a Pro Shop in Southern California, in the early 1980s. I originally built it using Campagnolo Record components, but around 1986 I replaced the drive-train with Shimano Sante to take advantage of Shimano's "click-shifting" indexed-shifter technology. Sante was a short-lived "glamour" line that fell between Shimano's main Dura Ace and 600 component lines. Sante components only appeared on a few models in the US, and were distinguished by a white enameled finish which gave it a classy look.

My wife rode her Pinarello strictly for pleasure; she never raced. She logged several hundred miles on the bike up and down the Central Coast. The trouble with riding along the coast is that the salty air causes chrome parts, such as the chromed chainstay, to rust. (Italian chrome as a reputation for its poor resistance to rust). My wife loved her bike, but not the rust. Instead of replacing the frame I sent it to CycleArt, a San Diego frame painter, sometime around 1990. CycleArt sand-blasted the frame to remove the paint, dechromed it, and gave a completely new (and much higher quality) chroming and painting. I was able to order Pinarello decals through a distributor, and soon the bike looked good as new.

It's now many years later and time to say goodbye to our old friend. The components are long out of date, though the frame is as stiff and responsive as ever. We recommend it for an entry-level racer. With a new component group, this bike will provide a wonderful ride for a racer or cycling enthusiast.

We are asking $225 for the complete bike, as is. We prefer to deal with locals, hence we have not posted the bike on eBay or other auction sites.

Frame Columbus SL chromoly steel. 50cm ctr-ctr
bar/stem Cinell/3TTT
crank/bb Campagnolo old Record 170mm, 52/42
derailleurs Shimano Sante
freewheel Shimano Sante (thread-on)
brakes Shimano 600 sidepull calipers
pedals Look PP166 clipless
wheelset hubs: Campag old Rec. 32; rims: Mavic Mod. E 700c clincher; spokes: DT stainless.
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