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01-11-09, 11:18 PM
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Posted By bartonfink

Thanks, everybody. From the drilling to the rim,...

Thanks, everybody. From the drilling to the rim, center to center, looked to be about 35mm. Shortshortshort. I can't be more exact because the bike's over in the shop.

And thanks for the link,...
01-11-09, 09:29 PM
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Views: 492
Posted By bartonfink

*Italian. Or did my Google translator steer...

*Italian.

Or did my Google translator steer me wrong?
01-11-09, 09:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By bartonfink

Pinarello pista help, per favore

Hi Everyone,

I hope this finds you all well, having had a wonderful holiday. I've posted this up in C & V, and over on the Track thread, but thought I'd turn to the experts.

I found and bought...
01-10-09, 10:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 914
Posted By bartonfink

It's funny, 128 -- there's no 'Amatore' decal on...

It's funny, 128 -- there's no 'Amatore' decal on the top tube, but there is a Pinarello signature decal up there. Like you, I think it may have been repainted - the gold wasn't a stock color as far...
01-10-09, 09:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 914
Posted By bartonfink

- I've got a 19mm on there now. - I'm...

- I've got a 19mm on there now.

- I'm pretty sure it's not a replacement road fork. Too straight; same chromed Gipiemme track drops as the rear; and if it were a road fork, it would likely fit a...
01-10-09, 09:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 914
Posted By bartonfink

Oh, and here are the catalog pages we've been...

Oh, and here are the catalog pages we've been talking about.
01-10-09, 08:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 914
Posted By bartonfink

Thanks, everybody. - I've posted the...

Thanks, everybody.

- I've posted the question down in the track forum as well. I'll try the SS/FG forum as a court of last resort.

- I did notice that the cutout in the fork differs from the...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,607
Posted By bartonfink

Pinarello Pista Help, Per Favore.....

Hi Everyone,

I hope this finds you all well, having had a wonderful holiday. I just posted this up in C and V, but thought there might be some help down here, as well.

I found and bought a...
01-10-09, 07:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 914
Posted By bartonfink

Pinarello Pista Help, per favore....

Hi Everyone,

I hope this finds you all well, having had a wonderful holiday.

I found and bought a lovely Pinarello track bike last month on eBay. With my pre-Christmas coupon, and...
01-07-09, 05:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 589
Posted By bartonfink

This may or may not be correct, but it's worth a...

This may or may not be correct, but it's worth a look:
...
01-04-09, 04:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,059
Posted By bartonfink

Go here: ...

Go here:

http://jaxed.com/cgi-bin/mash.cgi?cat=cpbike&itm=trek&loc=&fil=soho&ys=&ye=&submit=++++go++++

Gotta be one somewhere, right?
01-03-09, 09:04 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,166,488
Posted By bartonfink

OK. I'm sure we all remember the cranky...

OK.

I'm sure we all remember the cranky fella who originally posted this 3Rensho as his own, on two threads - with all the ensuing unpleasantness, argumentation and deleted byplay. Apparently, he...
01-01-09, 08:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,207
Posted By bartonfink

Dia-Compe seems to be the easiest resource for...

Dia-Compe seems to be the easiest resource for these rear brake kits. I'm not sure where you'll find a better option. But they do tend to tear up your finish.
...
12-25-08, 06:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,473
Posted By bartonfink

My hurry-up living-room photo angle is a little...

My hurry-up living-room photo angle is a little deceptive I think, battle.

Are you sitting down?

56.5

And the retrogrouchy geezers like myself up in C and V were very taken with it.

If...
12-24-08, 09:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,473
Posted By bartonfink

Yes, I was fantastically lucky. I had an eBay...

Yes, I was fantastically lucky. I had an eBay coupon the week the bike went up. So won with a bid of $799, minus 10%.

I think the bike went unnoticed because another Pinarello Amatore auction had...
12-23-08, 09:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,473
Posted By bartonfink

Here's an alternative for the OP: read up on...

Here's an alternative for the OP: read up on classic bicycles. Learn the manufacturer's names and reputations. Learn what frames are made of and how and by whom. Learn who makes which component, and...
12-23-08, 12:10 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,761
Posted By bartonfink

1985?

1985?
12-18-08, 04:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,770
Posted By bartonfink

DO NOT "fix" that bike. Do not. Post those...

DO NOT "fix" that bike. Do not. Post those pictures in C & V and let someone there figure out its potential value. Those head lugs alone demand it.
12-18-08, 04:12 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 7,571
Posted By bartonfink

Writer.

Writer.
12-18-08, 03:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,515
Posted By bartonfink

One can generally find a steady stream of NOS...

One can generally find a steady stream of NOS saddles on eBay. Expensive, though. Selle Italia Turbo or Selle San Marco Concor are your leading candidates for the look/feel you describe.
12-16-08, 05:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,237
Posted By bartonfink

It remains a common enough practice - in...

It remains a common enough practice - in handlebars only - among owners of frames (usually aluminum) that seem to buzzzzzz at uncomfortable, hand-numbing frequencies.
Replies: 35
Views: 35,744
Posted By bartonfink

Seems to me easy enough to offer a genial,...

Seems to me easy enough to offer a genial, good-humored range of possibilities in valuation. At least they make it look easy enough on "Antiques Roadshow" - and without the torturous ontological,...
12-16-08, 08:38 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 9,155
Posted By bartonfink

Not to be needlessly inflammatory, but having...

Not to be needlessly inflammatory, but having read down the entire thread, what specific insight or deep knowledge of this bike's specific history has RF offered here?
12-15-08, 11:17 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 9,155
Posted By bartonfink

Don't you know who I am? The immortal...

Don't you know who I am?

The immortal defense of the ill-mannered!

Sorry junior mint, on the internet you are as you post.
12-15-08, 10:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,296
Posted By bartonfink

12. Ride a replaceable, cheap, tough, ugly bike. ...

12. Ride a replaceable, cheap, tough, ugly bike.




I'll split the difference here, and say that you can ride anything you like in the city - as long as you carry it back into your apartment....
Replies: 35
Views: 5,868
Posted By bartonfink

What you might try is a Brooks CR3. It is, in...

What you might try is a Brooks CR3. It is, in fact, a vinyl Brooks. Obsolete now, I expect. Can't vouch for the ride quality, but the look is pretty accurate. Saw one on a thread up in Classic and...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,307
Posted By bartonfink

As trelhak points out, there's precedent here - a...

As trelhak points out, there's precedent here - a long tradition of 'drome-capable trainers with drilled forks. Bikes like the Pinarello Amatore came with a drilled fork so they could be ridden with...
12-13-08, 10:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,687
Posted By bartonfink

You're right. There are plenty of crappy old...

You're right. There are plenty of crappy old bikes to convert.

This isn't one of them.
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Posted By bartonfink

The newest member of our little household.

The newest member of our little household.
12-12-08, 05:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 598
Posted By bartonfink

Hi Soder - Like either of these? ...

Hi Soder -

Like either of these?
...
12-11-08, 09:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,062
Posted By bartonfink

Sorry for the bad news, bad news. Your friend has...

Sorry for the bad news, bad news. Your friend has my sympathies. I'll watch for it in the neighborhood.
12-11-08, 08:38 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,122
Posted By bartonfink

I stand corrected. Especially if we're talking...

I stand corrected. Especially if we're talking about beauty as measured in pounds.
12-11-08, 08:36 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,122
Posted By bartonfink

I'm thinking hard about finding an NOS Selle...

I'm thinking hard about finding an NOS Selle Italia Turbo now. I must, however, await agreement from my sitbones.
12-11-08, 08:23 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,122
Posted By bartonfink

Hi blick. I'll ride the bike on the street as...

Hi blick. I'll ride the bike on the street as soon as I get it lubed and tuned. All the various greasables need regreasing, and all the many packables need repacking. I need tires, too.

As far as...
12-10-08, 07:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,122
Posted By bartonfink

With the diversity of opinion here, I should have...

With the diversity of opinion here, I should have made this a poll. In any case, my sincere thanks for all your thoughts so far.

Keep 'em coming.
12-10-08, 04:29 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,122
Posted By bartonfink

You mean second all-time? Or second as in do...

You mean second all-time?

Or second as in do I have another one to ride?

We are a three bike household. One modern, two vintage. This Pinarello would just be for riding. Not hauling groceries ...
12-10-08, 02:59 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,122
Posted By bartonfink

The drilled fork was stock on the Amatore, I...

The drilled fork was stock on the Amatore, I think. But I'll take undrilled under consideration, too.
12-10-08, 02:57 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,122
Posted By bartonfink

Yikes. Clearly, I'm going to have to change...

Yikes.

Clearly, I'm going to have to change my thread title to "The 2nd most beautiful, etc...."
12-10-08, 02:41 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,122
Posted By bartonfink

I can see I'm going to have to have a very long...

I can see I'm going to have to have a very long talk with my ass about this.
12-10-08, 02:32 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,122
Posted By bartonfink

Thanks for the catalogue page, zacked. It shows...

Thanks for the catalogue page, zacked. It shows that same Gipiemme seatpost as original.
12-10-08, 02:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,122
Posted By bartonfink

Haven't adjusted anything yet. Just pulled it out...

Haven't adjusted anything yet. Just pulled it out of the box, tightened it back up with my fingers and took a picture.
12-10-08, 02:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,122
Posted By bartonfink

While my eyes and my brain agree with the idea of...

While my eyes and my brain agree with the idea of a more authentic track saddle - and will look into something along those lines - my ass pretty much insists on a Brooks.
12-10-08, 02:10 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,122
Posted By bartonfink

I can't imagine a gold bike much prettier than...

I can't imagine a gold bike much prettier than this. But if yours is, then it must be very pretty indeed. And I don't even like gold.

I promise to visit the velodrome often enough to keep the...
12-10-08, 01:55 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,122
Posted By bartonfink

The Most Beautiful Bicycle in the History of the World...

...or not. Depending on your taste.

Anyway, I just took delivery on this early 80s Pinarello and I'm looking for ideas on how to properly dress it. My first thought: Brooks honey Team Pro...
12-10-08, 09:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,389
Posted By bartonfink

Nice as these are - and they seem very nice...

Nice as these are - and they seem very nice indeed - I have to say that the 2-strap Acorn bag is an absolute beauty. Works terrifically well as a practical matter, and looks perfectly correct on a...
12-04-08, 01:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 827
Posted By bartonfink

eBay. Early 80s Pinarello. All chrome under...

eBay. Early 80s Pinarello. All chrome under metallic gold paint. Columbus tubing, Mavic wheels, Campy/Gipiemme/3ttt drive train, hubs, bars, stems, posts and drops. Panto'ed headset and forkcrowns....
12-04-08, 11:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 827
Posted By bartonfink

Why not take a month, go to eBay every day, and...

Why not take a month, go to eBay every day, and find a vintage Pinarello or Mercian or Bob Jackson in lugged steel for the same $950? You'd wind up with a better frame, better components and a...
11-14-08, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4,176
Views: 1,847,162
Posted By bartonfink

What is it? Neither amazing, nor awesome. ...

What is it?

Neither amazing, nor awesome.

Discuss.
11-14-08, 10:09 AM
Replies: 403
Views: 16,828
Posted By bartonfink

Oy.

Oy.
11-08-08, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4,176
Views: 1,847,162
Posted By bartonfink

Yes, these are reasonably nice frames. And no,...

Yes, these are reasonably nice frames. And no, you shouldn't be shilling on the porn thread.

But since you're here, you might as well take note of the fact that I can order an off-the-peg,...
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