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Questions about my Pinarello Treviso(3 posts)

Questions about my Pinarello Trevisostacker
May 15, 2002 9:16 AM
I've never been able to determine the age of my Pinarello. It has downtube shifters(index)full Dura Ace gruppo, Mavic Open pro wheels(8 spd cassette). On the downtube directly beind the headtube it has a date of 1984 along with some other Italian. I have toyed with the idea of getting sti shifters and upgrading wheels to a 9 speed just to lighten it up a bit and ease of shifting. Any thoughts on that type of upgrade? I love riding the bike and don't really want to buy a new one....it rides quite nice. Any ideas will be welcomed.
re: Questions about my Pinarello Trevisocolker
May 15, 2002 9:33 AM
will sti shifters, 9sp cassette hubs and cassette lighten it up? maybe not but if yopu prefer the shifting from the handlebars, do it.
i ride an older pinarello and love it, even more when the roads gfet bad. i do the ocasionally off road errands and the ride is sure, comfy and smooth.
re: Just finished doing my wife's 1986 Trevisodzrider
May 15, 2002 11:21 AM
In 1999 we put on racing triple derailleurs, crankset and bottom bracket and kept the 126mm spacing and six speed free-wheel. This winter we got the stays spread and had it repainted by Peter Weigle. I built new wheels with 9 spd hubs, got Ergo Levers and re-assembled the bike. It wound up costing about what a new Viner with Ultegra would cost from GVH.

Is it a better bike? I don't know, but Rachel loves riding it and I can understand why. Some how they got all kinds of positive ride qualities in one frame. Every frame builder we talked to had redone some and said something to the effect that people who have those bikes love them. If you do it's worth the money, but only if you do.