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Pinarello Treviso query(8 posts)

Pinarello Treviso querykickoi_bikerdude
Jan 31, 2003 1:50 PM
I recently got hold of a Pinarello Treviso frame, circa 90'-92'(?). Except for the slightly dated color scheme and peeling stickers, the frame and fork look ready for another decade of blissful road riding. Im planning on building it up as a cross-training bike (I ride my MTB's more often) for fast group rides on the road.

Questions: I was wondering if any of you have experience in using this type of frame and fork. Any comments as to handling, traits, quirks (if any), etc. will be appreciated. 2) Anyone know where I can get the cheapest deals on Campy groupsets, outside of eBay and the classifieds on this thread?

Thank you very much.

Mike (New York City)
re: Pinarello Treviso queryBrokenSpoke
Jan 31, 2003 2:21 PM
The best pricing I have seen for Campy gruppo's is through www.totalcycling.com
I'm getting teary-eyed.....AaronL
Jan 31, 2003 2:38 PM
I had a Treviso back in the mid 80's.

I can tell you that mine was one of my all-time favorite bikes and I've only had one other bike that I felt had the same ride (a Zona-tubed Fort).

Older Pinni's tend to be very quick handling, due to their short wheelbase. The ride is very smooth and stable. You got yourself a wonderful double century bike there, my friend.

The Treviso was their mid-level bike. At the time, the BB shell was investment cast, but the other lugs were not. As you went up the line, you got more chrome, all investment cast lugs and SLX/SPX tubing. Yours looks newer than mine, so it may have some of those features.

Still, the Treviso was a great value.

Enjoy

AL
I have that framejimmyihatetoregister
Jan 31, 2003 3:19 PM
in size 56 cm. I've been riding it for 12 + years. Its been good but I am looking around for a new bike. It is a smooth ride. Seems plenty stiff. I think the top tube is a bit short & I'd like a longer one after 12 years. I ride in CO & it is a good climber.
Campy pricesPicshooter
Jan 31, 2003 6:08 PM
Nice frame! I remember lusting after one myself. For the best Campy prices and service, E mail Danny at Critusa@AOL.com.
re: Pinarello Treviso queryTraveller
Feb 2, 2003 11:14 AM
try wisecyclebuy.com. His prices are similar to total cycling with free shipping.

utpal
Thank you all!kickoi_bikerdude
Feb 2, 2003 11:39 AM
re: Pinarello Treviso querybuckeyerider
Feb 2, 2003 10:52 PM
I have a slightly older (late 80's) Pinarello, not sure of the model name but it has Columbus SLX tubeset, chrome fork and rear triangle....bought it used many yrs ago...decals were in quite poor shape. found my LBS thru GITA Sports could order a new decal set from Pinarello if i gave them my fram serial number...cost was expensivo! $100 back in 1994?...well, i ordered them and got all decals except the Olympic rings/World Champ wreath, and no Columbus decals.
i lightly sanded all paint(dark blue/purple) and removed old decals, a friend shot a few coats of clearcoat and POOF! new looking bike!
one of my favorite rides, always solid handling and not a bad climber...i always love getting on that bike for a ride! always thought about turning it into a 'cross bike but just can't part with it on the road!
Good Luck!