I bought this last year as a just a frame and forks. I built it up to ride but have only done about 100 miles. All I know about it is the frame and forks are steel I used what stem I had laying around at the time so I know it makes it look a bit ugly. I fitted a Campagnolo Veloce group set and new set of Miche wheels.

I'm looking at getting the proper stem for it as the one I had does not look right obviously. I have spent many hours looking at what the exact model is but to no avail. Could someone help me please?

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I can list more if needed, there is no serial no on the bottom , only the words pinnarello

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    Ask the seller.
    – ojs
    Commented Mar 25, 2018 at 13:24
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    BSE has a fairly abysmal record identifying bikes. This sounds like one that might be possible though. Please add a well lit, clear photo of the whole bike from the drive side, and of any particular features that may help identify it. You need to add those promptly as you are already attracting close votes. You got an upvote so you have sufficient reputation to add images. Commented Mar 25, 2018 at 13:53
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    If it was authentic I would have expected a serial number under the BB, or by the rear dropouts. There is no Pinarello serial DB on the web, so you have to contact customer support for authentication with your serial number. If it is a knockoff, then its still a nice looking steel bike to be ridden.
    – Criggie
    Commented Mar 25, 2018 at 19:09
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    I note that your bike has mudguard/fender mounts on the forks and drop-outs, which suggests that it's not an out-and-out racing bike. Did Pinarello ever make such a bike? Pinarello's dropouts also typically have a triangular hole in them (see, e.g., steel-vintage.com), which yours lack. Commented Mar 26, 2018 at 8:37
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    Can you add a pic of the "Pinarello" stamp on the BB shell? Commented Mar 27, 2018 at 0:00

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The frame seems suspicious: it clearly was TIG-welded, just look at those smooth tube joints and compare to 80s lugged frames, which means the MY should be at least in mid 90s. The Dyna looks very similar, but the the dropouts don't match (holes vs no holes). Newer frames either have seatpost bolt inline with top tube or a modern collar, but the frame in question has the bolt at least a centimeter higher than the top of the top tube. The paint doesn't match the time period either, the most similar paint jobs date to 80s lugged frames, just like the head badge. I think it was repainted with the use of an aftermarket decals set.

I'd look for any branding cues in every crook and nanny and ask the previous owner about the model and paint job.

  • This looks more like a 2000s steel bike than 80s. The tube shapes look a lot like Columbus Spirit from the time.
    – ojs
    Commented Mar 26, 2018 at 7:05
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    Also, a quick Google for images of "Pinarello steel" didn't seem to give any results with "Pinarello" written four times on each side of the bike. They all seem to have it on the down tube; most, but not all, have it either on each side of the seat tube or down the front of it; a few have it at the front of the top tube, but I didn't see any with "Pinarello" on the chain stay. Commented Mar 26, 2018 at 8:22
  • Its a mystery this bike.
    – user37065
    Commented Mar 26, 2018 at 18:28
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    I did write to steel vintage .com on 2 occasions but they never replied.I am starting to get very disappointing results after so much searching on the web. i cannot trace the previous owner for answers. I may see if Columbo is free at the weekend to investigate, i tried Kojak but he is on another case....
    – user37065
    Commented Mar 26, 2018 at 18:32

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