My 25 year old sticker...
A fond memento of my 1984 visit to Cicli Pinarello!
Nineteen eighty-four was the last time I visited Treviso, Italy. My interest in cycling opened up with a visit to Cicli Pinarello. I knew very little of the bicycle maker. Frankly, my only knowledge was that American Alexi Grewal rode on what I remember as a Montello and winning the 1984 L.A. Olympics Men's road race. And that was mainly it. So, inside I went and entered into the fascinating Italian world of cycling. I must've smiled and grinned like a kid as Giovanni Pinarello gave me a tour of his wonderful bicycle factory. I saw a replica Montello model that Grewal championed his gold medal performance on.
I wanted to show these exquisite images of the 1984 Pinarello Super Record with Columbus SLX tubing and microfusion lugs in the gorgeous rosso corsa. Marvelously equipped with Campagnolo Super Record. That year Pinarello proudly portrayed a 'Campione d'Olimpico Campione d'Italia 1984 crest.' Vittorio Algeri won that right to wear the Italian National Champion jersey riding for Metauro Mobili Pinarello.
A nice memory from Pinarello, twenty five years ago!
1984 Olympic Gold Medalist, Alexi Grewal
on a Montello SLX.
The 1984 Pinarello Super Record SLX.
'Campione d'Olympico, Campione d'Italia, 1984'
1984 Italian champion, Vittorio Algeri on a Pinarello Super Record SLX.