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1985 Pinarello Montello SLX - W/09 11s

Theres alot of positive things to be said about the complementing mix of old and new. What started as an experiment, a sneaky little side project grew quickly out of hand the more and more I delved into cycling cool, finding new parts, cool materials, finishes, weight saves and race tech. Modern parts reducing the weight increases in strength perhaps more inline with the performance traits originally envisioned on older bikes. The ride quality achieved is incredible compared to what was capable with circa correct parts (with all due maximum respect to these incredible parts). The feeling of riding a smooth vintage steel frame coupled with newer/younger parts is simply amazing!

Frame:
1985 Pinarello Montello 52cm Columbus SLX. Chrome plated with Boeing/Boeshield T9 internal tube protection @2002g.

Fork/Headset:
1985 Pinarello Columbus SLX (Rifled steerer tube) @694g. Campagnolo Record @201g.

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Campagnolo Super Record carbon 11s crankset 172.5mm 39-53 / Super Record outboard cups - IT.

Pedals:
LOOK KÉO 2 MAX.

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Campagnolo Super Record 11 Sprockets 12-25 @208g. Campagnolo Super Record 11 @250g.

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Derailleur Front: Campagnolo Super Record 11 @71g. Derailleur Rear: Campagnolo Super Record 11 @173g. Shifters Front: Campagnolo Super Record 11 @171g. Shifters Rear: Campagnolo Super Record 11 @171g.

Handlebars/Stem:
3ttt Less 199 25.4mm @201g. 3ttt Pro Titanium 22mm insert /25.4mm bar @168g

Saddle/Seatpost:
Moots Titanium Cinche Layback 27.2mm @232g.

Brakes:
Campagnolo Super Record-D SKELETON @139G.

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Campagnolo Eurus 2-Way Fit / Hutchinson 700x23c @972g.

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Campagnolo Eurus G3 2-Way Fit / Hutchinson 700x23c @ 1187g.

Accessories:
Rear Light: Knog Beetle RED.

More Info:
1985 Pinarello Montello Frame and Fork. 2009 Campagnolo Super Record 11 Components. Campagnolo ERGOPOWER cables and casings. Campagnolo down tube shifter bosses. Tape: San Marco Lorica. Stainless Steel Bidon Grub Screws. Red GORE Ride-On Cable Ends.

Added by lindsaythebus. Last updated about 6 years ago.

17 Comments

OldFireleg

OldFireleg says:

The Pinarello droputs and the GP stamp on rear dropouts show this frame made after '87.

Posted almost 3 years ago

Husavik63

Husavik63 says:

Hi, I have a Montello that I have been riding since I bought it new in 1987.
I like what you have done with yours. Was it straight forward putting a modern group set on. Especially the bottom bracket how did that work?

Posted about 5 years ago

lindsaythebus

lindsaythebus says:

Hi thanks Husavik63! A great bicycle the Pinarello Montello! Using modern components was very straightforward. The BB shell threads along with the headset were simply refaced/reamed beforehand. The BB is using modern external bearing cups, italian thread so installation was simply "bolt on" as was all other components in the build. The only item that was tweaked was the rear dropout which was realigned to accommodate the new 11s drivetrain and ensure smooth shifts.

Posted about 5 years ago

Kevin_R

Kevin_R says:

Amazing build, love the group set!

Posted over 6 years ago

lindsaythebus

lindsaythebus says:

Cheers Kevin!

Posted about 6 years ago

sloman

sloman says:

you have it right. The feel of old steel with the upgraded parts is hard to beat. Though us old guys still enjoy the challenge of downtube shifters on a second or third bike,modern STI type groups are fast and EZ riders.Nice mix here.

Posted over 6 years ago

lindsaythebus

lindsaythebus says:

Haha second or third bike! Love it! Cheers sloman.

Posted over 6 years ago

Camel-Fathoms

Camel-Fathoms says:

Gorgeous. Totally agree with the mix of classic/new.........best of both worlds.
Favorited.

Posted over 6 years ago

lindsaythebus

lindsaythebus says:

Thank you Camel-Fathoms! Glad you agree! Its rad riding on trying to chase cars you just feel all the bumps in performance orientated way. Love it!

Posted over 6 years ago

stripes

stripes says:

Stunning !

Posted over 6 years ago

lindsaythebus

lindsaythebus says:

Thanks stripes!

Posted over 6 years ago

mktng

mktng says:

this is a hell of a machine. NICE.

Posted over 6 years ago

mktng

mktng says:

wow. at around 18.5 lbs . this things amazing !

Posted over 6 years ago

lindsaythebus

lindsaythebus says:

wow! cheers mktng!

Posted over 6 years ago

lesundancekid

lesundancekid says:

Beauty! How much is the total weight?

Posted over 6 years ago

lindsaythebus

lindsaythebus says:

Thanks man! Its heaps of fun, weighs around 8.172kg!

Posted over 6 years ago

lesundancekid

lesundancekid says:

Enjoy, wonderful bike! I would have this over a Dogma anyday! :)

Posted over 6 years ago