Indurains' 1994 Pinarello
BUY ME THIS BIKE!!
Back in the 1990's as a teenager, this is THE bike I idolised, ridden by who I think is one of the greatest sporting legends of all time and perhaps the greatest sporting idol of all time. My white Dawes I was riding back then, I want'ed to scratch off the white paint to make my bike look a little bit closer to this bike.
The history and significance of this bike to me is immense.
First, the r/BikePorn images
From the eBay listing:
A legend of cicling History!
( published in the major European bike magazine ROADBIKE for the March issue.(please regard the press-cu red article)
Miguel Indurain´s famous Pinarello Banesto Tour de France bike 1994
The last steel frame winner bike of the Tour (Thereafter Alloy and Carbon took over)
Made for Big Mig by the legendary Dario Pegoretti by order of Pinarello
Frame No: I 4 HO 484
I (for Indurain) 4 (frame No 4) H0 484 (frame No 4 of 84 for the Banesto team. Leader first. 21 Team members in 1994. Four frames each rider)
One of his four identical bicycles, ridden during the tour. Indurain used three different saddles. turbo, turbomatic and turbo pro team
Still in the original condition, just as Indurain had finished his 94 season on it.
Equipped with his favored handmade Campy Sigma tubular 32 spoke wheel set.
One bottle cage only, prepared for a short circuit in the late season.
The Oria Cromovan frame stickers, presented during the Tour, were removed due to sponsorship cutoff. The mark is still visible on the seat tube: Please regard the detail.
The bicycle was lost for 23 years.
Due to the reference of a former Banesto staffer it could be relocated in 2017. Indurain had donated it after the 94 season as a lottery jackpot to a charity event in his home region in Tudela, Navarra. The winner, a Lady from the neighborhood, proudly preserved the bike in her home for the next 23 years.
(Please regard the little press cutting from the local newspaper)
In the absence of a descendent she gave it away finally. The bike was returned back to Miguel Indurain in 201&. He signed it and confirmed its authenticity.
The Race Number is replaced
It is published in the major European bike magazine ROADBIKE for the March issue.(please regard the press-cu red article)
seat tube x top tube 59.5 x 59,5 cm c-center
Complete 8 speed Campagnolo C Record Group with Time pedalsCrank arms 180 mm (Big Mig´s standard length. Imagine his power!)