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Fake Pinarello Prince?

bstarkbstark Posts: 6
edited September 2012 in Road buying advice
Hi all. I'm thinking of buying a second hand Pinarello Prince but the seller is unable to say what year it is from, and it looks unlike any Prince I've been able to find an image of online. I was always taught that if a deal looks too good to be true, it probably is... so does anyone know if Pinarello ever released a model of the Prince with this simple white design below, or is it just a cheap bike with decals job? Am guessing it's a fair few years old even if so. Many thanks in advance for your help.


  • Monty DogMonty Dog Posts: 20,614
    The first model of Prince was a Scandium alloy frame, going back to 1999-ish but the ones I remember had a more elaborate paint job - single colours weren't in vogue at that time.
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • APIIIAPIII Posts: 2,010
    Definitely just a bike with Pinarello stickers. The font was more old school on the original Prince and the tube profiles completely different
  • APIIIAPIII Posts: 2,010
    DSC_3094 by Fraser Kynaston, on Flickr
  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 16,015
    Of course, frames can be repainted but the white one somehow just doesn't look ugly enough to be a real Prince :lol:
    Faster than a tent.......
  • many thanks all of you, guess i'll give this one a miss.
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