Tuesday, June 7, 2011


The fake Chinese Pinarello frames (read more here) that have been appearing on internet sites, ebay, etc., have been coined "Chinarello" frames.

One person, with a sense of humor, has come up with this for his fake:

If you are purchasing a Pinarello heed the advice from Pinarello:

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  1. That reminds me of my Cannondale, which, with the judicious application of black electricians' tape, became the "Can O Ale".

  2. What is a Chinarello? It is any Pinarello bike made in China. It is sometimes confused with the open mold with curvy seatstays and fork which is officially referred to as RFM101 or FM101.