Serving the Cycling Community Since 1958
2021 marks Mel Pinto Imports' 63rd year of uninterrupted support to the bicycle industry and
community. If you are visiting us for the first time, or are rediscovering us from some past
connection, WELCOME! If you are one of our existing customers, thanks for your continued
support and patronage. We appreciate every one of our clients and work hard to earn your
business. We take pride in being a customer service-oriented business.
If you wish to become a dealer, please click “Wholesale Inquiries”. We will contact you with confirmation and provide you with a log in password. For now, dealers will not be able to pay on-line when placing orders here. Instead, you will be generating a purchase order request. For existing dealers, we will then process your request, and invoice you with your shipment. Existing dealers can still benefit from our net-30 payment policy. New dealers will be required to pre-pay on first orders. Eventually, of course, we will have on-line payment capability. Please call for more details.
VAR is a family-owned design and manufacturing company in France that has been making high-quality professional bicycle tools since 1945. MPI is proud to be a full-service direct importer and distributor for VAR in the US. In addition to their extensive range of tools, VAR has recently expanded its offerings to include shop supplies such as lubricants, hardware and accessories.
At Mel Pinto Imports, we want to continue the great tradition established by Mr. Pinto and MPI more than 60 years ago. Our goal is to provide the same great quality products and service that you have come to expect from MPI. We still like to talk with our customers and hope to never lose that personal touch that makes MPI unique. Please feel free to “Contact Us” with your questions, suggestions and recommendations.
Wayne Bingham, Owner