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    Oh heck why not me too - show us your Bottecchia's

    Crickets chirping?

    I figured if the Peugeot guys and the Schwinn guys and the Raleigh guys and even the cross bike guys can do it then I can get in on the action . 'Sides, I just like Bottecchia's. Maybe one day I'll gather it all up and create a vintage Bottecchia website like all those other brands have. I'll start...he are the latest pictures of my baby:

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    lovely bike but you really must do something about that shimano freewheel


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    Sweet bike..
    Off to the basement to work on mine!!
    http://bicyclenut.bravehost.com/Bicy...nt%20page.html

    The last two bikes on my list are a 50's Lenton Grand Prix and a '64 Raleigh Record.

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    I know this doesn't have much to do with bottechias, but that is a really cool stroller back there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by luker View Post
    I know this doesn't have much to do with bottechias, but that is a really cool stroller back there!
    Genuine Shirley Temple.
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    Quote Originally Posted by caterham View Post
    lovely bike but you really must do something about that shimano freewheel

    Shhhhh...It shifts too nice to change it

    (But the Regina is in the parts box somewhere.)
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    We're not doing as well as the "Lets see your PEUGEOT" now - come on guys
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    ok here is mine- but still working on it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kommisar89 View Post
    We're not doing as well as the "Lets see your PEUGEOT" now - come on guys
    To get the ball rolling, you could always move some pictures over from the Bottechia Equipe thread. Just give credit to the owner.

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    This may be sacriligious to some of you guys, but here is my Bottechia fixed gear;


    This bike was treated very poorly by previous owner(s). Everything on it was garbage and its gotten a new life as my fixed beater.


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    I could start a "show us your Sekai's" thread but that would go nowhere ...

    PS - nice Bottecchia's!

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    Quote Originally Posted by davit70 View Post
    ok here is mine- but still working on it
    need that white saddle
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    OK, T-Mar had a great idea. I'll copy these pics over from the other threads we recently had -

    Mike01 in Sweden owns this beautiful example - (one day T-Mar is going to decide to sell me his Bottecchia frame so I can build one just like it but with a white saddle and silver stem.) ;-)



    And these two belong to Mike01's friend:





    And here's a frame Moki posted (that's too small for me ) and a Bott from the Wool Jersey gallery:





    And a link to Ray Dobbins site with his exquisite pictures of the '92 Equipe shown below:

    http://www.raydobbins.com/bottecchia/

    Last edited by Kommisar89; 10-19-07 at 06:51 PM.
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    And there's Fredrick Yavorsky's very clean 1973 Special Model from the Classic Rendezvous site:

    http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Italy/Bottechia_F-Yavorsky.htm


    This is very similar to my old Special with a few exceptions - I had Fiamme Yellow label clincher rims,
    Tipo hubs, Simplex Prestige derailluers, and an unusual Ofmega 5-arm steel cottered crank with aluminum chainrings.

    Last edited by Kommisar89; 10-19-07 at 06:46 PM.
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    And a few other Bott pics I pulled down off eBay...

    A 1961 50th aniversary frame:



    A Professional Model - needs a little TLC - this one was asking $750 when it was up
    for auction but didn't sell at that time. Probably can't see it in this picture but it has
    Nuovo Record brakes:



    A nice tourquoise Special - interesting Belt saddle:



    A sharp red Special with Simplex derailleurs (clearly in need of adjustment) like mine had:



    A bright yellow Unisex:



    The only evidence I've ever found that the Gran Turismo actually existed - I believe this was later bought by someone on these forums:

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    Ok, here is the Picture from Brian's Basement of my Deluxe.

    It might be back among the living by the end of the weekend.

    http://bicyclenut.bravehost.com/Bicy...nt%20page.html

    The last two bikes on my list are a 50's Lenton Grand Prix and a '64 Raleigh Record.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redneckwes View Post
    Ok, here is the Picture from Brian's Basement of my Deluxe.

    It might be back among the living by the end of the weekend.

    Ok Aaron, we want to see the "living" pictures
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    Some pictures of a fully chromed Bottecchia Crono frame as used by Stefano Allocchio, Malvor-Bottecchia team in the mid-/late 80ies
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    And another Squadra with C-Record components
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    Clearly I need to start shopping on Swedish eBay
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    My favorite Bottechia...and it's not mine.


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    Back in the mid-90's I wanted to buy a Bottecchia frame to build up a bike. I don't know if they were still being imported or if they were NOS already then but an SL frame went for $400 and an SLX went for $700 if I recall correctly. Of course I didn't have $700 back then or even $400. I should have sold my soul to the devil or something. That frame in ADR team colors is simply exquisite.

    I need to read Faust again to see how it's done
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    Here's an interesting detail - I have many pictures of Bottecchia Giro d'Italia and Professional frames but this one on eBay right now is the only one I've ever seen with cut out lugs. Check this out:



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    Quote Originally Posted by Kommisar89 View Post
    I still can't get over that Campagnolo panto'd C Record gruppo.
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    I explained that he could never pay me enough cash for the amount of work I had put into that bike and the only way to compensate me for it was to ride the hell out of it.
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    Another Equipe, this one from the early 1990s and built up with Superbe Pro, just to be different then all those C-Record Equipes. Note that the seat lug has been painted, as opposed to the more common chrome finish.
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