I've seen quite a few beautiful Bottecchias here from the bike boom..early 70's.
Are there any older ones out there, I cant find any pictures on the web???(and I thought I was pretty good with google)
I got this 50's Bottecchia frame from an old road bicyclist here in Sweden, professionally active in the last years of the 50's, this was first his training bike (been in the alps with wooden rims) and later on in the 80's, his commuter bike.
It was heavily redone in the 80's as you can see. The only original parts I got with it was the Gran Sport derailleurs, front is first generation! :-)
I want to restore and build up this frame to how it was in the 50's... My problem is of course that I do not even know how it looked like. And the first owner do not really remember either! Some beige transfer on the seat tube he recalled.
I think it is from the early 50's, because of the early Gran sport derailleurs. The model name is Milan - San Remo, according to previous owner. Does anyone have more info?? What kind of components would suit it right? Any help appreciated.
Well the braze ons will be removed, so the paint has to go I guess. Then, to chrome or not to chrome....