Hi everyone. My Name is Andrew, i'm from australia, I race BMX, MTB, road. & I also restore vintage BMX bikes.
I've been wanting to restore a road bike for a while now, i have all the parts but I couldn't find the right frame,
BUT My farthers friend gave me his old Bottecchia for 50bux!!. He purchased the bike new in Sisily in the early 80s.
I just wanted to try & find out some info on the frame, such as year model etc & possibly frame material.
It is missing the origional record wheelset & brakes, but it has nuovo valentino rear mech, record front mech. Ofmega cranks, B/B & headset, record pedals. regina chain & regina bx extra freewheel
I stripped the bike down completely as soon as I got the bike home & have started overhauling all the parts & polishing the hell out of the components.
I have fitted the 1st generation dura-ace stem with Cinelli bars & will be fitting NOS Galli brakes to the bike along with high flange campy gran sport hubs with tubular fiamme rims.
I am currently in the rebuild process & just need to wrap the bars, fit cables, fit chain, rebuild rear wheel, and find an appropriate saddle & a campy seatpost to fit, I have most of the parts fitted & it is very light. much lighter then I expected.
The SERIAL NO# 576899 and is located on the seat tube horizontally about 2 inches bellow the seat post fastening bolt( there is also a carneilli sticker). any idea what year & what model the bike is? my dads friend forgets.