Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Bikes: 1959 Bottecchia Professional (frame), 1966 Bottecchia Professional (in progress...), 1971 Bottecchia Professional (frame), 1973 Bottecchia Gran Turismo, 1974 Bottecchia Special (in progress...), 1977 Bottecchia Special (frame), 1974 Peugeot UO-8
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New toys have arrived!
My order from Harbor Freight just arrived: digital calipers, a digital scale, and a digital angle gauge.
I did a quick check on a couple of bikes here with the scale and angle gauge and got some surprising results. My '73 Bottecchia Gran Turismo came in a bit lighter than I thought: 24.6-lbs with pedals and pump. But what really surpirsed me are the frame angles: seat tube 73.5 degrees, head tube 74 degrees. Those are slightly steeper than I expected (I would have though 73/73 parallel) My Bottecchia is as yet incomplete so I can't get a weight but it has the following: seat tube 72.5 degrees, head tube 71.5 degrees. Those numbers are in line with what I would expect for a Special.
I need to practice a bit with the angle gauge now to make sure I'm getting good measurements and get all the bikes weighed.
1959 Bottecchia Professional (frame), 1966 Bottecchia Professional, 1971 Bottecchia Professional (frame),
1973 Bottecchia Gran Turismo, 1974 Bottecchia Special, 1977 Bottecchia Special (frame),
1974 Peugeot UO-8, 1988 Panasonic PT-3500, 2002 Bianchi Veloce, 2004 Bianchi Pista