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Old 12-09-10, 07:49 PM   #1
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Our trio of Italian beauties

My early 90s Basso, my wife's 80s (?) Bianchi, and now the newly rebuilt 70's Bottecchia.



more photos and info at the blog link here.

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Old 12-09-10, 07:50 PM   #2
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Very nice!
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Good looking group of bikes!
It looks like you ride the Bottecchia but it's your wife's size.
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It looks like you ride the Bottecchia but it's your wife's size.
Unless the Basso is a tad too tall for him!
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The "proper" size for me would be between the Basso and the Bottecchia. However, I have always preferred a slightly smaller frame size and raced a Cannondale, which is the same size as the Bott, for a number of years.
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nice group. I think the Bianchi started life as a '86ish Trofeo
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Three Italian bikes, eh! Well, three Italian roadies from the sixties and seventies showed, from different sources, a few days apart and all three were delivered to my door.



Your OP has, sort of, special meaning for me. I have been thinking of painting two of the three bicycles black (the paint/art is either gone or very rough). But I was unsure of doing so because I was unaware that the Bottecchia bicycle was sold in black, in those days. The catalogs lists color choices as flamboyant. Is black flamboyant? Anyway...



Thanks for the picture of your black bike. Two Bottecchia bicycles will soon shed their silver and red coats, to slip into something black, sexy and inexpensive. Gonna paint both bicycles with a paint brush.
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For my wife and me it's a duo of Italians.



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Drive side photos would have been better.
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nice group. I think the Bianchi started life as a '86ish Trofeo
Thanks for that. Since we bought it used, I have never been sure of its lineage. Ooops, actually I believe it is a Squadra. Anyway that is what the sticker on the top tube says.

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Three Italian bikes, eh! Well, three Italian roadies from the sixties and seventies showed, from different sources, a few days apart and all three were delivered to my door.



Your OP has, sort of, special meaning for me. I have been thinking of painting two of the three bicycles black (the paint/art is either gone or very rough). But I was unsure of doing so because I was unaware that the Bottecchia bicycle was sold in black, in those days. The catalogs lists color choices as flamboyant. Is black flamboyant? Anyway...



Thanks for the picture of your black bike. Two Bottecchia bicycles will soon shed their silver and red coats, to slip into something black, sexy and inexpensive. Gonna paint both bicycles with a paint brush.
Wow, that is a very nice trio of your own there. Looks like you will have some fun working on them.
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Thanks for that. Since we bought it used, I have never been sure of its lineage. Ooops, actually I believe it is a Squadra. Anyway that is what the sticker on the top tube says.

AH HA! just the tidbit I needed the Trofeo and Squadra both came in Eletric Rose that year. the '86 Squadra had a Formula 2 frame. OEM was mostly Ofmega

OH aslong as we are showing off our threesomes. how about a trio of celeste Bianchis?

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Very very nice. Do you know serial number of your Bottecchia (on a seat tube, or under BB)? Thanks.

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My early 90s Basso, my wife's 80s (?) Bianchi, and now the newly rebuilt 70's Bottecchia.



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Your OP has, sort of, special meaning for me. I have been thinking of painting two of the three bicycles black (the paint/art is either gone or very rough). But I was unsure of doing so because I was unaware that the Bottecchia bicycle was sold in black, in those days. The catalogs lists color choices as flamboyant. Is black flamboyant? http://www.bikeforums.net/images/smilies/lol.gifAnyway...

Black is generally not flamboyant...except when it's on an Italian bicycle.
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here is my trio. two true italians, and a third with an italian name and nearly all italian parts:

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beautiful bikes. what model is the Bianchi and whats with the fork?
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beautiful bikes. what model is the Bianchi and whats with the fork?
if you are referring to mine, we have talked about it before the bianchi is a reparto corse cyclocross frameset and the fork is a curt goodrich. it was with the frame when i bought it and handmade in the twin cities:
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