I'm new to the site as a member, but enjoyed some of the posts from Kommisar89 and T-Mar, they did help me with a new purchase.
I now have a 1969 Bottecchia Giro in the stable; the bike spent its first 30 years as a shop ornament in NY, and its last 10 in the hands of an Australian collector. It is, to the best of my knowledge, completely original, and essentially unridden.
It does not exactly match the '73 catalogue specs, but there is nothing on it that would suggest that anything in its' component mix is not original. (But, of course, if anyone begs to differ, I'll gladly listen!)
If you're interested, I'd be happy to get a listing of all its components and some pictures up on a thread. That might not occur immediately, but once I get the bike re-assembled, I'll do so if you'd be interested.
As a newbie, I can't send personal messages, so........ It has to be a thread.
Best wishes Kommisar89 and T-Mar, and keep up your good work!