So i've just pulled apart a Bottecchia that i got the other week and have found that it used to be PINK - or at least part of it. As you can see, when I removed the head badge there was a nice bright pink underneath it and the inside of the fork steerer also had remnants of pink. The whole bike had been oversprayed black.
According to TMar who helped me with info in an earlier post (in "whats it worth" by mistake), it is likely an 87/88 model based on the serial number and Cromor tubes. It was a mash up of parts, but a few nice campy bits on it. I think it may have had Triomphe on it mainly.
I'm keen to do a restoration and wanted to know:
a: does anyone have any photos of a Bottecchia of this era with a pink paint scheme (at least on forks and headtube)
b: what other colour combos do you think look good on nice steel bikes - I would love to see recommendations (it doesn't have chromed lugs, etc)
My four year old thinks that I should repaint it pink like her bike and to tell the truth, I am leaning that way if i can find out a pic of how it looked.
Sorry pic is small but i can' work out how to get a large pic in like others use - i'm new to posting.