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Old 05-06-05, 05:05 PM   #1
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frame...

a guy I work with said he has a frame down in his basement, but he didnt' remember the name. perhaps this is a silly question, but what do you think it could be? yes, I know...that is REALLY vague, that is why I will put the following information, he said it was like "boccia" or "bocce" or something, and that sounds REALLY familiar to me, but I can't think of what it is...i would like to find some information on it, as soon as possible, but I won't see it until at least thursday... any help would be greatly appreciated, and mods, if this is just stupid, feel free to delete it...

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bottecchia?
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this is perhaps what I was thinking...i guess I was asking what makers are close to that...we'll see on thursday, i guess...thanks...

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Bottecchia would be my guess too. Made some really nice frames way back in the day. Carnielli really knew how to make frames. Used to own one as fixie conversion and its still the smoothest riding machine I've ever owned.

See http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Italy/Bottechia.htm.
http://www.bikecult.com/works/archiv...tecchiaRD.html

May be worth browsing classic rendezvous when he tells you the name if its something different.
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Wow. Maybe he has this.
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bottecchia made a lot of crappy bikes too. my mom has one thats probably from the 60s, its nothing special.
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Bottecchia were kind of like an italian schwinn, they covered the whole spectrum.

I had a pretty nice one for a while, sold it many years ago, ran into a guy riding it tonight, still looks nice.
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that is great...i always like seeing your old bikes still on the road...very comforting, too many bikes are abandoned/neglected...I need to start a bikes not bombs..

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that is great...i always like seeing your old bikes still on the road...very comforting, too many bikes are abandoned/neglected...I need to start a bikes not bombs..

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Nice, but kinda weird, like seeing an ex-girl.
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Nice, but kinda weird, like seeing an ex-girl.
without the weird not knowing what to say followed by an awkward silence and cold stares...
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Tonight, for me, there was a bit of an awkward silence, and at one point I even reached out and stroked her, I mean it...
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hahahahaa....oh man...wait,...was she a bike or an ex...either way...

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Wow. Maybe he has this.
Hey, isn't that a Tron light cycle? Where's Tron Guy?
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