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Old 04-03-19, 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by rustystrings61 View Post
I'm IN! I snagged this early '70s Bottechia Special for $30 in August and mothballed it, awaiting the starting gun. I will scour the parts bins for bits to replace the missing saddle, seatpost and rear cable hanger. The current plan is to run it with its stock wheels (steel rims and steel 3-piece nutted hubs!) and Simplex derailleurs, though I suspect everything will get fresh grease beforehand. At first blush, it may be the easiest clunker challenge bike I've run yet.

Though I DO have a second option - this c.1994 Bianchi Timber Wolf that fell into my hands for $14.99 last week when I was delivering outgrown clothes to the Salvation Army. Wonder if I can do a drop bar conversion and keep it all under budget?
Those stems on the Bottechia's are fabulous.
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