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Old 03-19-20, 12:20 PM
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People forget that Bottecchia was the largest Italian bike manufacturer for decades. I call them the "Schwinn of Italy". Bottecchia didn't compete with other Italian manufacturers. Their only competition was the big international producers like Raleigh, Peugeot and Fuji. (And, US Schwinn for that matter). If it wasn't for Bottecchia, most US Americans would have never seen an Italian bike BITD.
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