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Old 08-12-21, 06:44 AM
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Bikes: '73 Bottecchia Giro d'Italia, '83 Colnago Superissimo, '84 Trek 610, '84 Trek 760, '88 Pinarello Veneto, '88 De Rosa Pro, '89 Pinarello Montello, '94 Burley Duet, 97 Specialized RockHopper, 2010 Langster, Tern Link D8

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@sd5782 - Beautiful bike! Such great condition!

Chang away. I did on a 1973 (ish) Bottecchia Giro d"Itlalia. As purchased.
1972 Bottecchia Giro D'italia 60cm on Flickr

With a little research, I found out the frame set is the same as the next model up, the Professional. Well I had the parts from a dead Motobecane Le Champion. So after cleaning and lubing, it became a professional
1972 Bottecchia Giro D'Italia (Professional conversion) on Flickr

For me the gearing is fine as I don't ride it for exercise, more for cruising. There are other bikes that I like to get aggressive with.
Bikes don't stand alone. They are two tired.
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