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Old 05-16-07, 08:14 AM
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Kommisar89
Bottecchia fan
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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Bikes: 1959 Bottecchia Milano-Sanremo (frame), 1966 Bottecchia Professional (frame), 1971 Bottecchia Professional (frame), 1973 Bottecchia Gran Turismo, 1974 Bottecchia Special, 1977 Bottecchia Special (frame), 1974 Peugeot UO-8

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Live and learn. And yes, the thread is four years old. But we're still here. Some of the same folks I see. Another post about the worst thing you ever did to a vintage/classic bike made me think of this so I looked it up. I've learned a lot in 4 years though and today I would handle things quite differently. I'll be on the lookout for a nice mid to late '80's bike that I plan to set up as a retro look bike with modern components. Something really flashy, the cycling equivalent of a red '78 Trans Am with a chicken on the hood One of those red & white Bottecchias with the chrome fork would be sweet. Throw on some Ergo levers, new derailleurs, and a 10-speed cassette and I'd be set. Probably not that easy but what the heck. Thanks everyone for all the info in this and many other posts.

-Derrick
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