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Old 08-03-17, 01:12 PM
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Bottecchia Giro d' Italia

Purchasing one of these today and I dont have actual pictures of it yet and am just uploading a picture I found online that is identical, Im thinking its one of the top models Bottecchia had at the time(early 70's), The Professional and the Giro d Italia. If it is indeed a Giro d Italia any rough ideas to worth? its in very original condition, I wil be adding actual pictures of it later today, Im just trying to get general value and learn more about it.
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Old 08-03-17, 05:23 PM
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I built up a Giro years ago, thinking it to be a Professional. Lovely old Italian road bicycle and a worthy steed in just about any collection...



As I recall, the Giro and the Pro had identical frame sets. Only the component choices marked the difference. As for value, that will depend on size, condition, location, marketing skills and patience. If I still had mine, I would want a minimum of $750.00 US for the bike. Please keep in mind that my marketing skills are pretty darn good, thanks to my website.
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Old 08-05-17, 10:42 AM
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They seem to top out around $1000 for ones in outstanding condition. Then go towards $500 depending on condition.
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Old 08-05-17, 11:08 AM
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Very nice bike with the mismatched tires and none vintage correct pedals I would put the value at $600 or so. Considering it looks to be ready to ride with nice leather seat and spare tire.
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I think the pricing you're hearing is probably a bit optomistic; it's a brand with a very mediocre reputation and the value will be primarily in the parts. With all campy record, in nice condition, 800ish would be about right for eBay. 500ish on CL unless you get lucky, and it might sit a while.

Bottechia's top stuff was often built by other builders.
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Old 08-07-17, 01:26 PM
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@Bike Wolf - The Giro frame set is identical to the Professional. The latter used all Campagnolo components. The Giro was less money due to the second tier parts. Frame construction was a little rough. The frame sets are fully chromed. Not a light weight either but not bad.

If the real value is about $500 on the low end, I would be happy! I paid less than half that about two years ago for a Giro in rough condition.
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Old 12-31-17, 07:53 PM
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Originally Posted by randyjawa View Post
I built up a Giro years ago, thinking it to be a Professional. Lovely old Italian road bicycle and a worthy steed in just about any collection...
Had to bump this thread.

Is there a way to give 'superlative credits' for @randyjawa. He called this one 100%. I found one in a perfect size for my body and it is definitely a worthy steed in a collection of early '70s racing bikes. 58square (ctc) with 16cm head tube.
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Old 12-31-17, 08:32 PM
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congratulations on the new arrival.

a poster over at thecabe listed one of these Teddy stems for sale at $110.

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Originally Posted by juvela View Post
-----congratulations on the new arrival.

I bought this from original owner who was just 'getting rid of things'.
Seemed a fit and able man in late 50s or maybe 60s, Canadian/American.
Spoke about it without showing any sadness for moving it on.
Absolute steal when put on Seattle CL, and discounted further.


Have been reading about the chromed frame. Not a single 'chrome only frameset' in my collection....hmmmn??? But this one will shine up nicely in the coming days, minimal damage to decals except tt 'giro d italia', under cable guide.
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Do not understand reference to "chrome only frameset" as cycle looks to be painted silver.

Appears previous owner fitted Mikashima Unique pedals...or is that just a reflection I am seeing on the pedal dustcap?

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Originally Posted by juvela View Post
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Do not understand reference to "chrome only frameset" as cycle looks to be painted silver.

Appears previous owner fitted Mikashima Unique pedals...or is that just a reflection I am seeing on the pedal dustcap?

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Yes painted silver, but chrome underneath, I was only musing about stripping paint to make it unique in the collection.
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I think you will discover that these are "double dipped" - head done for headlugs and rear triangle done for half chrome stays. This is the more common technique rather than plating the entire frame.

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That is a cool bike! As noted earlier, Botecchia doesn’t have the high end reputation but in the realm of that marque I think you have a nice one. Chrome head lugs, intact gold Columbus sticker and early Campagnolo Record RD are very nice features. Enjoy!
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Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
Yes painted silver, but chrome underneath, I was only musing about stripping paint to make it unique in the collection.
Don't. The chrome under the paint is not "finished".

I stripped a 1980's Bottecchia and it does not look nice at all. I'll be selling the frame/fork soon because I don't want to take the trouble of repainting. That's for others to tackle.
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