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Bottechia Professional

Old 07-18-20, 05:32 AM
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Bottechia Professional

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scored a mid to late 80s Bottecchia Professional, $55. It looks like it hung in a temperature controlled space for 35 years, it's covered in dust and webs. This bike appears to be an entry level racing bike. Aelle Columbus tubing on the main triangle, but the fork and stays are Hi-ten, the Campagnolo components are on the lower end.
I plan on cleaning this up and selling, it's too small for me. Too bad, the colors are amazing, it's a great looking bike. My days are always better with a new bike to play with, I will enjoy making this nice for someone.
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Old 07-18-20, 05:33 AM
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Apparently I didn't take a full bike pic, I will do it this afternoon
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Old 07-18-20, 08:02 AM
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That's going to clean up nicely and for sure is worth more than $55. Nice find
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Old 07-18-20, 08:12 AM
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Score! I love that paint job. Do post a pic when it's done. It will be nice to see it all cleaned up.
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Old 07-18-20, 09:58 AM
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Entry level model circa 1990-1991 with Columbus Aelle Tretubi and partial Campagnolo Xenon group (bottom of the line).
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Old 07-20-20, 01:05 PM
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yes, 1990 is about right. that is the ADR Team replica, like Greg LeMond rode in 1989 TdFrance. I have the same frame in SL. i bought it off a friend for $400 which included shimano 105 components, frame is immaculate. no wheels. so you did very well.
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Old 07-20-20, 02:40 PM
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Greg Lemond bike huh! Maybe Jamesdak wants it now. Looks like your size. It's brand new under the dust.
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Old 07-22-20, 10:01 AM
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GREAT SCORE !!!!

LOVE the colors !!!!!!

I would have paid DOUBLE that all day long !!!!

Congrats again.

If you lived close by......I think I would have to come by and " look" at it
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Old 07-22-20, 07:39 PM
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Those brake levers are really nice and the hoods appear to be in excellent condition.

They are the Century finish but I cannot tell which group they belong to, maybe Athena?

Those alone are worth what you paid, I am sure.
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Old 07-23-20, 02:09 PM
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The Professional was the top of the line in '72. Does it have Professioal on it somewhere? Was the model demoted?
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Originally Posted by SJX426 View Post
The Professional was the top of the line in '72. Does it have Professioal on it somewhere? Was the model demoted?
yes, on the left chainstay, “Bottecchia Professional”
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Old 07-25-20, 06:24 PM
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yes, on the left chainstay, “Bottecchia Professional”
I think they had the "Professional" decal pretty much on all or most of their race bike models during the late 80's.
My 1989 SL Chorus also has the decal on the left chainstay. The frame design (geometry) must have been the same for all of them, with just the paintjob, amount of chrome and tubing types differing between models.
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Old 07-26-20, 06:02 AM
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Even an entry level Bottecchia is a nice bike, and for $55 a score. It don’t get much better than that! Every mile is going to be fun and that bike deserves to be on the road. It has been on lock down way too long. Too bad it is the wrong size , it will find a good home with someone who will ride it . You should do ok and it looks like it doesn’t need much , new tires and bar wrap adjustment maybe a seat. Joe

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Greg Lemond bike huh! Maybe Jamesdak wants it now. Looks like your size. It's brand new under the dust.
Ugh...I'm not listening.....I'm not listening.....bike cave is full......never had a Bottechia....ugh.....I'm not listening.........
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Ugh...I'm not listening.....I'm not listening.....bike cave is full......never had a Bottechia....ugh.....I'm not listening.........
The paint is in great shape, this bike is right in your wheelhouse.
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The paint is in great shape, this bike is right in your wheelhouse.

I'm not listening.......what size is it... doh no wait.....I'm not listening.....
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I'm not listening.......what size is it... doh no wait.....I'm not listening.....
i gave that ADR Bottecchia to my daughter bc my serotta was too squirrelly for her. the ADR is a whole inch longer wheelbase. next to the serotta its just as beautiful....
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Would love to see a frsh pic of it when you finish getting it cleaned and detailed !
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Beautiful bike and great score. Your daughter is so lucky! I almost got that color scheme a couple of years ago, but someone beat me to it. Still looking!
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