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Old 02-28-24, 09:09 AM
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enormously tall.

thinnest, flakiest paint Ive ever seen.

mismatched rear wheel and nds crankarm.

wouldnt be too big of a sin to chop this one up, no?
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Yeah, part out probably.

That grey finish is very difficult to remove from Triomphe arms. Lye doesn't work. Takes a lot of elbow grease. Currently, here's the least expensive eBay listing for a replacement arm:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/116049164902

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I remember seeing those satin black painted Bottecchia framesets at a local bike shop my brother and I frequented back in college in the mid 80's ("Wares" in Milwaukee, WI.).
Even when sold as new framesets, the paint was already flaking off on them. Some of the worst "quick release" Italian bike paint jobs I've seen on any bike. I suspect it would be easy to repaint the bike because it's easy to match that satun black paint. You just have to use the appropriate primer to make the paint adhere better to the fully chromed frame and fork.
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Great big frame worth $300-400 or so for the frame set to the right buyer. The rest of the bike is pretty much junk the stem and bars are nice but the don't really match the bike.
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Since the chrome is fairly good I would say just just rock the patina no repaint.
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For what's it's worth...

I'm about to take delivery of one of these frames in the dark blue with chrome lugs.

As I was looking for info online I saw this one for sale that seller stripped the paint off of it.

https://m.pinkbike.com/buysell/1779604/



Here's the pic of the one for sale.
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junk cottered steel chainset from Takagi

frame appears noticeably earlier than subject cycle

rather "b-line" or "c-line" kitting


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Other than the brand name, the second bike has nothing in common with the first. Stamped drop outs, cottered crank set, claw RD, etc., etc.
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Stem looks like the Trek "System 1" I had on a commuter bike some years ago.
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