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Two Vintage Bottecchia Campione del Mondo bikes for sale -- are they worth the price?

Old 08-18-10, 11:26 PM
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Two Vintage Bottecchia Campione del Mondo bikes for sale -- are they worth the price?

Two ads from one seller on Craigslist for vintage Bottecchias. I don't know enough about this make to ask the right questions. I'm interested in flipping the larger red bike, because I have a buyer who is 6'5" wanting any bike that fits. I'm thinking of keeping the smaller red bike for myself (I'm 6'1"). Here are the ads:

https://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/bik/1900380802.html

Very Nice Vintage BOTTECCHIA Teodoro Carnielli "Campione Del Mondo" 10-Speed Road Bike. Handmade in Italy.

66cm (26") Extra Large Frame (for taller riders)
35" Standover Height
Shimano 800 Front and Suntour Hero Rear Derailleurs
Weinman Brakes
Quick-Release Front Wheel
Rear Carrier
Handmade in Italy
Brand New Tires
Ready to Ride

$175/Best Offer xxx xxxx -xxxx







https://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/bik/1899142929.html

Vintage 1970's Beautiful BOTTECCHIA Deluxe Campione Del Mondo 10-Speed Road Bike. Handmade in Italy. All Original. New Tires. These frames are very desirable.

59cm (23.5") Frame
33" Standover Height
Simplex Front and Rear Derailleurs
Universal Brakes
Dolomiti 27" Wheels
Grand-Prix Seat
Handmade in Italy
All Original
New Tires


$225/Best Offer xxx xxx-xxxx


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Old 08-19-10, 06:59 AM
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nice looking bikes but I think they might be a bit over priced. they certainly don't look like anything special.
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I'm not seeing anything special there. They look nice with the chromel ugs but in reality both are entry level bikes with what appears to be steel cottered cranksets.
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+1 Entry level cottered crank bikes, I would pass.
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Thank you all for your assessments! I naively thought anything Italian was, by definition, expensive.

By "pass". I assume you mean pass at the asking price. So there's no harm in offering much less, right? how much less? Now that I know these are nothing special, I don't want one for myself, but I still want to satisfy a customer of mine who is 6'5' and merely looking for a bike that fits for easy rides up the parkway, so that 66cm framed bike looks like a potential sale.
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