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Old 12-06-21, 03:22 PM
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Bottecchia model and year

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I was offered this bike - but seller doesn't know anything about it.





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Looks exactly like a 1990 SL/ADR Replica

i found a pic from the catalog at 2velo.com
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Grab it, hope its your size!!!

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Is it so good?
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If It fits you and the price is right, buy it.

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Is it so good?
Those Armadillo Tires are so stiff that they ride like solid rubber!!

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I'd consider this a very low low mid-range model. As previously noted, it is very early 1990s. The Shimano 105SC components were good value for their price range. However, I have caveats about the frameset. The ADR livery was offered on a number of models. The Columbus SL versions typically had internal rear brake cable routing, a front derailleur braze-on and sometimes a chromed drive side chain stay. The subject frame has none of these features. Though the Columbus decal isn't legible, the frame features are more indicative of Bottecchia's Columbus Aelle tretubi frame, which is what was typically paired with Shimano 105SC during this era.

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Columbus Cromor

T-Mar Agreed, but if the local price is right and it fits the OP it could be a nice find.

The OP is located in the Ukraine where there may have not been a lot of top end western European bikes available.

I saw the silver tubing sticker and first thought Cromor tubing. Since there's no tubing sticker on the forks, it could very well be TRE TUBI - only the 3 main frame tubes are Chrome Moly. If so, the forks and stays could be anything.



Most likely this vague mystery sticker is what's on the frame.



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T-Mar Agreed, but if the local price is right and it fits the OP it could be a nice find.

The OP is located in the Ukraine where there may have not been a lot of top end western European bikes available.

I saw the silver tubing sticker and first thought Cromor tubing. Since there's no tubing sticker on the forks, it could very well be TRE TUBI - only the 3 main frame tubes are Chrome Moly. If so, the forks and stays could be anything.



Most likely this vague mystery sticker is what's on the frame.



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I've never seen Cromor with other than a blue border. Circa 1988 Columbus changed the border colour on Aelle, then a few years later they changed the background colour. Here is a photo of a very early 1990s Bottecchia ADR Replica with the Aelle Tretubi decal of the era. It resembles that on the subject bicycle, though possibly placed upside down. Given the similarity in the decal, the frame features and Bottechia's doumented use of Aelle Tretubi on ADR Replicas of the era, I thought it to be the leading candidate.


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I have the Equipe SLX version of this bike and the bottom bracket on this bike looks nothing like mine. Mine has the Cinelli "spoiler" bottom bracket. I was wondering if it was a fake but the head tube badge looks legit.
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