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Old 11-13-22, 05:08 PM
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Free Bottecchia


Got a free bike. All of my bikes are not "lockables", as there would be too much anguish if they were stolen. If this one gets jacked, I will just sigh, tighten up my shoelaces, and start walking home. It's in great shape in the scheme of things.

Cool registration sticker. Of course it stays.

Everything appears original but this, but I could be wrong. It should have Suntour Spirit?

It shifts just fine! The original owner always kept it indoors. I am the second owner. I am going to clean it up, and use it as an errand bike.
I turn down bikes all the time. This one had "something", so I said why not.

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Old 11-13-22, 05:19 PM
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Carnielli? C'mon man.

There are 12 "L"s on the brakes alone!

Suntour Power. That's got to be good stuff, right? Actually, it probably is!
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Old 11-13-22, 05:26 PM
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Love Bottecchias, I have two in my stable. Excellent pick up, and, of course, free is the best!
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Old 11-13-22, 05:30 PM
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I say excellent grab, even with all those unnecessary "l's". 😁😉 I'm thinking that license looks a heck of a lot like the Levi's logo. 🤔😉
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Old 11-13-22, 05:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Erzulis Boat View Post
It shifts just fine! The original owner always kept it indoors. I am the second owner. I am going to clean it up, and use it as an errand bike.
I turn down bikes all the time. This one had "something", so I said why not.
absolutely & love the color
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Old 11-13-22, 05:34 PM
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Originally Posted by PilotFishBob View Post
Love Bottecchias, I have two in my stable. Excellent pick up, and, of course, free is the best!
Thanks! I am pretty happy about it. I am going to clean everything up, grab a correct FD, new chain/tires/tape etc. and have a great bike.
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Old 11-14-22, 09:51 AM
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My research indicates that this is a "De Luxe", basically the Varsity of the lineup. If this was their bottom of the barrel, then even their "worst" was pretty good.
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Old 11-14-22, 10:51 AM
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GREAT SCORE !!

LOVE the color combo. That will clean up nicely !!!!!!


That's a keeper !
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Old 11-15-22, 07:05 AM
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This is exactly the type of bike that inspired this project:

My completely nothing special Italian bike boom gaspipe nostaglia build.

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The front derailleur was probably a Suntour Spirt. (Yes, that's how they spelled it.) If so, I'd guess that it was replaced by someone who didn't like that they work backwards.

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Originally Posted by ShannonM View Post
The front derailleur was probably a Suntour Spirt. (Yes, that's how they spelled it.) If so, I'd guess that it was replaced by someone who didn't like that they work backwards.

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Wow! Thanks for that bit of knowledge, I had no idea. With that, I will probably get something age appropriate that shifts in a conventional manner.
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My first "10-speed", bike-boom gas-piper sold by JCPenney, had those same Balilla brakes. Somehow I survived.
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