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Oh heck why not me too - show us your Bottecchia

Old 10-13-23, 03:24 PM
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Congrats on the bike! I have an '83 in the black and white livery. Love the bike!
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Old 10-18-23, 08:07 PM
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For my '91, I returned to the Campy/Sun wheelset, added some Campy pedals (from one of you fine folks ), and this one is done!



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Old 10-19-23, 07:34 AM
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Since the last post, 55, I have replaced the decals. The DT and ST decals were missing and the previous post shows what it looked like when purchased and cleaned up.
I am not happy with the placement of the DT decal. I think it is too low. I looked at a ton of pics and found that they are never in the same place! I guess I can place it at my discretion. I may leave enough room to mount a cage below it.
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I lust after the 80s SLX with white and red panels. They sure are in demand if the prices is an indicator. The SLX De Rosa and Montello were half or less $s
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Old 10-19-23, 08:09 AM
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Originally Posted by styggno1
Since the early to mid 80ies I have longed for a certain Bottecchia.
The first time I saw a "Team Malvor" colour scheme Bottecchia in his shop I was stunned. Stunned. At that time I was into less is more and this was sort of highly forbidden porn... "I should not like this... but oh... does it feel good..."
I think the late-1980s Equipe in red and white, with all that chrome, including lugs, is the nicest looking frameset I have ever seen. Full stop.
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Old 10-19-23, 08:09 AM
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Got it for free. Cleaned it up (tires,cables,tape,saddle) and it's awesome.
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Old 10-19-23, 12:43 PM
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Originally Posted by smd4
I think the late-1980s Equipe in red and white, with all that chrome, including lugs, is the nicest looking frameset I have ever seen. Full stop.
It is not uncommon, though not seen often, that the head lugs are chrome but to have the entire seat cluster chromed is a plus! Looks much more balanced.
Chroming the stays all the way, including the seat cluster balances with full chrome on the fork and head lugs. Love it.

Asking for the BB shell to be chrome is maybe OTT!

Early in my education of appreciation for quality bikes, I thought only the best had cast DO and chrome head lugs like the Colnago Superissimo in the stable. Chrome head lugs being one of the drivers for buying the Bott above. Thought it would be much lighter but that was part of the education too. I believe I paid too much for it then but now not so much.

Note the difference in the bend profile of the fork from the 70's to the 80's.
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Old 10-21-23, 06:49 PM
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After a post about chrome lugs is kind of where I belong


But loathe internal cable routing to my core, as much as turkey levers in the community

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Old 10-22-23, 03:02 AM
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Stripped the frame mentioned in post #128.

This is going to clean up well. Some paint infill to do though - especially at the lower headlug.

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Old 04-23-24, 10:00 AM
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A really good friend transported this bike for me this last weekend. It was a 7 hour drive away and has been in another friend’s garage since December. Shipping would’ve been too much so I waited for a friend to haul it for me.

It’s a 1973 Professional. Not completely original. But that’s ok. I wanted to add a Campagnolo equipped Italian to my stable. The Bottecchia Professional fit the want and the price was affordable.

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Old 04-24-24, 12:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Erzulis Boat

Got it for free. Cleaned it up (tires,cables,tape,saddle) and it's awesome.
It sure is. Lovely bike
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