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Old 10-13-13, 07:59 AM
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Searching for info on a vintage Bottecchia

My husband passed away last year. He was a collector of vintage road bikes. I can't find any info on the Bottecchia, other than it was probably produced in the mid 1960's. One of the decals(original) is cinquantenario 1911-1961. I'm not a bike expert, can't really tell you what groupo's
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Posting some photos would be your best bet if you're looking for info. The right hand side of the bike (side with the chain), closeups of the area where the seat post goes into the frame, the head tube (frame above the front wheel) and the bottom bracket (under the cranks) are the most useful areas.
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Old 10-13-13, 02:24 PM
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Also photographs of any decals or labels could help in determining the age.
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Thank you for the suggestions.

Originally Posted by slowerplease View Post
Posting some photos would be your best bet if you're looking for info. The right hand side of the bike (side with the chain), closeups of the area where the seat post goes into the frame, the head tube (frame above the front wheel) and the bottom bracket (under the cranks) are the most useful areas.
Thank you. Any help is most appreciated! Not great photos but hopefully a bit helpful.
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From what it looks like, the Cinquatenario decal is definitely giving a hint that it's from 1961 slightly later. Judging from the components on the bike that seems period appropriate, it's a good estimate for its age.
The gruppo on it looks to be Camapgnolo Gran Sport, which was the main top line offering from Campy at that time.
Being a 50th anniversary bike from Bottechia, I suspect that it has higher value than other Bottechias from that era, especially for Bottechia collectors/fans....
The finish on the bike is quite "challenged", especially if some of what we see in the pics is rust. That could affect the value of the bike a bit if some if most of that cannot be easily repaired or cleaned off.
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