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To restore or not to restore: Late 1980's Bottecchia

Old 11-14-22, 09:17 PM
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Nice-looking, entry-level Italian race bike.

The only thing I'd be concerned about is the crankset. Campy Victory/Triomphe used a unique bolt circle diameter (116 mm, if memory serves,) for which no aftermarket rings were ever made. So, either try to collect a few replacement rings, or just accept that, once a chainring wears out, you're buying a new crank and bottom bracket.

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Old 11-17-22, 04:58 PM
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Originally Posted by ShannonM View Post
Victory/Triomphe used a unique bolt circle diameter (116 mm), for which no aftermarket rings were ever made. So, either try to collect a few replacement rings, or just accept that, once a chainring wears out, you're buying a new crank and bottom bracket.
One of the Italian producers made them, either Ofmega or Miche, and you can often find examples on eBay.

The nice thing about Triomphe/Victory is you can usually pick up a donor bike pretty cheap, part out everything and get the crankset for free. I did this with an '85 Univega Italsport, a really heavy mid-level bike, but it came with full Triomphe.
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