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bike opinions please 2009 BOTTECCHIA

Old 03-09-12, 09:54 AM
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bike opinions please 2009 BOTTECCHIA

this is all I know about it
  • SHIMANO 105 (Made in Taiwan)
  • 58cm
  • with accessories (bike pump, water bottle, and a lock)
  • in good condition
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I'm going to see it after work. I have yet to get a bike with brifters and I finally found a used one my size that I can afford. I'm 53 (formerly fit) 230 lbs (lately ugh)
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It's a nice bike with a very good Columbus Zonal frame. It cost about $700 new, so it would be a good deal at $300-$350 if it looks like new.

I have a bike with same frame but different components and have been very pleased with it.
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They sold the same bike with Record on it back then and I had one that I have since passed along to my brother in law who has put tens of thousands of miles on it. He loves it and I liked it a lot when I had it. I agree try to get it for $300-$350.
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They sold the same bike with Record on it back then and I had one that I have since passed along to my brother in law who has put tens of thousands of miles on it. He loves it and I liked it a lot when I had it. I agree try to get it for $300-$350.
i don't think that's the same bike you're thinking of. This Bottecchia is not the same company as the Bottecchia of old. The name is the only thing they have in common.
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i don't think that's the same bike you're thinking of. This Bottecchia is not the same company as the Bottecchia of old. The name is the only thing they have in common.
Nope...I know exactly what bike I'm talking about. BikesDirect sold a version of it called the Sprint Euro which had Campy Record on it. I actually picked up just the frameset from someone on here and built it up with Centaur as a backup bike.



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If the price is within your budget and it fits...get it! That is a nice looking bike.
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Record-equipped bike. I had to hide it the bushes because I put a lard a$$ seat on it for my son. I stole the Record group for anther build and now he's riding Apex.

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Over/under on # of 105 components = 1.5

Those look like Tiagra shifters, so I'm going with the under.

But, I agree with others. If it fits pretty well, you could do a lot worse for ~$350-$375.

I have a similar 'Zonal' frame in a 58cm that I'm prep'ing to sell. I've been pretty impressed with it.
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$400 does seem to be a bit much.
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got it for $360
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
this is all I know about it
  • SHIMANO 105 (Made in Taiwan)
  • 58cm
  • with accessories (bike pump, water bottle, and a lock)
  • in good condition
asking price $400
pics here: http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/bik/2891697510.html

I'm going to see it after work. I have yet to get a bike with brifters and I finally found a used one my size that I can afford. I'm 53 (formerly fit) 230 lbs (lately ugh)
It's all what YOU like, who cares what others think of your choices. if you like the bike, buy it & ride it, thats what you're supposed to do.
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I asked for opinions because this forum represents such a big source of informed individuals and I had never heard of the brand. since the ad is down here is a stock pic to tide us over
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so, this is when I got this bike. ha! still got it, 4 years later still riding it! replaced the tires that started to separate where the red met the black a cpl months ago. this pic is from last January

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so, this is when I got this bike. ha! still got it, still riding it! replaced the tires that started to separate where the red met the black a cpl months ago. this pic is from last January

That's awesome. Seems you've gotten well more than your money's worth out of a $360 bike. How many miles on it since 2012?
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How many miles on it since 2012?
hmmm dunno. I used to bike commute so it was easy to calculate. now, not so much. I can check my personal log & that might give me a clue
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hmmm dunno. I used to bike commute so it was easy to calculate. now, not so much. I can check my personal log & that might give me a clue
Just wondering the cents per mile calculation. Kinda interesting stat.

My bike price is now down to 8 cents a mile after I exceeded 25k miles on it recently
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Nice follow up!

For us older folks, this is a Bottecchia...
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For us older folks, this is a Bottecchia...
gorgeous & likely made in Italy? pretty sure mine was made in Japan
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Just wondering the cents per mile calculation. Kinda interesting stat.

My bike price is now down to 8 cents a mile after I exceeded 25k miles on it recently
so the more expensive a bike is, the more one should ride it
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so the more expensive a bike is, the more one should ride it
There's an inverse correlation between Smiles Per Mile and Cents Per Mile. You'll have a higher SPM ratio if your CPM is lower.

Ask @PepeM, he's better at explaining these things.

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think you did just fine!
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There's a direct correlation between Smiles Per Mile and Cents Per Mile. You'll have a higher SPM ratio if your CPM is lower.

Ask @PepeM, he's better at explaining these things.
So much truth. Today I rode the Claris bike and no matter how hard I tried, I just couldn't get those cheeks up. Kept trying to smile but I was wasting so much wattage that I just gave it up. Just ordered some crabon wheels for it, hopefully that'll get me at least a grin.
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