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Old 08-15-19, 06:42 PM
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My Bottecchia

Here are a few pictures of latest project. I still have a few details to tweak but she sure is a joy to ride. Please ignore the excess wax.









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Old 08-15-19, 06:44 PM
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I like it !
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Old 08-15-19, 06:52 PM
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Nice bike! One of the original Lemond Bottecchia bikes hangs in a small museum near me.

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-v...ottecchia.html

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The palmares decals reference the 1986 World Championship but not the 1989 World Chamaionship. Nor does it have the Carnielli 80th anniversary decal applied to the 1989 models. Consequently, the frameset should be a 1987 or 1988 model. This is further corroborated by the presence of the pre-1988 style of Columbus decal, of which old stock was still being used into early 1988 by some manufacturers. 1987 and 1988 pre-date Lemond's TdF victory for Bottecchia and existence of the ADR-Bottechia team. Consequently, these decals, along with the MAVIC and Columbus fork blade decals, were almost certainly applied by a former owner and it's not one of the factory issue team replica models.
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Very, very nice...I am still looking for a frameset to build....enjoy the ride!
Best, Ben
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Originally Posted by T-Mar View Post
The palmares decals reference the 1986 World Championship but not the 1989 World Chamaionship. Nor does it have the Carnielli 80th anniversary decal applied to the 1989 models. Consequently, the frameset should be a 1987 or 1988 model. This is further corroborated by the presence of the pre-1988 style of Columbus decal, of which old stock was still being used into early 1988 by some manufacturers. 1987 and 1988 pre-date Lemond's TdF victory for Bottecchia and existence of the ADR-Bottechia team. Consequently, these decals, along with the MAVIC and Columbus fork blade decals, were almost certainly applied by a former owner and it's not one of the factory issue team replica models.
Never pretended to be something it is not. Just a tribute bike. The frame is a Bottecchia from the early 90s that is in exceptional shape. Chrome is perfect. The super record groupset, turbo saddle and mavic rims are from a mid 80s Univega super special that was in perfect shape. A blast to ride!

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Old 08-16-19, 07:06 PM
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That’s a nice Bottecchia. I unknowingly emulated your paint scheme when I repainted my Spago Bottecchia.
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Lovely bike and a lovely tribute to a real cycling icon.
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