Found this bike at a garage sale about 10 years ago....covered in dust and very unimposing. Got it home and spent several days cleaning and discovering a beautiful road machine under all the grime! Full Campy equipment with the exception of the SRAM Rival brakes and LOOK Arc Carbon pedals. I only had to change the seat (which I am looking to replace again with a nicer one...any suggestions?), the tires which had lots of rot, and the bar tape. Some polishing, a lot of love and...voila! Bike rides incredibly...everything is super tight and precise as it was when new. Even though I've been tempted by some of today's lighter entries, I can't seem to part with this classic which gets compliments everywhere I ride.

Bike owned by: Nick Kaftan
Bottecchia, circa 1986-8




Bottecchia - non-drive side view

Bottecchia - rear angle view

Bottecchia - front end detail


Bottecchia - drive side view
Bottecchia - shifter detail
Bottecchia - derailleur detail

Bottecchia - drivetrain detail

Bottecchia - seat tube detail



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