Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Bottecchia Winter Bike Build

My winter project, just bought this frame and forks off eBay for £133.00. Viewed before paying to make sure no damage to frame.

Ottavio Bottecchia was an Italian cyclist and the first Italian winner of the Tour de France.

Bottecchia are being re-imported into the UK. Since 2010

1989/1990 Bottecchia frame & forks

Columbus Gara tubing especially suited for amateur and touring cyclist who demand stout, lightweight racing frames. Cr Mo Steel 2300g 

Chrome forks

Head tube badge

Down tube

Cleaning bottombracket threads 

Cleaning gear hanger threads. Gipiemme dropouts

Bottom bracket and front gear derailleur fitted

Crankset fitted 

Outside the Bottecchia bike shop in Sestri Levante Italy, during my road trip of Europe

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