This classic Bottecchia from the year 1950 is one of the older pieces we had in our collection so far. Bottecchia is a very traditional company which started as the small cyclery of Carnielli and was improved in 1924 by Ottavio Bottecchia, the first Italian Tour de France winner (1924, 1925). A new company with a new name “Bottecchia” was born after the mysterious and tragic death of Ottavio Bottecchia in 1926.
The bicycles they produced were high end pieces which carried many champions to victory.
Our bike here is an exceptionally nice exemplar from the year 1950. It is run by the powerhouse that is the legendary Campagnolo Cambio Corsa shifting. The two-lever-operated masterpiece of technique which helped Gino Bartali win his second Tour de France in 1948.
The beautiful paintwork and the traditionally slim formed frame and parts are forming one of the most elegant bikes of its time. The typical Bottecchia-lugs are its crown jewels
This is certainly a bike for an avid collector and true conaisseur.
Used. The bike is in good condition. The frame has no cracks, no dents and is not bent. All parts are working well.