Bottecchia Oval Aero Road Bike 1980s
- Manufacturer: Bottecchia
- Size: 58 cm
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 numerous champions to victory.
Many might still remember how Greg Lemond won his 1989 Tour de France on a Bottecchia Equipe.
The Bottecchia Oval Aero which we present here is pretty much one of the classic builds from the 1980s and it is one of their rarer models.
It is built from light and strong Columbus tubing. But it has not been left just round but was ovalised in the middle parts. Just the end sections stayed round to fit into the lugs. As for the parts it is equipped with a complete Campagnolo Super Record groupset. The shifting levers are moved to the top of the downtube to improve the aerodynamics even more.
This bike really is a beautiful exemplar of high tech steel framing with a classic design. The condition is exceptionally nice.
Thoroughly checked, this bike is not only a great collection piece. It is as well a wonderful ride for long weekend trips and, of course, perfectly fit for a L'Eroica ride. »See Details
- Condition: Used. The bike is in very good condition. The frame has no cracks, no dents and is not bent. Paint and decals in good condition. Parts in very good condition. All parts have been checked and are working fine.
- Era: 1980s
- Storage: BMB06-12
|Frame & Fork||Bottecchia Oval Aero; Columbus tubing|
|Front Derailleur||Campagnolo Super Record|
|Rear Derailleur||Campagnolo Super Record|
|Headset||Campagnolo Super Record|
|Crankset||Campagnolo Super Record; 170mm; 52/42|
|Bottom Bracket||Campagnolo Record|
|Stem Bar||3ttt; 39cm|
|Brake Levers||Campagnolo Super Record|
|Rims||Ambrosio Balance; 700c clincher|
|Tires||New Michelin Dynamic Classic 700c clincher|
|Seat Post||NOS Sakae|
|Seat||New Selle San Marco Concor Supercorsa|
|Chain||New YBN Classic hard-plated|
|Handlebar Tape||New San Marco genuine leather|
- Seat Tube (c-t): 58 cm
- Top Tube (c-c): 56 cm
- Head Tube: 16 cm
- Standover: 84 cm
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