Description: 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 bike we present here is pretty much of this late 1980s Lemond era. It is built from light and strong Columbus tubing. As for the parts it is equipped with a complete Campagnolo C-Record groupset which shows some rare and exquisit pantographs.
This bike really is a beautiful exemplar of high tech steel framing with a classic design.
A wonderful ride for each day or long weekend trips. The non aero braking cables and friction shifting predestines it for Eroica events!
Used. The bike is in very good condition. The frame has no cracks, no dents and is not bent. Paintwork seems to be refurbished. Only few small flaws. All parts are working fine.
Frame & Fork
Bottecchia - Columbus SLX
Campagnolo C-Record; pantographed
Campagnolo C-Record; 170mm; 53/39; pantographed
Modolo; 120mm; pantographed
Campagnolo C-Record (now not indexed!) Eroica sufficient; pantographed