Group-- I forgot to mention that I have jpegs of the bike upon request-- Sorry for the double up!Nelson
Group-- I forgot to mention that I have some jpegs of the bike-- Sorry!
Group-- Among my too small for me cycles is a 23 1/2" c/t Bottecchia "Special Model". It is the transparent red over white paint with chrome headlugs, forkstays and crown, and rear stays and dropouts. Paint is in suprisingly good condition with a few nicks here and there. Chrome is quite good with the lower portion to the top head lug showing some rust. There are some rather ugly scratches through the seat tube "decal" that could be touched up pretty well with white paint.
The decals have dates on them, the last being 1967, so I assume it was built soon after that. It has nicely finished and chromed plate dropouts, so it was certainly not their top model. Derailleurs and shifters are Campagnolo Valentino. The cage on the front der. is worn completely through-- i.e. gone. Grand Prix black plastic saddle- like a Unicanitor- with a nice steel post. Brakes are Universal centerpulls the just say "Universal"-- no model number or anything. Levers have Universal hoods that are there, but barely-- not much, if any, life in them. Hubs and skewers are Campag TIPO with replacement Weinmann concave rims and Specialized Touring 27x 1 1/4 tires. The wheelset really looks pretty good. Japanese bars with a 50mm stem. Innocuous Steel crank with good chrome and nameless quill pedals.
Seat tube has decals that say "Carinelli" and "Made in italy" with olympic rings. It shoud clean up to be a pretty decent little mid-range bike-- $250, I'll pack-- you pay the freight.
Thanks for your interest.
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