[CR]Old Soldiers: Bottecchia 1950 Cambio Corsa

Example: Racing:Roger de Vlaeminck
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2003 11:43:54 -0700
From: "Chuck Schmidt" <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Old Soldiers: Bottecchia 1950 Cambio Corsa

Recently we discussed "Old Soldier" bikes... bikes with a lot of "patina", but bikes that you wouldn't dream of getting repainted because of the loss of originality ("You can't replace originality.").

Here's a strikingly beautiful Old Soldier that Scott Davis has up for auction (with over 2000 hits so far):

Auction: http://ebay.com/<blah

Bid history*: http://ebay.com/<blah *(Be sure to check the bottom of the bid history for a lesson in ethics & integrity)

Don't miss these photos Scott took of the bike. (Interesting dropouts with a integral forward stop for the axle.) Additional photos: http://photos.yahoo.com/bc/sd9999/lst?&.dir=/Bottechia&.src=ph&.view=t

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, CA