Re: [CR]reflective tape update

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Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2005 20:34:12 -0400
Subject: Re: [CR]reflective tape update
From: "Fredrick Yavorsky" <>
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Hi Fred,

Here's a few links to reference for your Bottecchia Special:

My 1970's blue Special Model:

More photos from the CR pages (always look here FIRST!):

A catalog from the same 1970s era showing photos and specs for the Pro, Giro D'Italia, Gran Turismo and Special Model (2 separate larger scans):

Nice bikes. Enjoy yours.

Decals pop up on eBay occasionally, but usually for the newer 1980s models.

Thanks, Fred ********************************** Fred Yavorsky Jenkintown, PA

> From: <>
> Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2005 20:12:12 -0400
> To: <>
> Subject: [CR]reflective tape update
> Okay guys, the good news and the bad news. After less than an hours work, I
> managed to remove the reflective tape from the fork blades, the top tube, the
> chain stays and the seat tube using a combination of heat gun, decal remover,
> and a plastic scraper. So again, thanks for all the help.
> The bad news is that some of the tape had been applied over some decals, which
> made the removal even more tedious. The good news is that I only damaged a
> decal in two small places that are hardly noticeable and can be touched up
> with a little paint temporarily. A remote possibility is finding replacement
> decals (ha!). The bike is a 60's Bottecchia with chromed lugs, fork tips, and
> rear stays. It has "Special Model" written in script on the top tube and the
> headtube lugs are slightly different from my other 60's Bottecchia (they're
> pointy in front). No indication of tubing type, but it's also noticeably
> lighter than the other bike. Hubs are Campy, derailleurs are Campy, brakes are
> Universal. Anyone familiar with this brand?
> Thanks
> Fred Durrette
> Summerville, SC