Re: [CR] Bottecchia


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Date: Sat, 18 Jul 2009 14:22:05 -0700
From: Derrick Bourgeois <kommisar89@yahoo.com>
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Subject: Re: [CR] Bottecchia


The Victory group probably puts it out of scope for this list but I don't know of any way to pin point the frame's date of manufacture - nothing like a serial number or anything that can be decifered. As John points out, the component group gives you a general range of years. Paint schemes and decals will help narrow that down. A number of championships were won on Bottecchia badged bikes and those championships are listed on the down tube and seat tube decals - the Italian Championship in '85 and the World Championship in '85, '86' and '89. Around 1987 they switched from block lettering to cursive script for the "Bottecchia" logos on most bikes although many of the "team edition" paint schemes maintained the block lettering into the early 90's. Hope that helps.

Regards, Derrick Bourgeois Colorado Springs, CO, USA

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Message: 6 Date: Sat, 18 Jul 2009 08:11:38 -0700 From: Anthony Taylor <ajft1942@yahoo.com> Subject: [CR] Bottecchia To: <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org> Message-ID: <738492.81402.qm@web84106.mail.mud.yahoo.com> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"

Hello all,

Does anybody out there know how to date Bottecchia frames? I acquired a complete bike in super condition. Complete Campagnolo Victory group

Many thanks

Tony Taylor Manchester NH

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Message: 8 Date: Sat, 18 Jul 2009 10:41:59 -0500 From: John Thompson <johndthompson@gmail.com> Subject: Re: [CR] Bottecchia To: Anthony Taylor <ajft1942@yahoo.com> Cc: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Message-ID: <4A61ED47.3000507@new.rr.com> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="ISO-8859-1"; format=flowed

Anthony Taylor wrote:
> Does anybody out there know how to date Bottecchia frames?
> I acquired a complete bike in super condition. Complete Campagnolo Victory group

If the Victory group is original to the bike, that puts it in the 1983-85 era.

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-John Thompson (john@os2.dhs.org)   Appleton WI USA

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