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 Post subject: 1990/91 Bottechia SLX
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:47 pm 
rBoTM Winner
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Hi All
Look the weather is bad..and well I couldnt wait until I put the bar tape on and wait for another sunny day to take some pictures so here is my almost finished 1990/91 Bottechia SLX sans cinelli white cork ribbon and plugs!
I hold the frame very dear to my heart as I acquired it off a friend with a habit of upgrading in 1992. To my dismay he had it repainted before I got it in blue/white fade but originally it was as it is presented here. I raced this bike for about 5 years then moved on and it became a winter bike then eventually gave it away to "Sheffied" who 5 years later gave it back!!! A kind guy from the states sent me the catalogue pictures and I set about the re-finish and rebuild. Here's a summary of the spec


Frame : Fully refurbished strip back to the metal and rechromed and sprayed
Rear and front mech c-record, chainset 1993 Chorus, pedals 1989 Athena, 11cm Cinelli IR, bars 42cm Giro D'Italia, brakes late eighties Triomophe/Chorus?, brake levers c-record, gear levers c-record (8 speed insert removed to make friction only) seatpin Athena , saddle New San Marco Regal
Wheels campag Omega Strada on Chorus with Regina 7 speed freewheel

Bring on the summer so it can be ridden!!


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:17 pm 
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Wow! That's a beauty, fantastic job!


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:31 pm 
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What a stunner! That is a lovely bike indeed :shock: :D 8)

Brakes are Athena


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 Post subject: A beautiful thing!
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:35 pm 
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Absolutely beautiful - you must be well chuffed


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:04 pm 
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Very nice.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:55 pm 
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very nice job indeed


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:59 pm 
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Very nice bike but the next time you put up 'in your face' pictures make sure the odd bit of chain is hidden will you Image


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:28 pm 
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Perfect, my dream bike.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:54 pm 
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Nice bike, if any bike deserves a set of Delta brakes it's this one!


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:55 pm 
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Joined: Sun Feb 19, 2006 7:34 pm
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Ha ha! Well spotted Ian Raleigh.

To think this was the bare bones of a bike attached to my turbo trainer for the best part of 3 years. The rest of the time it sat with a mish-mash of shite bits as a pub bike - Sorry DD...

Get the tape on it and get it up for 'Road bike of the Month' December/Jan.

Phil


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