Vintage Bicycles - De Rosa - Bottecchia - Eroica Bicycles - 1980s Bicycles

Vintage Bicycles - De Rosa - Bottecchia - Eroica Bicycles - 1980s Bicycles
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Vintage De Rosa Bicycles.

Vintage De Rosa Bicycles

De Rosa Professional SLX model with the icon heart logo.

De Rosa was founded in Milan, Italy in year 1953 by a professional mechanic, Udo De Rosa, who worked for many pro bike teams. He started working with team Molteni in 1969, where he met the famous Eddy Merckx and started a world-changing partnership. He soon became the mechanic of choic of Eddy Merckx.

The most famous models of vintage De Rosa bicycles

  • De Rosa Professional
  • De Rosa Professional SLX
  • De Rosa Primato
  • De Rosa Titanio

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You can read more about the brand in our magazine article about 5 most famous vintage bicycle brands - De Rosa.


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Bottecchia Logo

  • Country: Italy
  • Founder: Teodoro Carnielli
  • Founding Year: 1930s
  • Website: www.bottecchia.com

A History of Bottecchia

Bottecchia is an Italian bicycle manufacturer founded in 1926, after Teodoro Carnielli began working with the great racing cyclist Ottavio Bottecchia (the first Italian winner of the Tour de France). Carnielli was already an experienced frame-builder, who supplied bicycles to racers from the 1900s. He believed, however, that Bottecchia’s knowledge of racing bicycles would improve the pedigree of his craftsmanship.


Following Bottecchia’s untimely death in 1927, Carnielli kept Ottavio’s legacy alive; by the 1940s, Bottecchia were renowned for producing some of the finest racing bicycles in Europe. The Bottecchia legend was still going strong in the late 1980s, as Greg LeMond won the closest ever Tour de France on a radical Bottecchia time-trial bicycle.


Bottecchia continue to make a variety of bicycles to this day, with their lower-end models being manufactured in the far-east and assembled in Italy. Only the highest quality frames of Bottecchia’s current range are still made from scratch in Italy.


Bicycles for Eroica and other vintage bicycle rides and events.