Bottecchia Original Road Bicycle 1950s

Bottecchia Original Road Bicycle 1950s

Original condition. Beautiful lugs. Simplex shifting.

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ID 21821
Marke Bottecchia
Size 56 cm i
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This Bottecchia road bicycle stems from the 1950s and it's one of the older pieces we had in our collection so far.
Bottecchia is a very traditional company which started as the small cyclery of Carnielli and was improved in 1924 by Ottavio Bottecchia, the first Italian Tour de France winner (1924, 1925). A new company with a new name “Bottecchia” was born after the mysterious and tragic death of Ottavio Bottecchia in 1926.
The bicycles they produced were high end pieces which carried many champions to victory.

Our bike is a very nice piece indeed with beautiful chromed lugs and when it arrived in our workshop, we were facing a decision whether the frame will be completely stripped and refurbished or to keep it authentic and leave all the scratches, wear and tear and keep its soul. As you can see, the second option won and the bike still tells the stories of the countless kilometers on the road.

As for the parts, they are mostly original too. From the Simplex Tour de France shifting, Bowden brakes, Magistroni bottom bracket or Nisi rims to Bottecchia branded cranks and headset.
A sweet bicycle with a lot of charisma.
Condition Used
The bicycle is in good technical condition. The frame is sound and stable without any bents or cracks. The paintjob and the rest of the decals are ariginal with strong patina, larger abrasions and scratches. All parts have been disassembled, cleaned and then reassembled again. Some wearing parts were replaced for new ones.

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Storage BMB 03-05
Marke Bottecchia
Product Name Bottecchia Original Road Bicycle 1950s
Bicycle Type Road Bicycle
On Auction No
Frame & Fork Bottecchia - steel lugged frame
Rear Derailleur Simplex Tour de France
Shifters Simplex
Brakes Bowden
Brake Levers Balilla
Headset Bottecchia
Crankset Bottecchia; 170 mm; 49 chainring
Bottom Bracket Magistroni
Seat Post steel pin
Hubs I.M.; 3-speed
Rims Nisi; 700C clinchers
Tires Michelin Dynamic Classic; 622/28; clinchers NEW
Stem Cinelli style; 10 cm
Stem Bar 36 cm
Seat J. Piat
Chain Renold England
Handlebar Tape cotton tape
Pedals Sheffield

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Size 56 cm
Seat Tube 56 cm
Top Tube 56 cm
Head Tube 14.5 cm
Standover 82 cm
Calculate my size Recommended inseam length: 80.5 cm - 83.5 cm