It’s been a while since our last venture in the Highbrow OTS, so we will make up for it ten-fold with this real live racing bicycle. Ricardo O’s 1983 Bottecchia is especially fitting, since we are smack in the middle of The Giro. This (1980 to 1989)—in my humble opinion—is the finest era of road racing bicycles, foreign or domestic.
Year: 1983 Make: Bottecchia Model: Malvor Team , 58 c-c
A little bit about it:
Attached picture shoes the bicycle as it came to me,with the original Ambrosio rims and part of the seat leather chewed by rats.
Apparently the rest also original, all Campagnolo Record.
Looked almost unused. The seller in the eighties raced it here by local professionals riders several times.
He said the bike was at the 1983 Giro with the Bottecchia Malvor Team. Quizás…but I like to believe it.
It has a sister in red & white that came from Merano two years ago. That is a 61 c-c and looks newer.
Both speaks perfect italian..all day…