Today is mixted up by Robert J. This is a mid 70s Bottecchia Mixte that he picked up at the junkyard along with his American Arrow Superia earlier this summer.
This is the second of my recent junkyard finds and my first Italian bike. It came with a plastic Simplex derailleur, which fell apart in my hands when I was removing the rear wheel. I replaced it with a Suntour Hero. All the chrome shined up nicely, and with bearings repacked and new tires, it seems to roll effortlessly. Haven’t wrapped the bars yet, since it will be my wife’s bike and she’d like me to put on upright handlebars. That won’t be a problem, since this bike is euro-cool. Thanks again for the great site!
Thanks again Bob