My Bottecchia T2 Doppia Corsa

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seaneT1
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by seaneT1

After a long time, I have finally decided to take the time and create a post about my beloved racing bike :)
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My aim for this bike was to build a really goos looki, lightweight, aero (with as much integration as possible) racing bike, but with a small budget since I am a college student with insufficient funds....Weight is currently at 7,5 kg, 600 gr more than the weight I am aiming ( :( ), and with not many things left to change. Wheels are Gipiemme 4.6 H.o tubular, front wheel depth 40 mm, rear wheel 60 mm, width both at 24 mm, and weighing in at around 1430 gr, Sram eTap gearing with ultegra 11-28 cassete, 172,5 52-36 chainset, direct mount brakes and bottom bracket, 105 chain, tyres are tufo elite S3 25, saddle chinese s-works knock-off at 126 gr, pedals are favero assioma powermeter, spada carbon quick releases, k-edge outfront garmin mount and chain catcher, and finally, stem is deda zero2 at 11 cm and bar is deda rhm el at 42 cm width I think. In the foreseeable future, I will be changing the chainset to something lighter, at 175 length and for sure with ovalized rings, and I will also put a narro, aero and light handlebar and stem combo. Other possible changes that I am willing to make are the brakes, if I can save a good amount of weight there for a reasonable price. That's it for now, hope you like it! :)

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kgt
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by kgt

Beautiful and not that common. Enjoy it!

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And good to see non mainstream brands

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TonyM wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:42 pm
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Ditto, bellissimo :beerchug:

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by Geoff

Ok, that's nice. I have an old one in my collection. Beautiful.

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Congratulations! Beautiful machine!
What size of the frame?
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seaneT1
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ratro wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:37 pm
Congratulations! Beautiful machine!
What size of the frame?
It's a size 51 , 51 being the seat tube height, and 55,5 being the horizontal tube length.

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I remember lusting over a high end steel Bottechia on display at the local bike shop when I was a kid. Didn't know squat except that "Bottechia" written on the downtube was just about the sexiest thing I could ever dream of; I think that was before I was interested in girls even... and now... well... it's a tossup. Very different look than when I first laid eyes on a Bottechia.
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seaneT1 wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:01 pm
It's a size 51 , 51 being the seat tube height, and 55,5 being the horizontal tube length.
What is your height? What is the distance from bottom bracket center to top of the saddle?
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seaneT1
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ratro wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:56 pm
seaneT1 wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:01 pm
It's a size 51 , 51 being the seat tube height, and 55,5 being the horizontal tube length.
What is your height? What is the distance from bottom bracket center to top of the saddle?
1,82 and around 74 cm, not sure, will check and let you know :)

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onemanpeloton
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very nice 8)
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DilanMoris
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by DilanMoris

Cool bike!
I also want to buy myself a new one. :roll: But I'm studying at the college and have a limited budget for it.
Can you advise on what sites I can buy a used and inexpensive? Thank you!
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seaneT1
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by seaneT1

DilanMoris wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:28 am
Cool bike!
I also want to buy myself a new one. :roll: But I'm studying at the college and have a limited budget for it.
Can you advise on what sites I can buy a used and inexpensive? Thank you!
I don't know about used ones, but the prices for new ones aren't that bad, they actually come pretty cheap for what they offer, if you find a dealer close by, ask him for more details and I am sure he will help you. Also, ask on the forum about where to find used ones, I personally don't know, but many people here will know for sure! :)

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by kgt

Some nice promos of T2 pro bikes at Bottechia's site:
https://www.bottecchia.com/en/modelli/t ... a-team2017

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