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check this out!(12 posts)

check this out!the bull
Mar 23, 2003 1:28 PM
Mar 23, 2003 3:15 PM
I don't know anything about that Iatlian frame with chrome lugs, but I do know this:

The components on this bike are crappy. The wheels have Schrader valves. The centerpull brakes look cheap and the brake levers look like they are unridable. The saddle looks like a toy. The build is shoddy as well: there is too much cable housing at the levers and not enough at the rear derailieur; the front deralieur is mounted 1 cm too high.

Other than that, it's a nice looking bike.
you do know your crap though.desmo
Mar 23, 2003 5:17 PM
You're right, cool overall look but that is a low end bike. Gaspipe tubes, stamped drop-outs, no der hanger, etc. I had an Italian bike boom import badged as a Mondial that looked like the exact same frame. Again, it does look very cool, but it's a wannabe race bike at best.
could anyone put a year on this thing? It looks alot older thanthe bull
Mar 23, 2003 6:05 PM
the one I had that was from 89.Look at the way the put those things in the top tube to hold a pump!The cranks look stamped and flexey.53 T pointed out alot of stuff- very good eye.I think it is a early 70's model.
could anyone put a year on this thing? It looks alot older thandesmo
Mar 23, 2003 6:41 PM
The foil stickers look like early 70's. Components look like a Gian Robert gruppo. The Randy Johnson masterpiece pictured below is the polar opposite of the low-end Bottechia! That is true art.
this one is cool! I was diggin on it anyway!the bull
Mar 23, 2003 6:21 PM
cranksthe bull
Mar 23, 2003 6:28 PM
rear deraileurthe bull
Mar 23, 2003 6:30 PM
frontthe bull
Mar 23, 2003 6:32 PM
tell me you dont want to pull this lever!the bull
Mar 23, 2003 6:33 PM
Strange, you don't see any drillium frames! (nm)peter1
Mar 23, 2003 9:28 PM
Hey! I did a 1000 miler on one of those!Matno
Mar 24, 2003 12:19 PM
That looks a lot like the early 70's Bottechia I did a "deca-century" on about 12 years ago! It worked great at the time. I really have no idea which model it was exactly (I borrowed it from a friend), but I do know that the gears were too high for climbing Pacific Coast Highway hills with 30+ pounds of gear on board!!! Ah, the things we do when we're young... I'm still trying to find time to do it again!