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    89' Bottechia

    Is an 89' or so bottechia worth restoring? It is not my size but i was thinking of restoring it and puting up for sale.

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    Post some pictures... More than likely, it's very collectable
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    Opinion

    The spelling is with 2 Ts and 2 Cs

    There isn't as much demand for these as Colnago, Masi, Cinelli, etc. The red and white ones with chromed bits do seem to be in demand (like in photo attached).

    Also, the type of steel used would be a factor...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hickey
    Post some pictures... More than likely, it's very collectable
    I will try and get some up later today! The paint Is not in the best shape but it has no dents.

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    someone would buy it

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    Wish I was a bit taller...cause I'd say, it is a horrid frame that will only give you headaches. Send it my way as I'd help alleviate such issues.

    50-51...it's migrane material...I'd definitely have a cure.

    Drool...
    Looks like a 52cm?

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    89' pictures

    Here are some pics of what I have. I also have the brake set and RD.How much would something like this cost to restore??I have no clue nor do I know if I even whant to try.
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    I would almost say just find a touch up paint match and go from there. If you are paying to have it done correctly, you will be out $400-600 for paint and decals. If you pay less to a non-specialist, a collector probably won't want it - details matter. Most restorations are overdone so then you have to make sure the parts are period correct and in as good a shape as the freshly done frame or it will look funny. Fresh paint and scuffed parts will look silly to anyone.
    There is likely more money in it if you complete it as-is........if you are simply looking for profit(shame on you). It deserves campy levers too. Complete it with correct and equally worn parts and sell it that way IMO. A bike can be original only once and many collectors will not pay as much for a redone bike especially if redone to an average(read: affordable) level. JMO What size is it?

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    NO I am not looking for a profit.Just a fair price.And those levers are original as is everything else in the pics and the rest of the components that I have.My buddy was the original owner and did not change a thing.Unfortanatly he gave some of the components to someone else! size 52cm

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    Profit?

    What's the matter with a profit?

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