First stages of stripping down early Bottecchia and cleaning frame and chrome. Removed bottom bracket (what an ordeal that was) and repacked fork. Ordering new Italian BB for it and digging up cranks soon.
Finally took some time today to finish up the long overdue completion of the 1979 ALAN Road Bike restore/cleanup. Came out really nice and clean. Actually much nicer than I expected. Can’t wait for the weather to change to take it for a spin!
Thanks to Wayne Bingham at VeloClassique for all his help and for supplying the hard to find bicycle parts to finish off the project.
Also learned a lot about truing wheels with this project thanks to Wayne.
Used some very cool CLB Cable Housing that I got from Velo Classique. It comes in a variety of colors… I selected the blue of course.
Alan is getting close to finished. Got it pretty damn clean and added some vintage decals. Next steps clean up the wheels and finish assembly. Thanks to Wayne Bingham for all his help!
Here are some pics….
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