Spécialités T.A. bottle cage

The one and only.
The only bottle cage I wanted to ride and race with: Spécialités T.A. chrome plated steel.
Doesn’t come apart, doesn’t twist, provides the right and stable tension to retain the bottle, good quality chrome, doesn’t break.
Did you ever race in hot summer weather without feed zones, no support cars, cobblestones? One thing you don’t want is loosing your bottle or bottle cage.
So, forget about all plastic and aluminium, Tacx, Elite, even the aluminium T.A. or steel lookalikes.

Cannondale M2000

Mountainbike restauration coming up.
New fork, respray, decals, parts in mint condition, ...
So, it looks like it will be ridable again pretty soon.

Bottecchia Mod. SCIC

One bike I’ve been dreaming of since I started roadracing in 1979: Bottecchia.
Team bike of Giuseppe Saronni’s SCIC-Bottecchia team, but also the bike of junior racer Teun van Vliet, at that time one of the leading Dutch junior racers.
Since I started to collect old bike stuff, I’ve been looking for such a Bottecchia, but I never had the chance to buy one. But if you stay patient, you will always find that what you’re looking for. Better: even before this Bottecchia arrived at my home, I found a second one. I still regret that I didn’t also buy that one, because it was 1 cm larger and a better fit.
Columbus SL tubing, fully chrome plated front fork and rear stays, the characteristic seat cluster...
Bottecchia, made by Carnielli. Lot of rubbish, but a few gems.

Frame and fork: Bottecchia Mod. SCIC, Columbus SL

Head set: Campagnolo Super Record

Cranks: Campagnolo Record 170 mm

Bottom Bracket set: Campagnolo Record

Rear derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record

Front derailleur: Campagnolo Record, braze-on

Shifting lever: Simplex retrofriction

Brakes: Campagnolo Record

Hubs: Campagnolo Record

Rims: Mavic MA40

Tyres: Challenge Strada Pro Open 25 mm

Sprockets: Maillard 6 spd

Chain: KMC B1 Narrow Silver

Pedals: Campagnolo Record

Toeclips: Christophe steel, size L

Toe straps: Alfredo Binda

Saddle: Selle San Marco Concor Supercorsa Confort

Seat Post: Campagnolo Record, 27.2 mm

Stem: Cinelli 1A

Handlebars: Cinelli Campione del Mondo 66-44 (44 cm center to center)

Brake levers: Campagnolo Super Record

Bar tape: Bike Ribbon white