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Vintage 1920’s Automoto Professional Tour de France Bicycle in Original Paintwork


Pre-Owned Vintage 1920’s Automoto Professional Tour de France Bicycle in Original Paintwork …Automoto bicycles made history in the 1920’s with Ottavio Bottecchia winning in 1924-5 and had an amazing professional career.

This Automoto Professional Bicycle has the Original Paintwork, Pantographed Automoto Hubs, Cranks and Wood Rims. The French brakes are period and the Wood Wheelset function well, and mostly true given its 100 years old!  in Good Condition, Storage marks, scratches, and Wear, in Fantastic Original Condition with amazing Patina…. To my knowledge this is not the bicycle Ottavio Bottecchia rode or neither can I say it has ridden in the Tour de France, but it is a Professional Model and who knows in those 100 years of history?

This has been ridden in Jan 2024 (Ready to Ride) and is a great piece of Cycling memorabilia and great for Eroica or just a wall hanger in the Man cave.

More information can be found about 1920's "Tour De France" Automotos in the book " The Competition Bicycle" by Jan Heine ...See last picture



Frame:                          Automoto Professional Tour de France Model in Original Paintwork

Size:                              54cm

Seat Tube:                    54cm Centre to Top

Top Tube:                     60cm Centre to Centre

Wheels:                        Automoto Pantographed hubs700b (28") Fitted with Wooded Original Rims with unglued ModernTubulars 

Drivetrain:                     Automoto Pantographed Crankset Single speed

Brake:                           Period French frame mounted brakes


Handlebars:                  Period bars and stem with wood Grips


Saddle:                         French Leather Saddle


Condition:                     Original Paintwork and Wooded wheelset, period parts, preserved and cleaned …This is a survivor bicycle, wear, patina and in a condition that is impossible to replicate…This is museum quality with the option to ride historic Eroica events.




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Note: This item is listed with as much information as I can give about the quality, scratches; imperfections and condition.


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Vintage 1920’s Automoto Professional Tour de France Bicycle

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