Hey everyone! I'm totally new to vintage bicycling but I absolutely love riding steel. Plus, you can't beat the artform of precision lugs. So here she is! She's not totally finished, I need to put on some toe straps and the elk hide leather wraps on the bars, but you get the idea.
Brief history: i traded an old workout machine to my manager for his 85 benotto frame (without a fork unfortunately). It was of course, painted in the nasty 80s style (blue and white with bad decals...yeck) So i had it powdered to look like a late 70s benotto!
To the true vintage fans... I'm sorry but I had the brazons totally grinded off. I know, I know should keep it pure but I really like how it looks this way (and I have a Jamis Coda Comp if i REALLY feel like shifting). Also, the rims aren't vintage... they are mavic aksiums that have been debadged. My gearing is a 42/13 i believe. Thanks to mark for the fork! It looks beautiful on the bike! I will be posting more photos of the progress and better angles but here she is as it stands today!