I bought this Benotto Modelo 800 in a yard sale 10 years ago for 10 dollars and came 10th in my age in a Duathlon I raced on Sunday - after I tidied it up a good bit.
It was dirty and a bit rusty when I bought it. It felt lighter than the other bikes I owned years ago (Puch Alpina 6 speed and a Peugot 10 speed) so I bought it on a whim. When I went to put air in the tires I realised that the tires were dry rotted and burst when I pumped them up. I then found out the tires were expensive tubular tires that I couldn't afford to replace at the time so I put it in the shed. It stayed there for 10 years until I decided to try to tidy it up and put some tires on it so I could try out a Duathlon - I've been a runner for just over 2 years and have been wanting to cross train. I used to cycle commute when I live in London, UK and it was nice to get back in the saddle. I now live in Memphis, TN. I think it cleaned up very well. I averaged 17.3mph on a fairly hilly 15 mile course. I passed a lot of shiny new aerobar triathlon bikes too ... I really like the look of the bike but it may be a bit small for me. I think it is a 54cm. I'm 5'11" and probably need a 56cm bike. I'm really enjoying it for now