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    Senior Member Thumpic's Avatar
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    I couldn't pass it up....Benotto.......

    especially after I saw the Shimano deer head RD....it's filthy and needs tires; but everything works and it appears to be in good shape....$60 at the thrift store. I would not have paid that at a garage sale; but it's a good cause (not a chain store) and $60 is in the ball park. And there was an additional bonus of a Miche Competition rear hub as well....

    http://s246.photobucket.com/albums/g...lo%20800%20DH/

    thoughts and opinions are welcomed......
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    $60 at the thrift store. I would not have paid that at a garage sale;
    I would have given sixty bucks in a heart beat. I like old Benottos and yours looks decent.

    My guess is that you will like the ride quality.
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    60 bones is a great price!! No matter where it was from. A great beater or, it could be a rider if you threw on a nicer crankset and bottom bracket. Winter fixed gear, maybe? It's got eyelets, nice to find on a "Sport" model. I would take it completely apart and repack everything, of course. It's nice to see a Benotto from the middle of their range.

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    Senior Member The Thin Man's Avatar
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    I agree with everyone else. $60 isn't a bad deal. The components aren't necessarily high end but the frame/decals look to be in nice shape and I bet it will clean up very nicely. Great find!

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    I also second the 'great buy', the set of Miche Competition hubs I had were smooth as butter, though be warned I bought a similarly filthy Benotto last summer and had to resort to cutting the stem out.

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    Classy! And nice angle on the fork, the average person will cry about toe overlap probably, but I love the feel of the handling.

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    Nice!

    Laterally stiff yet vertically compliant.

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