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Benotto Columbus SL frame, what's it worth?

Old 11-14-11, 02:15 PM
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Benotto Columbus SL frame, what's it worth?

This just popped up on my local CL for $125. Is it worth it? Should I snag?

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Well, it's got a Benotto fork but is it really a Benotto with SL? It looks like somebody took a down tube decal and placed it, upside down, on the seat tube. While it could be legitimate, obvious blunders like that make me leery.
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HEY T-Mar is back!!!

my first question would be is it 60 or 62? lets see what the Benotto experts say, should it have embellishments on the stay caps or BB shell?

I agree something looks funky on the decals, but as I said in another thread, I don't think Benotto is a sought out enough name for fakes.
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I'm going to give him a call to go look at it. He's saying it's a 60 cm and he's claiming to be the owner of a bike shop in my city, so I tend to trust the sizing. Decals for sure look a little off, maybe the PO applied the seat tube decal himself because the original was trashed?
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You could sell the fork alone for 150 on fleebay, who cares if it is sl, it probably is but it's still worth 125 in my book.
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I think the paint job is much too fancy to not be original. Looks good to me, especially for $125.
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