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Old 04-30-10, 05:42 PM
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NOS smoked chrome Benotto ID - Columbus SLX

This absolute beauty came by for a visit today, in it's NOS, two-tone chrome glory.

The owner isn't entirely sure what model it is - neither do I (help appreciated). What I find most interesting about it are the aero fork blades; looks as if the factory came up with a similar design to Columbus MAX, using conventional oval blades.

Frame is also marked as having been made in Italy (thank god - no cracked BB for this baby) - IIRC, only the upper end Benottos were made in Italy by the '80s, correct?





















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WOW! sorry no knowledge to impart but what a beautiful frame.
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Isn't it though? I wish the lighting had been better.

Note that the rear drops are smoked chrome as well.

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very nice looking.
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That's a very nice frameset.

I've owned two Benottos. Modelo 2500's.

I really liked the way they rode.

Your Benotto is in much more desirable condition than either of mine.
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Sweetness. I love the white detailing between the smoked and regular chrome on the stays.

Do you have to give it back? What are you doing with it in the interim besides cooing and petting?

Awesome.
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Very nice!! My size too...
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What are you doing with it in the interim besides cooing and petting?
Advising full first-gen C-Record.

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How is it that the bikes that visit you are all your size?
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How is it that the bikes that visit you are all your size?
Bad luck, I guess.

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Wow, that thing is hot. There are two C&V bikes I'm on the lookout for for sentimental reasons: a 80's Benotto and a chromonegro Pinarello Montello. That bike is like an awesome hybrid of both.

Rad. I know you will, but please post pics when it's built.
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I know you will, but please post pics when it's built.
Its owner would like some help putting together a C-Record group; he's interested in trading his 180mm C-Record crankset (laser logo, not etched) for a pair of 175's.

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That thing is gorgeous.
But how is it that I've NEVER seen 2 Benotto's that look alike?
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Ive owned 2 Benotto's, one I know for a fact was a 3000, the other not sure about at all. I like em both, and will always have a soft spot for them as it was my first Campagnolo equipped bicycle.

That one however is fantastic...
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Gorgeous! I wonder if it was a one-off built and fully-chromed for a show.
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Damn, she's a pretty gal! Except for that oddly placed SLX sticker, the finish is stunning.
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That thing is gorgeous.
But how is it that I've NEVER seen 2 Benotto's that look alike?
Credo che questa sarà la prima volta, io ne ho una uguale!!!
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Telaio gemello

Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
This absolute beauty came by for a visit today, in it's NOS, two-tone chrome glory.

The owner isn't entirely sure what model it is - neither do I (help appreciated). What I find most interesting about it are the aero fork blades; looks as if the factory came up with a similar design to Columbus MAX, using conventional oval blades.

Frame is also marked as having been made in Italy (thank god - no cracked BB for this baby) - IIRC, only the upper end Benottos were made in Italy by the '80s, correct?





















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Sono anch'io alla ricerca di informazioni di questo Benotto, purtroppo non posso aiutarti anche se ne ho una uguale in fase di restauro.
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La mia Benotto

Anch'io sono alla ricerca di informazioni per restaurare al meglio questa bicicletta
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Guardando bene, in effetti una cosa diversa c'è: Il passaggio del cavo freno posteriore, nel mio telaio è interno.
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It's another zombie thread, but since it been revived, I'll just add that the OP's frame is a Benotto 3500, circa 1985-1987.
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Originally Posted by T-Mar View Post
It's another zombie thread, but since it been revived, I'll just add that the OP's frame is a Benotto 3500, circa 1985-1987.
Interessante, grazie molte!
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Originally Posted by geppettik View Post
Credo che questa sarà la prima volta, io ne ho una uguale!!!
I think this will be the first time, I have one equal!!!
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Sono anch'io alla ricerca di informazioni di questo Benotto, purtroppo non posso aiutarti anche se ne ho una uguale in fase di restauro.
I too am looking for information of this Benotto, unfortunately I can not help you even if I have an equal being restored.
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Anch'io sono alla ricerca di informazioni per restaurare al meglio questa bicicletta
They too are looking for information to restore the most of this bike.
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Guardando bene, in effetti una cosa diversa c'è: Il passaggio del cavo freno posteriore, nel mio telaio è interno.
Looking good, in fact there is a different thing: The passage of the rear brake cable, in my frame is internal.
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Interessante, grazie molte!
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Originally Posted by xb_nutt View Post
very nice!! My size too...
+1 (even though I responded to old thread by mistake)
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