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Old 07-03-10, 12:01 PM
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My chance to own a Benotto

Hi, I have the chance to buy this Benotto. I dont know how old it is, and I hadnt heard of the make before today, but it looks pretty good, if a little untidy. Could somebody please tell me how much they would expect to pay for this bike and which model it is likely to be. Thanks!


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Old 07-03-10, 03:18 PM
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If that is a large dent on the seat tube above the front derailleur I'd keep on looking. I can't help you out as far as info on Benottos but I'm certain someone on the C&V forum will have info.
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If that is a large dent on the seat tube above the front derailleur I'd keep on looking. I can't help you out as far as info on Benottos but I'm certain someone on the C&V forum will have info.
Looks like it is toast!

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Old 07-05-10, 02:07 AM
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lol, oh dear! I didn't think it had a dent, if it doesnt have a dent, would you say it was worth having?
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Old 07-05-10, 03:11 AM
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Benotto's were, at one time, very nice Italian bikes. Then they moved production to Mexico and they became nice, but not terribly special bikes. If you can get one cheap enough and in good condition, then go for it. Otherwise, pass...
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I was providing mechanical assistance at a charity ride, and I happened upon a friendly fellow with a nice looking Benotto. I complimented him on his ride, and replied that it was equipped with 'all Camponelli.'
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Ive heard its just a bit of dirt on the frame in the picture not a dent! Would any one know what kind of age/model this bike is and if it is likely to be mexican or italian made? Thanks Sam
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Originally Posted by byrnsam View Post
Ive heard its just a bit of dirt on the frame in the picture not a dent! Would any one know what kind of age/model this bike is and if it is likely to be mexican or italian made? Thanks Sam
It's a dent - there's almost no way it's not, if you follow the contour of the seat tube. Don't buy it.
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Old 07-10-10, 07:31 AM
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Looks like the bike is damaged and as most are saying, toast. If you would like more answers please put your inquiries in the following subforum: http://www.bikeforums.net/forumdispl...-and-Inquiries

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