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Old 05-26-11, 12:56 PM
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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....

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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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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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