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Old 07-21-12, 04:41 AM
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Original in as is condition when I purchased thos one.
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Old 07-21-12, 08:50 AM
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More Benotto goodness:



I find it very comfortable. I like how it keeps the bar profile very narrow, and the fact that you can feel the road.
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Old 07-21-12, 08:59 AM
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Originally Posted by devinfan View Post

I find it very comfortable. I like how it keeps the bar profile very narrow, and the fact that you can feel the road.
Yes all that's needed to be comfortable is a steel fork
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Old 07-21-12, 09:43 AM
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Ca. '82 Guerciotti (now sold). I put two layers of Benotto tape on it to add a little cushioning.



'85/'86 Pinarello Crono.

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Old 07-21-12, 12:27 PM
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Love it, looks great, can you still get it?
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Old 07-21-12, 02:14 PM
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Love it, looks great, can you still get it?
There's usually plenty on Ebay.
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Old 07-21-12, 03:39 PM
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This guy knows how it should be done
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Old 07-21-12, 03:48 PM
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I've only used it once in recent memory. Looks pretty flashy, but I definitely prefer more cushion between my palms and the bars than Benotto provides me, personally.

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Old 07-21-12, 04:01 PM
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Originally Posted by BentLink View Post
I used it once in 1986. While it looked cool, it was about like having no to tape.
I used it religiously back then. Sure it was just like having no tape at all - but if you could look like Laurent Fignon doing it, who the f cared?
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Old 07-25-12, 07:46 PM
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Originally Posted by rootboy View Post
I saw it on nearly every high level bike in the late 70's, early 80's. It was new tech synthetic to us, but it was the esthetic of the times.
Our cotton became old fashioned. But it all comes full circle. I sold my stash of it a few months ago for a pittance. I've never used it, but that doesn't mean I don't think it's cool. Mexican cello tape is still more C&V to me than the new wonder wraps.
Thanks rootboy. I appreciated very much you selling me the tapes.

Now your old stash is sitting in a box in my house and I have high hopes that it does not become 'old stash' sitting in an box.
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Old 07-26-12, 07:45 AM
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Looks good on the right bike--80s vintage Italian for example.

I recently put yellow on my purple '73 Mercian Pro. Wrong vintage, wrong style, looks terrible, and it feels like crap. I'll switch back to cotton when I get the time.
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Old 07-26-12, 08:21 AM
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Old 07-26-12, 10:21 AM
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Nice bike; are there more pictures somewhere?
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Old 07-26-12, 03:37 PM
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Looks and feels right on my 1935 Claud butler Super Velo rebuilt with many 1950's parts! (The bell is from 1930 though, so that averages the years back about right again!!!
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Old 07-29-12, 07:26 AM
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Not Benotto, similiar vintage Japanese Grand Prix tape on my Rossin.

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Old 08-14-12, 03:41 PM
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As someone else pointed out, it can be damn slippery. My Masi came with the original bars wrapped in yellow Benotto. I went with it has long as I could, but could no longer tolerate the angle of the bars and the correspondingly funky positioning of the brake levers once I corrected the bars, so I dumped the slippery stuff for yellow Newbaum's with a "cushion" underneath made from a bit of inner tube.
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