Friday, October 14, 2011

Benotto triathlon

Beautiful Benotto triathlon. this one has an intereting mix of parts, dia comp 500 brakes, and suntour ARX derailers. beautiful lugged oval frame construction. we had another one, earlier this year which came with Modolo brakes and rare suntour SVX indexed derailers. Benotto was an italian company that moved production to Mexico, where this bike was made. Even though it was made of HI ten steel , its suprisingly light and weighs like a typical double butted chromoly frame. Also has a nice dia comp stem, which I've only seen on a Soma before. Received a complete overhaul and a new rear wheel since the original had a rusted nipple and a flat spot. even though it was probably made between 1983-1985 it had 700c wheels. Brand new CST Czar tires as well.

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