Benotto 5000 Aero Road Bike 1980s

Benotto 5000 Aero Road Bike 1980s

Specially shaped tubes. Campagnolo Super Record. De Rosa-chain stays.

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ID 17136
Brand Benotto
Size 57 cm

Description

Benotto bikes belong to the iconic bicycles of the 1970s and 1980s.

Benotto was founded by Giacinto Benotto in Torino, Italy, in 1931. Like so many Italian bike manufacturers of the era, Benotto himself was a passionate racer and had first hand experience of the competitive world of racing. He knew of the need for high-quality designs.

Giacinto, together with his brother, researched extensively into the development of racing bikes for the future. However, early in 1948, the story of the brand took an unusual turn. Having read about the newly discovered oil in Venezuela, Benotto was keen to travel to South America in order to set up his classic bicycle brand and capitalise on this new found area of wealth.

The Benotto brothers reached port La Guaira in the summer of 1948, along with 200 newly designed Benotto bikes. Despite initial opposition, Giacinto became a successful bicycle pioneer.

The brother's brand would also sponsor a series of successful professional cycling teams. 11 World Championship titles have been won by riders on Benotto bicycles.

High class frames were still made in Italy even after the production moved to Mexico. And those Italian pieces are highly regarded among cycling fans. This Benotto 5000 Aero is one of them and it shows many distinctive details like the crimped seat tube, shifting levers on top of the tube and off course oval shaped tubes in the main triangle. But this one is a truly artisan frame and one could admire just those diamond shaped De Rosa chain stays for hours.


As if that still wouldn't be tempting enough, a Campagnolo Super Record groupset has been installed.
Finest parts for a superb frame.

A nice bike, even for historic cycling events!

More Information

Storage BMB 02-08
Brand Benotto
Product Name Benotto 5000 Aero Road Bike 1980s
Bicycle Type Road Bicycle
On Auction No
Frame & Fork Benotto 5000; Columbus SL tubing
Rear Derailleur Campagnolo Super Record
Front Derailleur Campagnolo Record
Shifters Campagnolo Record
Brakes Campagnolo Record
Brake Levers Campagnolo Super Record
Headset Campagnolo Super Record
Crankset Campagnolo Super Record
Bottom Bracket Campagnolo Record
Seat Post Campagnolo Super Record
Hubs Campagnolo Record; Frewheel 14-18
Rims Mavic CX18; 700c tubular
Tires Continental Giro; 700c tubular
Stem Cinelli; 90mm
Stem Bar Cinelli; 40cm
Seat Selle San Marco Concor Supercorsa
Chain YBN Narrow; hard plated
Handlebar Tape Benotto Celo
Pedals not included
Color None

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Bike Condition

Condition Used
The frame is in good condition. It has no cracks and is not bent. Few very small imperfections like micro-dimples. Paintwork and decals are original. All parts have been thoroughly checked and are working fine.

Size

Size 57 cm
Seat Tube 57 cm
Top Tube 55.5 cm
Head Tube 15 cm
Standover 81 cm
Calculate my size Recommended inseam length: 79.5 cm - 82.5 cm