Benotto 5000 Aero Road Bike 1980s

Out of stock
ID: 17136
Manufacturer: Benotto
Size: 57 cm
Condition: 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.
Era: 1980s
Available in store: Wilhelmstr. 91, 10117 Berlin (SVBC)
Product ID: 17136
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!
Germany €15 DHL Economy
Europe €47 DHL Economy
UK €47 DHL Economy
Worldwide €170 DHL Economy
€180 FedEx (ca. 5-7 days)