Benotto Aero Road Frameset 1980s
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 Aero is one of them and it shows some interesting details. The tubes in the main trianble have been ovalized and the same can be said about the seat stays.
Rear axle width: 120 mm
Steerer length: 180 mm (threaded part: 53 mm)
Bottom bracket: ITA
Seatpost diameter: 26.4 mm
Front derailleur attachment: clamp-on
|The frame is in good condition. The paintjob has been refurbished and is therefore spotless. There are no dents, cracks and it is not bent.|
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|Product Name||Benotto Aero Road Frameset 1980s|
|Bicycle Type||Road Bicycle|
|Germany||€14||DHL Express Next Day|
|Europe||€19||FedEx (2-3 days)|
|UK||€19||FedEx (2-3 days)|
|USA||€49||FedEx (4-7 days)|
|Australia||€149||FedEx (5-9 days)|
|Worldwide||€149||FedEx (5-9 days)|